People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us. — Iris Murdoch
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
a balancing act
is going on right before
our eyes, if we look
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
my camera and i have cross words when i'm attempting night shots.
i keep offering it different settings, manual and otherwise, but the results are nearly always fuzzy...
i think my scolding helped a little, this time, though, because the camera gave me these lovely turquoise "moon spots" to make up for its lack of focus...
Friday, July 15, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
S is for Snakebird
N is for No way am i getting any closer
A is for a seriously Agile neck
K is for Killer beak action
E is for “i am not the Enemy!”
B is for “Back off, anyway, lady!”
I is for Increasing irritation
R is for Rage —
D is for Dashing away, just in time!
Sunday, July 10, 2011
a lot of perspiring went into this post... but that's july in florida for you.
since my walk began with a sign reminding me to "stop" and look about me,
i thought i should do just that.
july is also the harbinger of fabulous skies, and pink apple snail eggs...
...and mushroom fairy rings waiting to trap the unwary traveler.
all in all, not a bad exchange for a month-long sauna...
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
I've been waking up every morning to this.
It looks like a madman with a wood chipper has been let loose in my yard.
You of the razor sharp incisors,
capable of turning one of these tightly closed pine cones into pine mulch,
in a mere 15 minutes or less.
Note the progression here...
and the final result.
Can you believe this is the same pine cone I showed you in the first photo?
And here's the real kicker: the squirrels do this, over and over again, just to find and eat two pine nuts. TWO! Each seed smaller than a lentil.
That's what I call perseverance.
And now it's time for a nap.