Category Archives: Musings

Beloved Birds

Ice Cardinals

It’s been a snow shower and freezing rain kind of day. Not my favorite weather, but the birds didn’t seem to mind as much as me. Lots of birds flocked to my backyard and bird feeder today. These red cardinals looked so pretty against the the winter white of the day.

I really can’t choose a favorite kind of bird, they are all beloved to me. I’ve only been a bird watcher for a few years, but I’m hooked! The more you look, the more kinds of birds you start to see! And, I love looking at them through the lens of my camera because I can zoom in and appreciate the fine details of the individual beauty of each creature.

If you are interested you can find more bird pictures under the birds header at the top of my page. You can see recent posts about my beloved pets Pal and Stripey Boy on my blog. So much to love! Aren’t God’s creatures grand?!

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Posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge: beloved
And the daily post prompt: creature
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Vibrant Growth

Growing

Vibrant Growth

Growth comes in unexpected places
Bursting through hard, rocky spaces

Above the base below
Rise, surge, grow

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Posted for the Daily Post weekly photo challenge: growth
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Suburb-The Changing Seasons V2 (December 2017)

Star

Star Haiku (Promise)

Each beckoning star
Giving a glimpse of heaven
Promise fills the sky

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Best wishes to everyone as we head toward 2018!
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This is my twelfth 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 see his photo gallery. His photos are fantastic! Like last year, I have added 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.

Thank you to the Cardinal for hosting the challenge all these years. It’s been fun! And, thanks to Su Leslie for keeping the challenge going.

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!

Suburb-The Changing Seasons V2 (October 2017)

Changing Beauty

Beauty Haiku (Inevitable)

Inevitably
Our impression of beauty
Will change over time

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The leaves are changing color here. Overall, the colors don’t seem as vibrant this year. People say that is because we have had drier weather. Still, I was struck by the beauty of this fallen leaf, bursting with bright color against the pavement, as I walked through the park on this chilly day. I can hardly believe that October is nearly over. Where has the time gone?

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This is my tenth 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

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

Suburb-The Changing Seasons V2 (June 2017)

Busy Bee

Busy Haiku (Bee)

Day in and day out
A worker bee stays busy
Ignoring the heat

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I wonder what kind of June flower has drawn the attention of this busy bee…anybody know?

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This is my sixth 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!

Transient Rainbow

Transient

Rainbow Haiku (Transient)

Look for the rainbow
Knowing it will fade away
Right before your eyes

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Everyone seems to enjoy the sight of a rainbow. Perhaps, it is because of its fleeting beauty that we are amazed every time!

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Posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge: transient

My Pal

Portrait of Pal

(4 pictures.) Pal has been my friend for nearly nine years. We first bonded as I held him close on the car ride home. My brother and I got Pal from a breeder, but we say we rescued him from less than perfect conditions. With his blue eye, he would never have been a show dog, but we didn’t care. Turns out, Pal has had to take medicine for seizures since he was a pup. He is a trooper and just carries on his merry way. He is a sweet boy, and he loves to play, eat, and sit on your lap!

Pal is a curious basset hound and follows his nose. We have to watch to make sure that he could never accidentally wander away on a mission to follow a scent or chase a butterfly!

Pal On The Move

Pal is smart and knows a lot of commands when he is paying attention. It’s certainly easy to get his attention with food!

Sit and Shake Pal

Pal loves to be near his people. When he gazes at you with his pretty eyes, or rests his slobbery chin on your lap, you know you are loved!

Pal is a Good Boy

Pal is a good friend and part of the family!

*posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge: friend

Suburb-The Changing Seasons V2 (May 2017)

Tree Swallow in the Sun

Calm Haiku (Stoop)

Resting on the stoop
Sharing the heat of the day
Calms my anxious heart

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This beautiful tree swallow found a place to rest in between its swooping air flights. I love to watch these birds fly above the field in the park. I also love the rare chance to see one at rest and admire its vivid coloring. This is one of my brother’s favorite birds. Since his birthday is in May, this picture seems a perfect selection for my May Changing Seasons post.

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This is my fifth 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. And, I also have a bird header where all my bird pictures are gathered.
Take a look around my blog if you are interested! Comments are welcome!

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