Tuesday, June 19, 2018

A Study in Hummingbirds

I'm having one of those days.  You know what I mean.

A contractor is working on my AC, but he has the heat on.

I'm not asking questions.

I stepped outside for some cool air only to be bombarded by sawing from a neighbor's project.

The hummingbirds were undisturbed by any of this.

They were blissfully unaware of a sprinkler line that broke this morning, shooting water at high pressure under my front door into the house.

Until I found the source of the enormous noise the shooting water was making, I thought a monster was pounding at the door.

I have been working for years to get my camera to focus on the hummingbirds.

This morning, I focused on the hummingbirds.

I became oblivious to the noise from the saw.

The air around me became peaceful and calm.

For just a few moments, I was peaceful.

I should do this more often.


Sunday, June 10, 2018

Flowers and Friends

I love my geraniums.

Since my camera was out, I studied some roses which made their way into the house.  This is actually a long story.  A friend was replacing his rose bushes and had one new bush left over.  He set it aside for me, but I accidentally picked up an old bush.  It's plenty beautiful.

A new friend gave me a small petunia plant.  I think of her each time I see this, which is often, because I planted it in my kitchen.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Waiting for the Sun to Come Over the Mountain

The lilies in the front of my house are beginning to bloom.

I stalled eating breakfast so I could catch them in the morning sun.

These interesting little blossoms also caught my eye.