Monday, May 25, 2009

Sweet peas and Pasternak

After Monday's day of reflection, Tuesday arrives ready to put some zing into our week. This photo is of scarlet sweet peas--my absolute favorite scented flower--I grew a couple of seasons ago.
Visit Mary's meme, Ruby Tuesday, for more r.e.d.

"Poetry is a rich, full-bodied whistle, cracked ice crunching in pails, the
night that numbs the leaf, the duel of two nightingales, the sweet pea that has
run wild, Creation's tears in shoulder blades.”
Boris Pasternak

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Location, location, location!

A proud day arrives for this family--the trip across the pond at the golf course. See more delightful critters at Camera Critters hosted by the also delightful, Misty Dawn.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

On the road to ABC Wednesday

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
Yogi Berra

May the road rise to meet you. . .the road not taken. . .take the high road. . .all roads lead home. . .why did the skeleton cross the road? (to go to the body shop)
Today's letter for Round 4 of ABC Wednesday is R. Not one to quit overthinking while I'm ahead, I noted that besides flowers, birds and clouds I seem to automatically photograph roads. For some reason they appeal to me, at least with my camera, but some roads I am afraid to follow, sometimes I have to be drug kicking and screaming. Sigh. . .nevertheless I offer some scenic roads from my own chosen travels.

Visit Mrs Nesbitt at her delightful meme here and join in the middle-o'-the-week fun! BTW, she asks what the weather is like where we are: w-i-n-d-y and hot. You?

Monday, May 18, 2009

Not your mama's GTO!

Possible transportation in rural Wisconsin: a Farmall Turbo model tractor. It is fuel efficient, sports a smart red paint job and can be patriotic as well as hard working. This little guy is my choice for Ruby Tuesday. See more red here. Join in the fun!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

word-less Wednesday

Q is for Quakies

Q is for Quaking Aspen [Populus tremuloides] a deciduous tree that grows in cooler, higher elevations including my home state of Idaho. The tree shown above grows on the campus of my Alma mater, Idaho State University in Pocatello (elevation 4464 ft). Locally known as 'Quakies,' they have white bark and heart shaped leaves that 'quake' in the breeze. I think that's why I am so smitten by the many stands of white birch in Minnesota--they remind me so much of the stately and quaint Quaking Aspen.
Visit ABC Wednesday for more Q words & photos from just about everywhere.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow.
The shadow is what we think of it;
the tree is the real thing.
Abraham Lincoln

Monday, May 4, 2009

Monday has little dusty pawprints

Spring comes to Minnesota on little cat paws--cautiously, but when it does, its beauty is well worth the wait.

Today's Flowers and see more signs of spring. Happy Monday!