(glimpses) – not everyday

roadside botany

No matter how much I think life will just settle down, there always seems to be an unexpected turn of events. We’ve been wrapped up in family matters couple of weeks with a family member hospitalized with a fracture to the hip. Returning back home from our time away to projects that were in midstream and to what will again be a normal, everyday time.

roadside botany

I realize I hadn’t yet had the time to blog about these roadside portraits I had been working on. I’ve always had a love for botanical studies and nature sketches, maybe it shows in my work. These easily overlooked, humble wildflowers and plants some how call out to me to be noticed.

roadside botany

So for now a quick look at the not so everyday. Hope you have a great week!

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(glimpses) – on a wave

in a different life, we life among the waving palms and not crowned oaks and maples

where even stormy skies and seas come in shades of blues unimagined and beautiful…

the storms pass quickly here unlike the way they do at home …

and kind sentinels stand watch as we play in the coming waves …
and in this beautiful way (in these few short days away)  a girl turns one year older
and closer to becoming who she will be …happy summer all!

 

(glimpses) – fly away

head in the clouds, feet in the sand, moving along the shore in the motions of a ….

sandpiper at the edge of water and racing away from the incoming wave

she watches as the sun moves below the horizon with one last look into the wide ocean and an even wider sky

thoughts of other days, years as a child of many ages who had been here before playing at the edge of the vast atlantic…

and to think this good kid has reach yet another milestone of 14!

(at the workbench) – mrs strawberry arrives …

you can tell when the lilacs are out, it’s not long until mrs strawberry’s much anticipated arrival …

 

all the stories told about our life as giants can be revisited again where we find wild strawberries hidden in plain sight at our feet …

mrs strawberry comes to visit

spring is moving into full bloom, we are not too far from those long summer days and beautiful sun-warmed strawberries…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ps.  who should be next? let me know who you think!

(glimpses) – days like these

how is it that summer once stretched out with many, long days …

and now all those places not so near, but still not so far are blending together …

 

even on cue,  the nights are already cooling and the fan that sat steady-fast in the open window has been turned off and on the stove a little bit of magic …. as an early glimpse of autumn color sits on my kitchen counter …

but even with summer vacation just ended…. a few more days of late summer might sill be here