Posts Tagged ‘surprise’

Composition in Green

I was walking around the backyard this morning, looking for spiders and their webs. The composition of the three or four sunlit greens was a pleasant surprise.

I didn’t expect to find such an artistic design, and one with a spider in its web.

Recent Sunsets

The evening skies have put on shows lately.






A Happy Birthday?

I walked around the yard this afternoon, taking pictures for a blog.

Imagine my surprise when I saw this picture on the computer.

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Notice the large orb behind the barn — it’s by far the biggest one I’ve ever photographed and on a sunny day too! Sometimes an orb (emanations of Spirit Beings) has a message.

Maybe the orb’s wishing me “Happy Birthday.”

Around The Mailbox

I had quite a surprise when I went to put an envelope in the mailbox at 7 o’clock this morning. Flowers bloomed on Queen Anne’s lace, chicory and evening primrose. The chicory and evening primrose flowers are usually closed for the day when I make my afternoon trip to the mailbox.

Chicory commonly grows along the highways

Evening primrose flowers open late afternoon and close when the sun hits them in the morning.

Queen Anne’s lace blooms into October

Our heat’s averaging 95-99 degrees every day with high humidity. We have brown yards: only 11 1/2 inches of rain have fallen this year, and we’re now almost 14 inches behind in rainfall. Very few flowers bloom. Insects are scarce. Perennials are drying, and leaves curling on some trees.

The usual aspects of summer become less every day as the heat and drought continue. So, I take time and enjoy whatever I find.