Six-Word Saturday 5.28.22

FOTD 5.27.22

I know. I said I was done with tiny doors but this week I had fun playing with editing in order to share these little doors. I haven’t been back to Redondo Beach yet, so where did I find them? Well…

…my late mom loved puzzles and when I saw this one, I laughed out loud and headed for my camera. It’s really true–doors are everywhere!

Thursday Doors 5.26.22

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I know. To really be a classic still life, I’d need a dead rooster and some roses, but this is the Southwest, where bougainvillea and other flowering plants reign supreme over roses. 🙂

Some weeks ago when Lisa came down from Flagstaff to visit and we wandered in the Preserve, the cottonwoods (or something) had evidently been oversharing, as in several places fuzziness had overtaken everything in the vicinity.

There’s a bit of fuzziness in our lives right now (Sunday as I write this) because my dad passed away tonight, following Mom’s death in early February. It’s been a tough year. One of my sisters-in-law has a very serious form of lymphoma as well, so needless to say 2022 will not go down as one of the best years of our lives. However, my parents both had long, wonderful lives (92 and 93 when they passed) and we know they’re in heaven where my dad is probably taking a horseback ride while my mom throws the javelin, something she did at a Senior Olympic record-setting level while still alive. ❤

Amy, I love you for choosing this theme, one that’s near and dear to my heart and camera. While I, like Tina, often do close-ups and macros from six feet or so away with my telephoto, the phone is also great for that type of shot. I deliberately didn’t include a flower with a bee, although I love those. Let’s see what I did chose and whether or not you like them.

My Christmas cactus in full bloom lured me into a great number of photos with its sensuous curves and beautiful color.

This unidentified but brave insect ventured much closer to these cactus spines than I ever would!

Our daughter had some beautiful gladiolus flowers, so I just had to get (a lot) closer.

One of these is not like the others.

Although I know many think me crazy for it, I long for some winter, real winter with cold and snow and ice, something we don’t get in the Phoenix area. But go south an hour and a half or so, then head up Mt. Lemmon and if conditions are right, you might spot frost in places where the sun hasn’t hit yet. Seeing some made my day. Really!

No little thing challenge can sneak by without another view, unpublished until today, of the alien-looking interior of one of our torch cactus flowers. I’m endlessly fascinated by them.

Six-Word Saturday 5.21.22

Friday flowers…velvety

Posted: May 20, 2022 in flowers
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FOTD 5.20.22

Thursday has rolled around once again (anyone else’s weeks seem to be speeding up?) which means it’s once again time for Thursday Doors. Hurrah! I thought I’d follow up my tiny doors with one door that really caught my eye during another Redondo Beach walk, although this one is anything but tiny.

Admittedly the door is beautiful but its surroundings make the entire effect both unique and attractive. So I’m including a view facing away from the door. Even if it’s not your style, I think it definitely has that “Wow” effect.

Dan, I don’t always say it, but thanks for taking TD over from Norm and, Norm, if you’re out there reading this, thanks for starting it.