Monday, May 31, 2010
I've loved wild vetch since I was a child--to me they look like little birds. There are many varieties of wild vetch. Each is quite lovely when examined close up. There is a mother-of-pearl quality about some types of vetch.
Sunday, May 30, 2010
We were about to leave when we spied a tiny furred face pressed against the bars of her cage. It took only a moment to know THIS five-month old kitten was meant to come home with us.
Her formal name is Audi, but we call her Bootsie, KittyBootz, and KittenKins. Yesterday she had a wonderful time following me around the house, watching what I was doing with intense interest. We have found a darling little friend who fills our house with smiles and fun!
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Friday, May 28, 2010
I was totally fascinated by the light gleaming from the rails. It reminded me of part of an old song which I barely remember--something about starlight on the rails.
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010
These flowers are called Thimble Berries. When they ripen, the petals brown and fall away, while the center becomes a succulent red berry. It is shaped like a little cup and though there's hardly enough for a mouthful, these berries are the essence of sweetness.
I should probably also add here, that Thimble Berry leaves are also known as "nature's toilet paper..."
Monday, May 24, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
My sweet Sis loves the ocean, but she hasn't been able to visit there for many years. I wished she could walk with me, as I stepped across the sun-soaked rocks, listening to the roar of the waves on that perfect day.
Then I saw it. A lovely sheen of heart made of what looked like sand--floating on the surface of a tide pool. Beneath that heart the sun threw a beautiful shadow. I could hardly believe my eyes. I knew this lovely Heart of the Sea was something extra special--a gift from God, especially crafted for my Sister.
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Friday, May 21, 2010
Neither one of us had ever seen red pitch before--but there it was. Straight from the heart of the giant fir tree.
Above I've added a closeup of this amazing jewel of nature.
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Thursday, May 20, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
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Thursday, May 13, 2010
Their blooms are nearly gone now, but when they were in full blossoming, I was sure I heard the winged folk playing their whimsical tunes in the rain.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
It wasn't long before we noticed she didn't seem to like the name Tinkerbell. She'd become a little twitchy when we called her by that name. The three of us were watching The Princess Bride together, when I jokingly cried, "Pawincess Buttahcup!"
Her ears snapped toward me. Surprised at her instantaneous reaction, I repeated the name, "Princess Buttercup?!" She turned her head and looked into my eyes. I am sure she was smiling.
Then my husband said, "Buttercup!" She stood to her paws and walked up his chest to purr her approval.
So here she is, introducing our new furry friend, Princess Buttercup!
Monday, May 10, 2010
When I find the fragrant Lily of the Valley carpeting the ground around the pond, I am enraptured. The beauty of this exquisite plant with its white blossomy bells smites my consciousness.
It is no wonder the song-writer wrote, He's the Lily of the Valley, the Bright and Morning Star. He's the fairest of ten thousand to my soul.
Have a perfectly lovely day!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
On our last walk through the abandoned Mega Church, Sissy showed me a charming discovery, inside the wall, where vandals had bashed waist-high holes into the sheet rock.
A small brown wren had built a lovely nest within. I gasped. The brown speckled eggs snuggled into the heart shadow of nest were indeed Hidden Treasure. A few days later Sissy called to say they'd hatched! You can see these funny, wide-mouthed young'uns at Clytie's fascinating blog Random Stuff.
It seemed the perfect entry for Shadow Shot Sunday, Mother's Day AND to celebrate the wonderful day my darling Sister Clytie was born! Be sure to drop by Random Hearts to wish Sissy a Happy Birthday!
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Spring has indeed made herself known when the Thyme begins to bloom. The bees especially love these blossoms and even the hummingbirds seem to be interested--though these flowers are very tiny.
All kinds of herbs are beginning to blossom and bloom. They seem to be thriving even more than normal. Probably due to our warm, wet winter and all the rain we've had this spring so far!
Friday, May 7, 2010
How wonderful to step into morning's first light to glimpse such splendor. A queen couldn't be adorned more spectacularly than this lovely green leaf of Spring.
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Thursday, May 6, 2010
A storm rolled through yesterday--I caught this cloud face nose to nose with what looks like a fat little whale. The little fellow's tail is hidden behind the tippy top of the tree. I know I have a great imagination, but the face seems pretty clear to me. I have not touched this photo up in any way, other than adjusting the levels.
It is so amazing what one can see in the clouds.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
I was up early morning in the mountains, when I caught this sweet moss heart with my camera. I knew this heart must be especially for my darling Sister Clytie, Queen of hearts.
If you get the chance, pop on over to Sissy's heart page Random Hearts. Her photos are incredibly creative and unique, not to mention inspiring!
Monday, May 3, 2010
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Saturday, May 1, 2010
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