Where I live, “spiky” and “flower” are often found side by side. In this case, we’ll just add “orange” for the trifecta. Happy Friday!

The Lens-Artist challenge this week celebrates the ordinary . But what is ordinary? I think this quote typifies my attitude to what is or isn’t ordinary. But at the end, you’ll find one that fits my aim for my photography.

“Extraordinary magic is woven through ordinary life. Look around!”
― Amy Leigh Mercree

Look down. Even death can be beautiful.

Look forward.

Looks closer.

Look in unexpected places.

Look through a vase.

“Almost nothing need be said when you have eyes.”
― Tarjei Vesaas, The Boat in the Evening

One Word Sunday: art

Past Squares: circles, kinda (yummy/cute/beautiful)

for Life in Colour: orange , Past Square: kinda (“kinda” poisonous!) and circle, and Six Word Saturday

Needless to say, NOT from Arizona, although we did get a huge thunderstorm and hard rain (for about half an hour) yesterday. Loved it and I loved these trees from my old haunt in Illinois, McDowell Forest Preserve.

for Past Squares 10.8.21

Thanks to “Highlander” for the title, although in this case perhaps “I only need one” might be better. Either way, can’t better this door shot, even if it’s not the door that’s so doggone cute.

for Thursday Doors 10.7.21

Like the poltergeist in the eponymous movie “Poltergeist”, I’m baaaaack. 🙂 Actually got back the end of last week but have been dealing with helping-aging-parents things so today’s the first day back on the blog. But first news first: God willing, we’ll be grandparents to a baby boy end of March-ish next year. 🙂 First one for both sides of the family so exciting times. ❤

On the blogging side of things, Jude’s moved to one of fall’s bright colors/colours: “orange”, so here’s my first offering: an apricot tartlet from the newly-opened “Sweet Wheat” in Redondo Beach, California, an artisan boulangerie run by French brothers and it is, as my sister-in-law in France said when I sent her some photos, “a proper bakery.” Don’t hate me if you look at the photos and read descriptions of what they have to offer. The first day I had a wonderful pain au chocolat (“proper name”, no “chocolate croissant” here); the morning I left, this not-too-sweet tartlet. Délicieux!

I also noticed Becky is allowing us crazy retro freedom this month with “Past Squares” as the theme. Several she shared are “bright” and “circles and squares.” This hits “bright” and “circles” so, Becky, you get a tartlet as well!

I think nature’s gold is the very best and I offer you two examples of why I think so. This will be my last post for September as I’m on the way to southern California for another visit with our older daughter, husband, and grandchild-in-the-making. I’ll even be attending my first gender-reveal party but no, there will be no fireworks to start forest fires or anything happening that might kill someone or destroy property! Just family and friends and a cake that when cut, will have frosting colored to reveal boy or girl. Whatever happened to the element of surprise that we looked for? 🙂

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for Life in Colour: gold

We had a Tiffany-style light fixture in our Ohio house, shallower but wider than this one, but it stayed with the house when we sold it. Kind of wish we’d taken it along, but you can’t take everything.

for Life in Colour: gold

for Life In Colour: gold