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Six Word Saturday 10.16.21

Past Squares: Up & Lines

Life in Colour: orange

Yes, these roses were also in Descanso Gardens. A bright, pink square for Becky and Jude and all of you to brighten your Tuesday…or maybe Wednesday, depending on where you live. And if you look at the rose-to-be in the back left, well, this bud’s for you. πŸ™‚

Let me add Cee’s FOTD (Flower of the Day) as well. πŸ™‚

And bright glorious light for today’s “Square” entry, once again from Descanso Gardens in southern California.

Descanso Gardens has the perfect plant background to show off a giant swallowtail butterfly. The sun cooperated to light it up!

for Squares: bright

for One Word Sunday: spring (or autumn)

“Natural light” is this week’s theme, one that’s right up my camera lens. I’m enthralled by light. As a morning person who feels that if I didn’t get walking before sunrise I’m running late, I have lots of sunrise photos…so I’m going to avoid those. Those of you who follow me have seen lots of them in various posts. Let’s go with something different, something smaller than grand vistas, which have already been done beautifully by our hostesses.

I’ve shared this photo before, but it’s one of my favorites for showcasing natural light.

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β€œMay it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Light in Descanso Gardens, California.

β€œO, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.”
― Roman Payne

Light on milkweed pod.

β€œWe went down into the silent garden. Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour of silence. Everything is transfixed, only the light moves.”
― Leonora Carrington

Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, Gilbert, Arizona

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β€œMy first memory is of light — the brightness of light — light all around.”
― Georgia O’Keefe

Since I held off on sunrises, let’s grab a Wyoming sunset to close.

Pre-Thanksgiving at Descanso Gardens wasn’t as verdant as spring or summer, but the rose garden was, if not in full bloom, at least in blooming health. There was a choice of colors but today’s color is yellow, just for Jude and the flower is for Cee’s FOTD.

β€œIt was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.”
― Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy-Tacy and Tib

β€œIt is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important.”
― Antoine de Saint-ExupΓ©ry, The Little Prince

Thanks to Arthur Conan Doyle, The Naval Treaty for the quote in the title.

Also the name of one of my favorite dramatic comedy movies. Or humorous dramas. Whatever. Favorite. πŸ™‚

And for Becky: close-up. πŸ™‚

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Descanso Gardens again. Even in November there were flowers. Of course November in southern California isn’t December in many other places, but it that made it even more of a joy to see. It was UPlifting.

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for One Word Sunday: roll or role and Life in Colour: brown