Sparks To Light A Fire

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When looking at this simple flower, my writer’s mind creates a whole new world. Alien landscapes, a dystopian society, sparks to fire up so many possibilities in one small flower.

Does my writer’s mind miss the beauty that is just in the flower? Never, but it is while delving deeper into the essence of what makes it so beautiful that art is born.

 

After The Rain

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I stepped outside after a pretty brutal thunderstorm, and as always it amazes me the resilience of plants to weather the storm. This rose took the moment to open up, and bloom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

of plants to weather the storm. This bud took that time to open up, and bloom.

Slow & Steady

 

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Photo credit to @busterbrat1 on Instagram

 

Is your day going at a snail’s pace? Every time I look at the clock I expect hours to have passed. What do I find? That old hour hand moving slowly into the next hour. As they say slow and steady wins the race, well we need to speed the race up a bit today.

Lilacs & Butterflies

 

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The butterflies are back.

When I began taking pictures, my main reason was to capture the pretty lilac flowers. Yet I found it filled with butterflies already. This little guy(or girl) stayed still so I could capture its beauty. Not bad when you consider it was quite windy today.

The picture below is of another who posed for their portrait. Of course, the wind was not aiding me in the capture of this moment.

 

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Beautiful colors. It was even more amazing in person.

 

 

Babies

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Prickly Pear Cactus

I bet you thought I was going to post something about babies. Well I did. The huge Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia) in our backyard is covered with babies. Soon there will be flowers to join the wee ones. This winter was especially hard on it, and we thought it was dead. Yet it refused to die. Now it is covered with fresh growth everywhere.

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