Creek Glow

Creek Stone

Creek Haiku (Glow)

Luminescent glow
Glistening on the water
Around rough creek stone

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Crossing over the footbridge, I saw that the creek water down far below seemed to be glowing! Perfect for the daily post weekly photo challenge: glow

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Suburb-The Changing Seasons V2 (September 2017)

Double Vision

Vision Haiku (Double)

Wonderous vision
Immensely unexpected
Intoxicating

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I was certainly surprised to look out my kitchen window and see two deer gazing back at me! I live in a suburban neighborhood and wouldn’t expect to see deer so near to my house. I studied their beauty for a moment then ran to get my camera. They didn’t move from their spots, and looked right at me through the window. I didn’t want to scare them so I stepped away, peeking at them as they moved across my yard. Deer are such beautiful creatures and I felt double blessed to see two!

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This is my ninth 2017 post for year three of Cardinal Guzman’s photo challenge, The Changing Seasons. You can post a photo gallery (V1) or a single photo (V2) that showcases your view of the month. You can check out the Cardinal’s page for the general challenge rules and join right in! His photos are fantastic! Like last year, I am planning to add a haiku along with my single V2 photo each month. Even though it has been said that a picture paints a thousand words, I like pairing pictures and words; both can still mean different things to different people.

All my previous Changing Seasons posts are in one place under the Changing Seasons header at the top of the page. Take a look around my blog if you are interested! Comments are welcome!

Nature’s Bank

Silver Dollars

I always wondered what these cool translucent pods were and I finally got around to looking it up. They seem to be the moon shaped, paper thin seed pods of the lunaria annua, or the Honesty plant. The plant, originally native to South East Asia, is otherwise known as a money plant. According to my quick research, people sometimes call them Chinese Money, Chinese Coins, or Silver Dollars. I guess I have nature’s bank in my back yard!

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Posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge: structure

Suburb-The Changing Seasons V2 (August 2017)

Treasure

Treasure Haiku (Circumstance)

Treasure may differ
Depending on circumstance
And place in this world

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I like to put extra bird food on the ground for my favorite back yard squirrel, Curtiss. Yes, she is my favorite- I can always recognize her by the notch on her right ear! I have been watching her across the seasons. I have watched her build a nest in my dogwood tree for her babies, and I have watched her move those babies when danger (in the form of a hawk) had been near. I have watched her watch me, eye to eye, as she lounges on the tree branches. I have watched her diligently gather acorns in preparation for the winter. Other squirrels, with their own personality traits, partake in this food treasure too. But, only when Curtiss lets them. She is the queen!

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Today, with so much distress in the world, I am counting my blessings and feeling greatful indeed.

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This is my eighth 2017 post for year three of Cardinal Guzman’s photo challenge, The Changing Seasons. You can post a photo gallery (V1) or a single photo (V2) that showcases your view of the month. You can check out the Cardinal’s page for the general challenge rules and join right in! His photos are fantastic! Like last year, I am planning to add a haiku along with my single V2 photo each month. Even though it has been said that a picture paints a thousand words, I like pairing pictures and words; both can still mean different things to different people.

All my previous Changing Seasons posts are in one place under the Changing Seasons header at the top of the page. Take a look around my blog if you are interested! Comments are welcome!

Corner Store

Corner Store

I like the style of this corner store. I drive by it more often than I go inside, but it’s nice to know it is within walking distance of where I live.

When I was a kid, I loved walking down to a little store near my house with all the other neighborhood kids to buy candy bars, chips, or penny candy. I could fill a little bag with bubble gum, tootsie rolls, log cabins, mint julep taffy and sweet tarts without breaking the bank! Too bad you can’t get anything for a penny anymore. I’m glad I grew up in simpler times when gathering together with friends for a walk to the store down around the corner was considered fun!

*posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge: corner

Visual Texture

Texture

I can feel the texture of this tapestry textile just by looking at it. Can you feel the visual layering of color, imagining the soft raised threads against your fingertips? This is a photo of a small section of the framed tapestry that I just had to buy when I saw it at a street fair years ago. I loved the captured tumble of books.

Here is a full view, complete with soft textile, rough brick, smooth glass, and wood grain elements.

Framed Tapestry

*posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge theme of textures

Suburb-The Changing Seasons V2 (July 2017)

July Lily

Heat Haiku (Composure)

Rise up and stand tall
Against the sweltering heat
Keep cool composure

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This has been a hot, hot, hot July! It’s hot enough to make tempers flare! So stay cool my friends!!!

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This flower (tall and proud) popped up overnight despite the heat. I think it is some type of lily. Do you know what kind of flower it is?

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This is my seventh 2017 post for year three of Cardinal Guzman’s photo challenge, The Changing Seasons. You can post a photo gallery (V1) or a single photo (V2) that showcases your view of the month. You can check out the Cardinal’s page for the general challenge rules and join right in! His photos are fantastic! Like last year, I am planning to add a haiku along with my single V2 photo each month. Even though it has been said that a picture paints a thousand words, I like pairing pictures and words; both can still mean different things to different people.

All my previous Changing Seasons posts are in one place under the Changing Seasons header at the top of the page. Take a look around my blog if you are interested! Comments are welcome!

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Inedible Snake Berry

Snake Berry

This is a macro picture of a tiny berry in my back yard. Some people call it a mock strawberry or false strawberry. Others call it a snake berry. Since snake berries are poisonous, I certainly would not take a chance on it being edible! I say “do not eat!” It is pretty to look at though, especially close-up!

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Today’s daily prompt is the word edible; in this case, I say NOT EDIBLE!

Carpenter Bee Collage

Carpenter Bee Collage

My blog, The Beespeak, is not a blog about bees. I do find bees to be interesting creatures, however. I first thought these were bumble bees; but, the spot on their backs proved them to be carpenter bees instead! I learned something new! Did you know the difference?

These large carpenter bees look pretty cool doing their work among the flowers. The pinkish flowers are rhododendrons, but I am not sure what the purple flowers are. Bees seem to like them; do you know what they are? Isn’t nature delightful?

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posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge:Collage
and the recent daily prompt: bumble

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Bee Delighted!

Delta Mystery

Delta Mystery

A big rain with flash flooding caused this creek to overflow. There was a lot of debris, including this rusted metal vessel, that lingered after the water subsided.

The large, weathered vessel certainly showed change from the ravishes of time. I wonder how old it is. I wonder where it has been and what it was used for. The mesh moon and star shapes intrigue me. Could it have been a fire pit of some kind? If so, who shared in its warmth?

Detail

Old items have stories to tell and this one seems a mystery.

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Posted in response to the daily post weekly photo challenge to post a picture symbolizing transitions,change and the passing of time: delta

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