Monday, April 28, 2014

april recap

A much loved daughter turned 24.

Zebra Longwings made their first spring appearance,

and so did the Easter basenji ;)

Mama duck watched over her baby

while snake birds preened.

Jasmine burst into riotous bloom on the back fence,

jacarandas perfumed the air,

  and scarlet ibis brightened their beaks

according to the latest in spring fashion.

The daisies paid them no mind.

Even the shadows gave way to light.


Jodi said...

Your post is all things bright and beautiful. Just like you and Emily.

Elizabeth said...

As always, it's good to hear from you, to see your work and read your words. The photos are extraordinary -- each one of them. Of course, your daughter is the most beautiful of all the things in nature!

Loree said...

Beautiful photos. The one of your dog as the Easter bunny made me smile.

Tracy said...

LOVELY images, Leslie! You have a such a wonderful way of capturing light and the heart of things. :o) Happy wishes to your Emily (beautiful portrait!)... and just LOVE the Easter Basenji!! Too cute... Such happiness in these images--I have to go back and look again! Happy Days, my friend ((LOVE & HUGS))

S. Etole said...

Remarkable images, Leslie. Prayers and thoughts are often with you.

Deb Colarossi said...

Breathtaking Leslie!

Becky Jerdee said...

That new camera your brother gave you is yielding GREAT results!!! What gorgeous pictures!!!!!!

Laura said...

How beautiful dear Leslie!

♥ tinyWOOLF ♥ said...

'... even the shadows gave way to light.', now that's what i happily call a finale!
oh, your daughter is a flower, blooming.
so is your dog (not a flower).

i am e-n-v-i-o-u-s of your camera lens!
in a good way, mind. envious.