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!
Posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge: structure
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
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.
*posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge theme of textures
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?
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?
Old items have stories to tell and this one seems a mystery.
Posted in response to the daily post weekly photo challenge to post a picture symbolizing transitions,change and the passing of time: delta
Rainbow Haiku (Transient)
Look for the rainbow
Knowing it will fade away
Right before your eyes
Everyone seems to enjoy the sight of a rainbow. Perhaps, it is because of its fleeting beauty that we are amazed every time!
Posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge: transient
Focusing on the vibrant colors of this Eastern Bluebird was easy while it stood among the leaves on the ground. Once it took flight, however, all focus was lost. Although it is lacking in clarity, I still like the way the essence of movement is captured in the next photo of this lovely little bird!
*posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge: focus
It sure looks appealing, doesn’t it? This display of produce at my local Food Lion grocery store drew me right in! The bright, fresh produce separated into individual baskets made for an inviting display. It made my eyes happy and my mouth water.
I love Mexican food, including guacamole! On the day I took this picture, there was a worker mixing these ingredients into spicy, fresh quacamole right before my eyes. And, she was giving away samples!
As you can see below, the recipe and shopping list were posted on the side of the display!
Of course, I had to try the recipe out for myself. While I can’t guarantee that you will like it, I sure did!
*posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge: order
(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 is smart and knows a lot of commands when he is paying attention. It’s certainly easy to get his attention with food!
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 friend and part of the family!
*posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge: friend