Thursday, June 30, 2011
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Saturday, June 25, 2011
|Putting On The Dog|
While the family was setting up for a giant neighborhood yard sale, I decided to take a little break. As habit would have it, I grabbed my camera and wandered about the yard. Approaching a dogwood tree in full bloom, I captured this very engaged little black fly. I think she was feeding on the nectar of one of it's flowers. I guess flies eat almost anything, but I usually catch them feeding on decaying matter and excrements. Yuck!
Fascinating, I thought, upon viewing this capture, I never knew they were so hairy, as I am usually swatting at them, to annoyed to notice.
Watching this insect go about her day, was truly a learning experience for me enhanced by the lens of my camera. I will forever think of flies, as wearing, little fur coats, patent leather wings and Dior sunglasses. Dining on some of the splendiferous food that Mother Nature, has prepared. Now, doesn't that just make this irritating little creature seem more tolerable??? Thank goodness for dogwood trees, as this photo of, Madame Flychincloss, would have never materialized! Have a wonderful day!
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Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
|Less Is More|
"Less is more."~Ludwig Mies van der Rohe~
When we moved to Florida, I left behind many things. Our new life style would be free of dust collectors, bright and airy. When we come north to stay with our daughter, I also get to visit some of my old things, of which she was the recipient. Above is an old desk that belonged to my great aunt. It is oak, a fine wood but not my style, I loved the silhouette of it, however. Out came the sandpaper, white paint and just like magic, I made it my own, years ago. It now lives in my daughter's kitchen. The waterford vase and candlesticks were also mine. Do I miss these things? Sometimes I do, but usually only when I'm looking for props to photograph. Yup, that's what things have come to mean to me folks, PROPS, to photograph. I always did hate to dust. Hope you enjoy visiting some of my prior possessions, as much as I do. Love the minimalist kind of feel I get from this arrangement. Have a wonderful day!
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
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If angels transformed to raindrops and they rained from heaven, would this not be a perfect place for them to dwell. I do not know the proper name for this delicate little flower but I think Angel Catcher maybe somehow, now, appropriate.
When a friend falls ill, we feel helpless and offer up our thoughts and prayers for their speedy recovery. Feeling helpless but hopeful, I offer up this prayer for you my friend.
May the nectar of science fill your body with the healing light of thousands of candles, lit in every church throughout the land. That St. Jude, St. Theresa and St. Anne hold you in their loving arms and bathe you in the cradle of strength. May every healthy cell ban together and fight the unwelcome invader and dash it's invitation to fester. Angels from heaven drench my friend and envelop her in the healing illumination of prayer. Angel Catchers abound and flourish. May her mind, body and spirit come together in unity and help keep her whole and powerful. This is my prayer for you my friend, I know you have the will to fight and the courage to win. As win you must, no other option acceptable!
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Saturday, June 11, 2011
|Hornets Have To Eat Too|
I took this photo at a garden center recently. I couldn't help thinking that I don't remember ever seeing a hornet a top of a flower before. They are usually hiding behind a shutter or some small crevice just waiting to scare the peejeebies out of you! I sat on one once and let me tell you that, it was a site to behold! OUCH!!!!! But as scary as theses little creature are, they have to eat too! There must be some higher purpose in nature for them, I thought.
I googled, what do hornets eat?
"Adult food consists of nectar or other sugary solutions such as honeydew and the juices of ripe fruits. Hornets hunt other insects, caterpillars, spiders, and even other bees and wasps to supply protein to larvae. They also chew plant material, like tree bark, to build their nests."
Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_food_do_hornets_eat#ixzz1OyIkVBAu
Wow, I'm starting to see a food chain emerging here! The only natural enemy I could find is that of man and all of his chemicals to rid them from our presence. Well I guess as long as they keep eating other insects, especially mosquitoes, and stay away from any place that I sit, I can respect their place in nature and yes they will always scare the peejeebies out of me! ! Enjoy the photo and have a wonderful day!
Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
|A Joint Effort Enjoyed By All|
If any of you remember the post from April 14, entitled, Catch of the Day, then you will remember these two! John, on the right, caught his first saltwater fish and it just happened to be a 125 pound shark. He and my husband Will, on the left, filleted the giant catch after their charter. Judy, John's, better half, thought we should have a shark fest. Last night they shared their bounty with fifty four of our friends. The shark was prepared in three different ways. We grilled it, baked it, and fried the rest. The general consensuses was that fried tasted the best. Pot luck was in order and I think we could have fed another fifty four people. The generosity of all these people, is overwhelming! Our second family, it is a wonderful feeling!
Aren't Will and John, cute in their matching Budweiser, aprons? Just love a man on the grill!
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Monday, June 6, 2011
|Life is Just a Bowl of Roses|
"Rose Colored Glasses are never made in bifocals. Nobody wants to read the small print in dreams."
Despite the harsh realities of life, of which I am well aware, I do believe we all need those rose colored glasses at times to see life in a softer light! Do you remember as a child being told to, stop day dreaming? Get with the program! Get your head out of the sand! Wake up and smell the coffee! You can't have your cake and eat it too! Life is not a bowl of cherries! You are such a Pollyanna! Blah, Blah, Blah!
Well folks I have to tell you as an adult, I want my cake and I want to eat it too! I love to wake up and smell the coffee! Sometimes my head needs to be in the sand by choice, there are some things I really don't want to know! I love to day dream, some of my best ideas have been born in this space! Whose program was I ever supposed to get with anyway???
As far as cherries go, just don't digest the pits! Pollyanna, has now been upgraded to
Polly-Nanna, a title I wear with pride!
With all the negative rubbish that floats our way on a daily basis we need to wear rose colored glasses to keep visions of sugarplums, puppies, rainbows and dreams, coming our way!
It is our right to be happy and it is our choice, whether to sleep on a bed of roses or a bed of nails! Rose colored glasses come in all sizes and strengths, I suggest you try a pair!
"I have had dreams and I have had nightmares, but I have conquered my nightmares because of my dreams."~Jonas Salk~
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