HOPE

I love finding painted rocks in our neighborhood. They bring me joy. Today they also brought me HOPE. “Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.” ~ Helen Keller For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to…

Take notice…

I posted this photo on Facebook this weekend. I loved the softness of the colors and the details of the flower center. It caught my mother’s eye as well. She told me she just loved this photo. Today my mother texted me a quote that my dad suggested I incorporate into a blog post. Together,…

Got the shot!

When we walk this specific neighborhood park, there is a cluster of trees where we will often hear and see birds, including this stunning vermilion flycatcher. I haven’t always had the zoom lens, or even my camera with me, when we see him. The last two Saturday mornings I’ve walked to this park with my…

Tarantula hawk wasp

This morning I ran across a flowering bush with several of these beautiful creatures enjoying the blooms. Apparently their sting can be extremely painful for a short period of time, but it is not dangerous to humans (very dangerous to the other creatures they prey on, such as tarantulas!) However, they are not easily provoked…

Rambling milkweed and honey bee

I love this rambling milkweed that entwines itself throughout a bush that grows on the property line between our neighbor’s house and ours (technically on their properly). The vines are fascinating. The flowers and buds are beautiful. Oddly, the seed pods smell like onion and they produce a milky juice that feels sticky. Sunday morning…