Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Fluff







Beneficial weed
Going to seed.

Set to parachute away,
To many's dismay.

Round puffs of fluff--
Swaying with mischief.

I found my inner child--
Blew a breath, and smiled.







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I was having a hard time captioning the last photo, so I asked my daughter what the dandelion made her think of.  "Fluff" was her answer.  That is so something she would say.  Although I didn't use her word in the caption, I'm dedicating the title of this post to my girl.   




Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Crazy for Tulips














Tulips, three lips, four lips, five,
Under the sun you happily thrive.
When it's cold or rainy out,
You close your lips for a nice hideout.
How logical and reasonable for this act,
But til I grew my own tulips, I knew not of this fact.



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I'm a little late posting this, as my tulips are on the decline.  Some flowers have fallen, and I'm sure many more will follow after the rainstorm.  I am placing popsicle sticks to mark their spots as they wilt, as I plan to plant more bulbs this fall.  Apparently tulips are not the best perennials, as many of mine grew leaves but no stems this second spring of flowering.  How do your tulips fare year after year?


Friday, May 10, 2013

[Extra]ordinary


oh
to 
be
chic 
among the 
bleak is to add 
a cherry on top 
the ordinary







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This lone, lonely, lonesome dandelion caught my eye and my camera, unlike the field of them in the abandoned, grassy lot just down the road.  I guess it says something about standing out from the crowd to make the ordinary extraordinary.




Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Blooming



swaying,
bending,
waiting.

musing,
enticing,
blushing.

culling,
staging,
engaging.

 unfurling,
stretching,
blooming.

spreading,
yawning,
exhaling.



 


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My tulips are blooming!  It's amazing how the sight of them makes me feel so happy.  Getting down and nestling myself into the ground to snap pictures of them is one of my simple pleasures in springtime.  Rest assured, there will be more photos to come.  The world is waking up from slumber, as am I!



Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Spring is Here!


It's May 1st, and Spring has finally arrived.  So much so that it's actually hot today.  But the temperature goes back down to the 50s tomorrow.  That's Spring for ya in my neck of the woods.  This song by Little Bill (Nick Jr.'s cartoon character) has been running through my head each time I see more colors in the great outdoors.

This picture shows the flowers on a tree in my yard.  I take pics of the tree throughout the year and love all its magnificent changes.  Now I just need to figure out what kind of tree it is...  I'm also having a little fun with playing around with photos with phone apps.  They'll be featured here under the tag, MuseViews. 

I wish I could find a video of Little Bill's song, but here is a link to Meet the Characters on Little Bill.  This cartoon will always remain special to me because my son loved watching it when he was little.  He would lean against the coffee table and bop up and down to the beat of the introductory music when he could barely stand!  We don't watch it anymore, but this song will always be in my heart, especially when it's Spring!

Have a beautiful Spring day!  Thank you for stopping by to take a look!