Thursday, May 31, 2012

In seed time

This is the eastern path around Snail Lake where I walk in the morning. It is usually a mix of spring green, blue sky and soft birch shadows across the path.

True Wild Geranium and Wild Columbine

The western side of the lake is shaded in the daytime. When you find the random bits of light on the foliage you'll know what kind of sky we had when I took this photo. More skies at Skywatch Friday.

In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.  William Blake

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Skywatch Friday

A big, playful sky, a bright beginning to a new spring day. . .

and the placid lake near my house on any given spring day.
Linking to Skywatch Friday

Happy Memorial Day Weekend
Welcome Summer!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

beauty from ashes

Last week, library volunteers were given a pot of mixed annuals to plant at home and I was lucky enough to go home with two 6 inch pots. Not only were the flowers planted, tended and finally arranged by work details from the Nursery Crew at the county correctional work farm but the final product was so lovely. Each pot was an equally pleasing composition of flowers by color, shape and height. I was especially touched to think of who might have created the ones I chose.
More beauty @ Today's Flowers.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Skywatch Friday

Mercurial weather here all week: cloudy warm days, clear hot days, hazardous winds and some delightfully cool and bright days. The clouds have been gorgeous especially at day's beginning and end. I took this photo along the Mississippi River, from my car.

I captured this wild columbine blossom in the shady woods neighboring Snail Lake--the last one to be found in bloom.

Sharing our Minnesota sky with Skywatch Friday.

I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur of think at some point, 'if this isn't nice, i don't know what is.'– Kurt Vonnegut

Thursday, May 10, 2012

spring's softer side

Spring wobbled in brand new heels
And took the stairs gleefully,
Dropping petals that
Floated softly away.

Summer sat at the end of the table
Picking flowers from a vase.
Pulling petal from stem, entwined,
Moon blushed smile.

Fragrant ribbons unrolled across the floor
As Autumn’s velvet skirts swayed, she
Poured wine in upturned glasses
Intoxicating their dreams

Sated eyes watched the doors
Lips silently repeated the clock’s ring
The slow waltz of regret and wondering played,
Waiting for Winter to accept the invitation.

I'm linking these new spring skies I saw this week to Skywatch Friday.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

from the sublime to the ridiculous

I had the good fortune of being able to walk under blue skies and sun instead of pouring rain for a change. Along the way I had wildlife pose for me. This young buck is one of two that come farther up the hill to our bird feeders looking for a free meal. The delight du jour here was tree.
Dandelion and visitor soaking up the sun.

I've only seen this variety of salmon colored azalea in this particular yard and look forward to their arrival each spring.
Here are two Canada geese raising a ruckus on top of  condos across the street from us. Territorial issues I'm guessing.
Happy Wednesday from Anytown, Minnesota!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

its May

Here's my sky this week: cloudy, grey and occasionally sunny. The blue sky kept peeking through the clouds but in the blink of an eye the grey returned.

April is a promise that May is bound to keepHal Borland

I'm linking the tender new spring growth and fickle skies to Skywatch Friday.