Friday, April 30, 2010

Taking it all in Stride

An early morning constitutional across the ebb and flow of foamy waves... so much to think about, and ponder, and fret... forgetting that there is cleansing at the silent edge of the churn.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wooden Soldiers

Standing at attention and guarding the macadam grass, the wooden picket soldiers are lined in precision, as the wild and free trees and bushes taunt in the background.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Pink Rocks

In the Spring when pastel colors are bursting to be noticed, even the rocks seem to cast their pretty pinks under the heat and light of the noonday sun.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Gale of Azaleas

An explosion of petaled horns shivers in the breezes... I take it all in and shoot many angles of the blooms, as the fine display is so short lived.

Monday, April 26, 2010


A Starling in the shade sits patiently... what is he waiting for? what is he thinking about? why doesn't he move? The questions come into my silly head... distracting me from my own questions.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Youngsters in the Park

Mid morning at the local park... lots of "children" from the Maple tree appear to be frolicking around the slides.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Royal Couple

The royal iris couple waves to the loyal subjects beyond the sidewalk, who admire their regal color and togetherness.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Graced by the Sun

The newly unfurled leaves of the Japanese Maple spread their leaves, which fade from red to orange under the warmth of the April sun.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Lonely Little Egret

I feel sorry for the little egret who seems to shrug his shoulders in lonely resignation as he watches the gulls, terns, and sandpipers cavorting in groups... while he totters alone on his spindly legs.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Unjustly Maligned

Those who would loathe the cheerful little dandylions that dot lawns and meadows with abandon, have probably not gotten up close... to view the beauty of those little flowered faces.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mist of Willow

As guardians of the lake, the willows stand united on the banks... filtering the secrets of the rippling water before sending them out into the whispering wind.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Morning Sky Over New Smyrna

Missing daybreak, I stepped onto the balcony to a balmy breeze and the golden fleece of graceful clouds to greet me on the first day of vacation.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Spring Flowers

I'm not much of a gardener, but I marvel at the beautiful little weeds that crop up in my yard and require no care except that which is provided by the elements.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Girly Girls

It's dark and rugged deep upon the forest floor... and yet the tiniest of blossoms poke their girly heads up and chit chat in the light of the sun.

Monday, April 12, 2010


Rushing through the woods to an unknown destination, this stream in a flashy splash cascades over the stony steps.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Choir of Anthers

Each blossom gets the chance to sing their anthem... it's the pear blossom on the left whose anthers wake to belt out a tune for one who would listen.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

A Little Monkey Head

A quick glance at one of my favorite beings, and like magick, a little playful monkey head peers out to delight my imagination!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Cattails of the Contorta

I so admire this bush with it's corkscrew branches and dangly cattails. The formal name is Henry Lauder's Walkingstick, but I'll probably just remember it as Contorta.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Dusk Buds

Illuminated by flash under the darkening sky, Spring buds like little chandeliers, dangle and sway in the hot April breeze.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Spring Chatter

Clustered together like bees in a hive, these pretty Spring blossoms seem to be having a happy chatfest under the quiet gaze of the pastel sky.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Nut Hunter

I just love the merry hopping of the squirrels as they search for their nuts... much like an Easter egg hunt. This one takes a moment to decide whether it should scurry up the tree with his treasure, or sit and eat it right there. Decisions, decisions.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Rock and a Hard Place

Sometimes it seems we carry the weight of the world on our shoulders... sometimes we do. It pains to know the difference.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Egg Wishes

Blessings of Nature's beauty housed in an Easter egg shell... a new season of fertile color and splendor waiting to hatch!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Pastel Blush

The pink wisp of wandering Spring cloud blushes against the morning sky. The budding branches wave in welcome as a new day promises the burst of pastel colors below.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Wild Bunny

Maybe it's because this wild bunny has seen our pet Otis on the porch and knows we are rabbit friendly that he remains calm and curious as I approach with my camera. Or maybe he is just fearless.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Sprig of Quince

The sun is barely up and yet the petals of the flowering quince are open and receptive to the paparazzo's flash.