Posts Tagged ‘Nature’

Wings

Posted: April 22, 2017 in Nature
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Spring has finally flown in.

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Drunk

Posted: April 15, 2017 in Nature, Poetry
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Our plan was to take a last-morning, long hike.  But with about 12+ hours of pouring rain, the conditions, although sunny, were less than stellar.  On the trail, any non-mucky surface would be slick rock and every tree or bush a dosing of water waiting to happy.  oI’ve been horseback riding in those conditions and a heavy-duty slicker is a must if you don’t want to send up soaked and shivering.  We didn’t have slickers, so after a leisurely early morning, we packed up and started to leave.

I say “started” because the beauty we saw that morning made me say/yell “Pull over whenever you can” at almost every turnout.  The clouds were hanging low, new snow dusted peaks, and the air was crisp.  What a farewell to a most gorgeous place!

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On Monday, I like to participate in Sally’s mobile photography challenge, open to anyone who takes photos with a non-traditional camera, as my phone/camera goes with me everywhere.  The first Monday’s theme is “Nature” and, having been to Yosemite, my natural tendency was to go with something spectacular from there.  After all, what isn’t spectacular there?

But, southern California having a very different climate from that of the Chicago area, nature is also everywhere in the city even now, a juxtaposition I enjoyed greatly, as with the exotic beauty of this bird of paradise bloom against the neutral-colored background of a Spanish-themed apartment complex: city and nature, striking and subdued. Perhaps if you live there, their beauty becomes passé, but to winter-jaded eyes, they were a glorious sight.

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These days, spring comes closer, only to flirtatiously retreat, leaving me craving color.  That desire lures me deep into the heart of a flower this week with this macro shot.  Dive in with me. Drown in color! Who knows what you’ll find in the heart.

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Christmas?  Well, my Christmas cactus thinks so anyway.  It’s missed blooming for a few years now, so I’m just glad to see its one beautiful flower, much happier than I was to see that WP has changed the “new post” configuration once again.  Why move everything to the other side?  And what else will suddenly bite me on the derrière?

OK, forget it.  It’s Saturday, the weekend, time to have fun.  Let’s just concentrate on the flower and have a super Saturday!

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