See HOPE

“Where there is no vision, there is no hope.” ~ George Washington Carver ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ “What is true of the individual will be tomorrow true of the whole nation if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž “We should not let our fears hold us back from pursuing our hopes.”…

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 ๐Ÿ˜Š “Of all the wonderful things in the wonderful universe of God, nothing seems…

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).ย  It is apparently from the cashew family.ย  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…