Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #84: Narrow (watch out!)

I live in the desert. To tie into the Lens-Artists photo challenge this week, I am sharing some photos that demonstrate how narrow and sharp so many of our desert plants can be.  You must be aware of your surroundings when walking and hiking out in our nature.  So many of the plants have sharp…

Sunshine’s Macro Monday: Simple Beauty

ย โ€œSimplicity is the ultimate sophistication.โ€ย  ~Leonardo da Vinci ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐Ÿ’ฎ Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.ย  ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท   My post for Sunshine’s Macro Monday #28:

Macro Monday: The world at our feet

Saturday morning, as I walked into the sun, I could see the dew reflecting in the sunlight on the damp earth.ย  It was beautiful.ย  It is rare that we get dew here, but with the rain this winter, it has happened a lot.ย  I saw a photo opp.ย  I decided to get down on my…

Cooper’s Hawk, backyard visitor

This guy likes to visit on occasion.ย  He likes our birdbath.ย  I think he is magnificent and regal.ย  Just to look at him, you feel his confidence and power. Hawks have excellent vision, so I have to move so slowly.ย  It takes the slightest movement to scare him off, even from inside the house. ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š…