Different We Are

Photography, Poetry

Different we are                                                                                                                                                 As this pear tree’s twisted form                                                                                                                   Our fruit still to bear

 

Just to Know

Photography, Poetry, Praise

Just to know you are not alone.                                                                                                                     Just to know someone understands.                                                                                                           Someone hears, someone knows.                                                                                                               Gives a peace that came from above.                                                                                                           That was sent just for you.                                                                                                                               Hold on to it, it was a gift.                                                                                                                               Others  understand and care.                                                                                                                         You are not alone.

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Peace and Comfort

Photography, Praise

Feeling prayers everywhere.                                                                                                                           Knowing God is with you.                                                                                                                               Brings peace and comfort.                                                                                                                             That nothing else can do.

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Reflections

Nature, Photography

Fall is here!

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Golden Reflections

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Lonely Bench

Reflecting back to early summer,  I remembered taking pictures of my peony bush.  I love the peony bloom.  This year for the first time, I noticed how beautiful the bloom is as it is loosing all of the petals.

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Peony Bloom

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Outer Petals gone

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Inside of Peony bloom

Even when all petals are gone the peony bloom is still beautiful. A tribute to the beautiful life lived by a friend of mine.

RED HEAD WOODPECKER

Photography

Last year I posted what had happen to this tree.  While sitting on my porch I was able to get this picture of both of them. They have only been back a few more times.  I think maybe they have a nest close by. I don’t know. The woods are full of trees for them.  I think the woodpecker is a beautiful bird.   That is a lot of work on that tree to get some food.

From one day to the next afternoon, our geese and the eggs were gone. We were shocked and clueless.  There was no sign of broken eggs, feathers or anything.  They were just gone.  It has been hard for me to post this. But yes, I had become attached.

 

Lords and Ladies

Photography

Name is Arum italicum (Lords and Ladies) not Jack in the Pulpit

A long time friend did some research for me and discovered I had the wrong name for this beautiful plant. It is not Jack in the Pulpit as I once thought. A very kind, older gentleman gave me this plant, so it will always be special to me regardless of the name. I think I will leave the identification of plants to those more qualified than I am. I will just take their pictures and enjoy their beauty.

 

I wanted to post and update showing all the stages of growth of this plant.  It always has something growing throughout the season.

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SEE THE FLOWERS 

I was given with great love.

To someone to take care of and enjoy.

I grew and and grew every year.

With foliage pretty and green.

Never showing what lay beneath.

This year I let my flower appear.

I am so glad that you could see.

Sometimes in life we miss the flowers.

That hide inside of others.

Because we do not see.

Bluebirds In Wheat Field

Photography
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Bluebird In Flight

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Bluebirds Feeding Babies

I am not a camera professional and my pictures are not always clear and crisp. The settings I leave to the camera. Regardless, I really had fun this morning taking pictures of these bluebirds.  I noticed that the male would fly off with the female and come back with her at the same time.  He would then sit on the outside as she entered the house.  I’m sure she was feeding the little baby bluebirds.

 

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A Perfect Place For A Family

Photography

I was so excited when I saw these two Canadian geese on this lake.

At my age, I still get excited and thrilled to watch wildlife go through the process of the incubation period, watching the eggs hatch and the goslings (in this case) emerge.

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Both of them together

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Mother goose on her eggs

 

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The gander is always close by keeping watch over his family.

 

The firmament shows His handiwork

Photography

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The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork.                              Psalm 19: 1 NKJV

As we drove home one afternoon the sunset was beautiful. The colors were continuing to change.  I was taking pictures as fast as I could with my husband’s cell phone.  At one point the woods looked as if they were on fire. Black was coming out of the redness as if it was smoke. We were completely mesmerized by the beauty.

 

Name is Arum italicum (Lords and Ladies) not Jack in the Pulpit

Photography

A long time friend did some research for me and discovered I had the wrong name for this beautiful plant. It is not Jack in the Pulpit as I once thought. A very kind, older gentleman gave me the plant, so it will be special to me regardless of the name. I think I will leave the identification of plants to those more qualified than I am. I will just take their pictures and enjoy their beauty.