Tree Party

When the zephyr appears, We flutter and sway, A waltz in the wind, An impassioned ballet. If the squalls should arrive, We’ll shake, and we’ll sing, Let loose of the branch, Square dance in a ring. The birds will take part, Building homes for the new, Whistling with joy, Loving chirps, or a coo. It’s […]

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Hanging On

Leaf Art

I watched little leaves, Drifting in the wind.Spinning, twirling, floating.Landing ever so softly,On the ground beneath my feet. On the branch above,One was still hanging on.Quivering in the breeze. And I wondered…Was it shaking from fear,Afraid to let go?Or was it fighting to break free,Hoping to fly? And I wondered…If that were me,What would I do?Would […]

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Light and Shadows

Everything looks so different when the light starts to shine.

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Wildlife

Abstract Art

In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks. John Muir Word of the day challenge: Nature

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In the Quiet

Colorful Leaves

In the Quiet,I’m unheard, I’m unseen,I can run, I can twirl,If I want… I can scream.Just me and my thoughts,Far away from the crowd,Dancing in color,And singing out loud. I wanted to whiz past “Q” tonight. I LOVE Quiet. I don’t think quiet is all about lack of noise either. It’s also about peace & […]

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Upside Down

Sometimes you have to let life turn you upside down so you can learn how to live right side up. I’ve been having some weird feelings lately. I think I’d call it “lack of joy,” but at the same time I keep reminding myself to stay grateful. What I’m REALLY grateful for is the fact […]

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A Lavender Glow

We are one leaf on the great human tree. Pablo Neruda I’ve given a fresh look to an old image, just for the fun of it. I love the dreamy glow in the leaves. I really don’t have much to share today. Everything is wonderful and there are lots of things in the works… but […]

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A Healthy Brunch

I’m really liking the action around here today! This is the squirrel that chased the parrots away; munching on a loquat. I guess nature is dictating what I’ll be taking photographs of this season! I’ve added some fun color and the squirrel is a bit hidden (like his henchman) behind a leaf, so I did a zoom […]

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Nature’s Collage

Well, I had a great time visiting my sister! Not quite the photo ops I had anticipated, but hanging out with her was the real treat, so I’m not complaining! I was asked to be on a panel Tuesday night—at a recovery center—and I’m really looking forward to that. If it wasn’t for the commitment, I would […]

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Be Still…

Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different?

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Tree of Love

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips it’s turn. Hal Borland A dear friend of mine gave us this tree when my dad passed away, and we planted it in a memorial garden in the backyard. Needless to say, watching all of these little heart shaped leaves spring forth every year is extra special. Have […]

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Spring Fling

Our backyard is absolutely blooming with color these past few days, and the Ginkgo is coming to life. Just about a week ago we could practically count the leaves on it! One thing I am really grateful for this past year is living with my mom. Besides the fact that we keep each other company (and […]

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Sticking To It

“Consider the postage stamp, son. It secures success through its ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.” -Josh Billings

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Simplicity

Simplicity Makes Me Happy. Alicia Keys

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Hanging Out

Leaves from one of the trees that my dad planted, just hanging out over the wash after the rain.

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Hanging Heart

Capture every moment as if it’s your last.

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Signs of Life

The Redbud tree in our backyard is coming to life!

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Joy in Red

There is a shade of red for every woman. Audrey Hepburn

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Discovering Joy

Call me crazy, but I have a plan. I’ve been wanting to do holiday photos but haven’t been getting out much yet. I picked up a $3 ornament and I’m going to use it as my prop for the next 13 days. Discovering Joy. Kind of like, Elf on the Shelf. Sounds a bit childlike, […]

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