Uniquely Beautiful

I know this is a common weed around here. But I find the thistle to be uniquely beautiful. I always get helpful suggestions  that I should cut them down along the edge of the property. In my opinion, the flowering thistle is not harming anyone. I know the bees like them. So I just leave the plant alone.

Until next time….peace

Flowers and More Flowers….

You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry.

And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.

This time of year, there are flowers blooming everywhere. The back fields are full of Queen’s Anne Lace. I love these flowers. But there over abundance appearance in the back fields signify summer is half over.

Queen's Anne

 

Flowers

“We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence… We need silence to be able to touch souls.” Mother Teresa

Yesterday, I spent most of the afternoon photographing flowers. I had a new lens to play with…what else would I do? Today…well..it’s raining. So, I guess I should work on my book.

Until next time… peace.

Flowers…

Even though today is my mother’s birthday, she brought me flowers. The Irises in her flower bed became too heavy with the last night’s heavy dew and light frost; the flowers were on their sides. So, she picked some for me to photograph.

The timing was perfect. I had just purchased a new lens. The flowers gave me a chance to try it out. I am not sure if I like the lens yet or not. I guess, after some practice I might feel differently.

Oh, don’t worry my mother got her birthday present. I got her the necklace; she has been admiring for the last month. I also baked a small chocolate cake for her. Since she knows how much I dislike baking, she really appreciated the cake.

Until next time…peace.