And now they’re white

Last month I posted about our balloon flowers, all of which were purple.  Even when the buds appeared to be white, the flowers were purple when they opened.  Balloon flowers continue to pop open by our fence, but now all of the flowers are white…

White balloon flowers

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White balloon flower

 

“White… is not a mere absence of colour; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black… God paints in many colours; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white.”

Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Components of a Photo – Vintage, Truck, and the Color Blue

For the next five weeks, Cee will be posting one of her own photos for each week and inviting us to pick a topic from the photo.  We can pick colors or objects.

Her Week Two photo includes – “Truck, mural, octopus, whale, animal, painting, orange, black, water, lighthouse, ocean, vivid, vintage, and blue.”

My contributions include three of the above elements, including vintage, truck, and the color blue…

Vintage truck

Vintage blue auto

 

See Cee’s photo and join the challenge here.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge

Pic and a Word Challenge: Gesture

Gesture

 

“Personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures.”  (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

 

You can join the Pic and a Word Challenge here.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Cooling

 

Keeping cool the old-fashioned way

 

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A Photo A Week Challenge: Quintessential

A quintessential Southern Appalachian homestead

Homestead

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Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Fountain

Fountain at Brenau

 

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A Lovely Surprise

Yesterday at 9:30 in the morning we heard a knock on our front door, and there was our granddaughter from the Miami, Florida area (which is over 750 miles away) with a big smile on her face.

I was in another part of the house and my husband, even though he is an invalid as a result of a major stroke, got to the door before I did.  (We don’t often have people at the door in the mornings.)  When he saw who the visitor was, he threw his arms around her and literally sobbed with joy.

Kylie and Grandpa
Kylie and her grandpa

On an extended road trip from Miami to New York City, granddaughter Kylie is stopping periodically along the way to stay with friends.  She was due to be in South Carolina later in the day but detoured out of her way to visit us for a few hours.  And she brought chicken, fruit and cheesecake for us to have for lunch later!

We had a lovely visit. I hope our sweet granddaughter knows how much it meant to both of us, but especially to her grandfather who spends most of his days seeing no one but me. The visit was over much too soon, as Kylie left in the early afternoon on the next leg of her journey north. She will return to Florida sometime in August where she will begin her second year at the University of Miami.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Components of a Photo – Building, Bushes, Trees, Windows, Brick, the Colors Green and Tan

For the next five weeks, Cee will be posting one of her own photos for each week and inviting us to pick a topic from the photo.  We can pick colors or objects.

Her Week One photo includes – “Geometry, bushes, window, brick, curtain, green, tan, wall, building, dark red, tree.”

My contribution includes several of the above elements, including a building, bushes, trees, windows, brick, and the colors green and tan…

On the Notre Dame campus

 

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Cee's Fun Foto Challenge

Pic and a Word Challenge: Organic

 

Lichen on the fence rail

Lichen on fence rail
(This photo makes my head swim!)

 

“Everything is the product of one universal creative effort. There is nothing dead in Nature. Everything is organic and living, and therefore the whole world appears to be a living organism.”   (Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

 

See Pix to Words ‘s interpretation of organic or join the challenge here.

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge

 

Joshua’s drone

Drone

 

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