For Your Tuesday Afternoon

Just seems like a good time for a Thysanocarpus photo, don’t you think?

Heh … actually the truth of it is that I was just complaining over on Facebook about the people who simply aren’t taking Covid-19 seriously and I thought maybe, instead, I should post something pretty. I can’t force a soul to wear a mask or socially distance. I can’t change anyone else. I can only work on changing myself. So I need to stop whining and pointing fingers and focus instead on either my own heart, or on other things that are true, good, beautiful, and worthy of the focus.

Thysanocarpus (II), 4.15.19

Working With Succulents

It’s been eons since I’ve written anything here. I could pretend that it is all Covid-19’s fault but, truth be told, I’ve simply been unable to think about anything to write. I think my brain is on vacation, even if I’m not able to go on one! (In addition my husband is an amazing writer and it’s obvious I don’t have that talent.) But I will force myself to write — perhaps once a week I will attempt to put a little something here so I’m not only posting Goodnight Flowers.

So here goes …

I absolutely adore making images of succulents because I have become so fond of the plants. I doubt I’ll ever tire of them! They are so varied, have such wonderful lines, and the colors … well … that remains a fun challenge! Was it really as blue as I am seeing on the screen? Did the green come out correctly? Sometimes I have to go back several times to verify that, indeed, it was that color! (I had to, in fact, move the slider a bit to the right to make this image below less blue, as it just seemed wrong to me. I hope I’ve gotten it right now.) Color is quite an interesting thing: I once took several images of the same flower, all within second of each other, but due to the light changing the color of the flower was vastly different in each photo.) And how much do I want to show? Some of the images I’ve posted here are merely an inch of a plant, if not less. Some are (as with this one) a wee bit more than an inch.

Agave (I), 6.20.20

A Leucadendron for Your Day

I remember the first time I ever saw one of these. I was amazed by the beauty. Lo and behold, turned out they are all over our neighborhood (despite being native to South Africa). I just hadn’t ever take the time to really look and see!

As you might notice, this is from 2016. Yes, I have been looking through various years, mostly because of the travel challenge in which I am participating. I remember seeing this when I put it up on the computer and thinking, “Meh. That’s not really something to bother with!” Funny how different I feel about it today.

Lecuadendron Against a Wall, 11.10.16

From Today’s Walk

It was a breezy walk today, but I was happy to finally get a six mile day in. I’m not sure why, but walking during Covid Times, even when I really don’t have to worry about running into people, causes me to walk fewer miles most of the time. It’s as if I feel the urge to get back to the safety of my house.

In any case, I walked, and I took only photos of this magnolia flower. It was just too darn windy! But here … have something from today’s walk:

Magnolia Flower & Leaves, 6.8.20