Starbursts in Spring

“Look around at the azaleas making fuchsia starbursts in spring; look at a full moon hanging silver in a black sky on a cold night. And realize that life is glorious, and that you have no business taking it for granted.” (Anna Quindlen) Enjoying the beauty of our azaleas today and definitely not taking life…

Before the mowing

Sweet little violets, both purple and white, fill our front lawn. They’re lovely, but unfortunately they will be gone when we have the lawn mowed this week. “Blue eyes shimmer with angel glances. Like spring violets over the lea.” (Constance Woolson)

From where I sit: March 26, 2020

I haven’t been taking many photos lately. We’ve only had about 4 days without rain since Christmas (that’s only a slight exaggeration). It’s been the wettest and mildest winter here on record. But this afternoon we had some sun, and I walked around a bit…

Winter birds

Today was the first true spring-like day we’ve had this year. The sun finally came out after two rounds of snow and an eternity of rain. Birds have been few and far between at the feeders this winter because of all the rain, but the sparrows, doves and cardinals did finally arrive to join the…

Left Over

Last spring, our Clematis covered the top of a large Boxwood shrub at the corner of the front porch. After it bloomed in the summer I never cut it back, and by autumn the Boxwood was covered with seed heads. They are still there, left over from that earlier season, and about to be enveloped…

Monday Memories: Warren Dunes in the snow, late 1970s

Located along the shore of Lake Michigan in southwestern Michigan, Warren Dunes State Park was a favorite place to visit in the summer because of its beach along the lake. We went there often when we lived in South Bend, IN which is about 35 miles away. However, we also liked to visit in the…

On the Hunt for Joy: Week 1 – Get Outside

Every day now I greet the morning by going outside to have my second cup of coffee on the front porch. I often look at the treetops, and the other day I photographed the tops of several trees I can see from the porch… See more photos taken outside or join the Hunt for Joy…