Macro Monday: Desert Canterbury Bells

“…human names for natural things are superfluous. Nature herself does not name them. The important thing is to know this flower, look at its color until the blueness becomes as real as a keynote of music.” ~ Sally Carrighar Also called Desert Bluebell: Try as I might, I can not for certain identify the light…

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…

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…

Sunshine’s Macro Monday #32 πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹

My post for Sunshine’s Macro Monday πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹ “I meant to do my work today But a brown bird sang in the apple tree And a butterfly flitted across the field And all the leaves were calling me.” ~ Richard Le Gallienne