Gallery of desert wildflowers

“At these times, the things that troubled her seemed far away and unimportant: all that mattered was the hum of the bees and the chirp of birdsong, the way the sun gleamed on the edge of a blue wildflower, the distant bleat and clink of grazing goats.” ~ Alison Croggon

Silent Sunday ~ Memories

We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they’re called memories. Some take us forward, they’re called dreams.~Jeremy Irons

In grays and blacks

Inspired by Frank @ Beachwalk Reflections’ post on Gray, I decided to look through some older photos and experiment with some black and white edits. It’s fun to see how grays and blacks can change the mood of a photo. These photos below were taken early last year. Is there one that stands out to…

Things we saw on our After Christmas Nature Walk at the preserve

Beautiful sunshine and water reflections: Bees buzzing around a few remaining flowers: A Vermillion Flycatcher: A beautiful coyote as he sauntered off in the distance: A variety of floating ducks swimming to-and-fro around the pond: With beautiful fall color reflections: Multiple dragonfly sightings! Another bird: Beautiful fall and winter colors: Duck wings flapping: And in…

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Hopes and prayers for a blessed holiday season 🎄❄️🙏 May the coming year be filled with goodness and hope 🕊️ Have a joyous peaceful day! “An optimist is someone who figures that if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s the bluebird of happiness.” ~ Robert Breault “A smile is the…