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…

A Photo a Week Challenge: A Peaceful Place

These photos were taken in California Adventure, early morning before many folks had entered the park. There’s something serene and peaceful, seeing everything empty, quiet, and clean.  Bright and sunny, waiting for the day. My post for Nancy’s Weekly Challenge “Every man must have a peaceful place to contemplate. If you do not have such…

Misty Moments Waiting

Here is my entry for the Tuesday Photo Challenge: Mist This photo came to mind and I was able to easily retrieve it from my photo files. It was taken in 2012 with my pocket camera.  We were vacationing in Key West.  We were waiting for our boat to take us out to the Dry…

Do you pray?

On my walk last weekend, I happened upon yet another Praying Mantis. How awesome! I took my time and captured his photo from several angles. As I reviewed the images it got me to thinking.  Someone, long ago, gave him the name Praying Mantis, and over the years it has stuck. Prayer, we hear the…

Early Morning

I wake up early in the morning and look outside, expecting to see something beautiful. And I do. I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning. -J. B. Priestley