From Today’s Walk

I took a nice 5+ mile walk today. I know, with work coming up soon, I won’t have as much time, so I’m getting them in while I can. The day was overcast, but no rain at all is forecast, which is a great disappointment as well as a worry. But so it goes. You can bet I’m praying for rain!

Meanwhile, I do see flowers … some of the magnolias are blooming now, as are Narcissus. The Daphne are the most fragrant flowers of all at this point, and they are wonderful. And of course the Zantedeschia aethiopica are blooming as you can see below. I think the bee was quite happy!

Bee on a Calla Lily, 1.31.22

Happy Monday

As I wait for the temperature outside to warm up a wee bit (yes, I’m wimpy: it IS, after all, over 40°!) I thought I’d wish you all a happy Monday. I realize that, for many, it’s a back to work day, but I hope it can still be happy. Maybe some of you are even happier getting back to work …? I wonder.

I think I’ve identified this correctly as Coleonema, and it might be Coleonema pulchellum , also known as “Pink Breath of Heaven”.

Coleonema, 3.24.21

What do YOU see?

Sometimes I upload a flower image on my computer and suddenly I see something I didn’t notice when I was out shooting. This image fits that, to my eye. But what do YOU see?

Unfortunately I’m not satisfied with the image enough to print it: the flower was covered in tiny bits of dust or dirt which bugs me. (I do give myself permission to change my mind about that, however.) I will share it here and on social media because it made me laugh. (Hint, you might have to enlarge it, and do look at the center bit.)

But maybe I’m laughing alone?

No Title Yet Because That Would Be Too Telling, 1.28.22

UPDATE … okay … here is a bit of the image where I see little men (yellow faces, black clothes) attempting to escape the flower. It’s been interesting to read what people see over on Facebook (I don’t get as many viewers here on this site). Some answers: pineapples, Little Red Riding Hood, a jewel, a shy flower, spiders … so many ways of seeing.

Can you see the men now?