Category Archives: Plants

Weekly Photo Challenge: FRESH

I could go out and point the camera at the fresh snow falling right now, but that would be altogether too discouraging. Spring has just sprung, at least by the calendar, and by golly! if the snow hasn’t caught up … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SERENITY

I love it! As my friends said on the rustic sign they hurriedly hung on a tree in the wooded entry drive to their new house: SERENITY NOW! My friends found — or attempted to create — their serenity in the Beautiful … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

And who could forget it? A picnic in the Saguaro Desert in Tucson, Arizona, at sunset. Dear friends, dear friends of dear friends, icy margaritas, saguaro cactus all around, and a majestic spectacle we felt was put on just for … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: REFRACTION

Hmm, tough challenge for me, because I don’t really know what refraction means. Reflecting light? Bouncing it off someone or something? How about its opposite,  NOT reflecting light? Sucking it in instead? Here’s a lovely example (well, I think it’s lovely). … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SIGNS, 3

Poor thing! Read the sign and weep, for the poor straggling diffident plant that’s been stuck with a double-barrelled loser of a name: Field Pussytoes, Antennaria Neglecta. And let that be an example for us all, not to neglect our antennae! (Even in … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ENDURANCE, 2

In answering the challenge to depict things that endure, natural forces might well be the very first to come to mind. And yet the great natural forces — the sea, rocks, mountains — are engaged in their own wars of endurance: Irresistible force: … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’

CORN! I love love love love love it. I wait impatiently until the first puny ears are offered here in the Pioneer Valley, and then will try one, knowing full well that the real, gen-u-wine article — sweet, crunchy, delectable, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: TWIST

I don’t normally think of leaves as being twisty, but that’s what these are, and I love to look at them:   More often, it’s man-made objects that are twisty — like this carved column and  wrought iron railing in … Continue reading

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A Welcome Face!

Pansies = Pensées = Springtime! Here they are, a closeup from the pot outside the front door, some welcome faces of Spring after the winter from Hell. A welcome sight for sore and winter-blinded eyes!

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Happy Christmas to All!

It seems paradoxical that the quintessential Christmas plant comes to North America from the tropics. Yes, the poinsettia’s heat and vivid color originate in Mexico. The cheerful flowers so delighted Joel Roberts Poinsett, first United States Minister to Mexico, that he … Continue reading

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