Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sunshine and Blue Skies

During a walk down a crowded street, this cheery sunflower greeted me from overhead. Its sunny disposition made me smile as blue skies peered through the trees to add to the happy scene.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Circus of Ducks

Dipping, Quacking, Pecking... the antics are entertaining as the ducks perform for some grain throwers from atop of a bridge.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Dry Dock

When writer's words won't come it's time to reflect... soon you'll set sail again!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Pond Lilies

Even without the delicate flowers, these pond lilies shine their bright little faces against the backdrop of the dark murky water. A joy to behold from up on the bridge.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Tubular Fungus

Amongst the leaf littered mulch lies a mysterious tubular form... a fungus perhaps? A blush of orange with a periscope eye, perfect for spying on the passerby!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Raggedy Anne Zinnia

I couldn't help but look at this charming zinnia and not think of my beloved Raggedy Anne doll from childhood. And then I found out that it is indeed the name for the long twisted petals of this exquisite variety.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A Quiet Awe

The high pitched hum of a cricket song is all I hear while strolling through the park, when mind is awed into silence and all is well.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Starburst and Squiggles

A fan of fingers with wisps of curl point to the limitless possibility... a roadmap of direction for the optimistic wanderer.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Rose Vervain

Five point stars and hairy centers the twin cluster of rose vervain is a marvel and the plant is a delightful addition to the summer garden.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Central Park Duck

The NYC duck is a proud, bold creature who will pose for a glamour shot... he knows he is a somebody!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Razzle Dazzle

Lured by the scent of the tumbling vine, a butterfly spreads her wings for her caterpillar kind.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Late Summer Perspective

The humid air hangs heavy over the placid canal, the green fades to golden brown but there is still a goblet glimmer on the stagnant surface.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Low Tide Clouds

The evening clouds gently roll towards the tree-lined  horizon with a flicker of sun catching the waves.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Her Grace, the Dragonlady poses for a glamour shot beneath the impatiens. I'm thankful for her culinary choices as she keeps my porch free of mosquitos and flies and she reminds me to revel in the hover of Now.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Gold Lined Cloud

A mellow evening sky over a beach timbered roof. Gold lined clouds etched upon warm mauve in floating cursive style.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Ripple of Leaves

A gaze into the reflective waters of the river reveal a tree with fallen leaves in the foreground... floating in a 3-D ripple.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


Here we have the chocolate lab decked out in a hula skirt, which is the must have apparel for the camouflaged hunt of rabbits and squirrels.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Downy Woodpecker

So meek and polite amidst the flapping of noisy sparrows, the downy woodpecker waits for a turn at the feeder and chooses carefully before flying to the blue spruce to savor its seed.

Friday, August 13, 2010


A walk along the seaside boardwalk, a fiesta of foliage along the dunes at the high tide of sunset.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Tiger Lilies

Tiger lilies playfully lurk in the tall grasses... ready to spring and pounce at a moments notice.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Restful Retreat

Far from the noise and bustle of everyday activity, is a clearing in the woods... an oasis of peaceful solitude.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Willow Cone

Crystals of shaved ice form a cone filled with a scoop of willow. A no-cal cool off for a hot day.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Spider Flower

I love flowers and I love spiders, so when I met Cleome Hassleriana it seemed a match made in heaven.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Rays of Hope

Dark clouds may abound but rays of hope like filtered sunlight keep one true to their path.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


It grew meekly in the scrabble grass of a drought plagued landscape. A little petunia of otherworldly purple. When I looked down, the brilliance of the sun was reflected from the dew at it's center... surrounded by the the five points of a pentacle star.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Sun Salutation

Alone on a log with his eyes to the sun, the turtle sits contented for his morning meditation and then slips gracefully underwater with a gentle kerplop.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Garden State

Biking along the back roads of our county, there are may scenic places full of color and bloom. This is one typical view that comes to mind. NJ is called the garden state after all.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Mellow Yellow

The hemlock holds hands with the golden mellow poplar leaf. A warm breeze brings her to life as she twirls and dances for her captivated audience.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Chartreuse of Summer

Deep into summer the leaves are sun-washed, mingling yellow and green in a harmonic truce that is the most visible color to the human eye.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Attack of the Cicada Killer

The cicada killer is a fearsome looking insect who burrows underground and seeks to paralyze the growing  cicadas. Below is a cicada whose loud ssshhhooosssshiinngg has been quieted, as the ants come to pay their respects.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Young Sunflower

A budding young star in the sunflower world gently opening its petals to the warmth of possibility. A Blessed Lammas to All!