Mystery Solved!

A few days ago I posted unique and unknown flower “bud” (see post here). Yesterday I realized they were the orange poppies planted all over our nearby preserve and walking path. They appear to be California Poppies. And now we know 😊 “Of all the wonderful things in the wonderful universe of God, nothing seems…

Sunshine’s Macro Monday #34

Tonight on our walk we ran across this lovely lady.Β  Even among the breezy grassy blades I was able to capture her simple beauty. 🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞 “I think people should maybe just go out into the garden and watch a ladybug crawl across a flower and relax their mind. That’s about all you need to know…

Photo Therapy…

Everyone needs a hobby.Β  Mine, along with reading and walking, is of course my photography. Every night my husband and I go out walking (unless it’s raining) and I see what cool photos I can snap along the way. This morning was absolutely beautiful! So, as I play with my photo editing, here is a…

This is what I see…

These are crazy times.  Yesterday I found myself packing up my laptop and heading out to work from home for the next two weeks. The past few days have been tense and stressful.  My brain focuses on one thing then another. Monday night on my walk, not only did the fresh outdoors help me refocus,…

Sunshine’s Macro Monday #33

My post for Sunshine’s Macro Monday: While visiting our Desert Museum last week, we ran across this plant called Sugar Sumac (Rhus ovata).Β  It is apparently from the cashew family.Β  According to Wikipedia the fruit can be used to make juice similar to lemonade. Native Americans used the fruit as a sweetener, and birds also…