A Skeleton of Queen Anne's Lace silhouetted strong against the sunset sky   There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!  ~Percy Bysshe Shelley   Will you join me each day in October for... If you aren’t a subscriber via RSS feed or e-mail… PLEASE take the time now to subscribe in the little green box up to the right… and be ready for the start of our new series… 31 Extraordinary Days beginning October 1st!!   Wishing you An Extraordinary … [Read more...]

The other evening Tim and I went for a stroll. I no doubt needed a power walk.  But, I can't leave home without my camera and then that power walk ends up becoming a stroll.  Yes, I married a man who has incredible patience with me and my camera.  On this particular night I came across these lovely yellow wildflowers.  I haven't yet discovered what they are.  I think they might be a variety of  Coreopsis.  Do you know?    As I was going through my photographs this stunning bit of yellow inspired this post.     Years ago my dear friend Kaye gave me a book, Creating a Beautiful … [Read more...]

Earth laughs in flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Hamatreya"   Queen Anne's Lace  Abundant along the roadsides, this lovely lacy flower has a bit of folklore attached to it. It's said that Queen Anne, wife of James I of England was a great lace maker and one day pricked her finger with a needle while making lace, spilling a drop onto a nearby flower.   Thus, the lore behind the tiny purplish black or deep red floweret gracing the center of the flower. The plant was introduced to the Americas by early settlers who brought with them seeds for their gardens and medicinal uses. In … [Read more...]

Today we're going to have fun! Fabulous yellow made in the sunshine bright and cheerful fun. For quite sometime I've been reading  "Gussy Sews," a fun and uplifting blog written by the very creative and inspiring Maggie, aka Gussy.  Once a month Maggie invites her readers to join her and link up for an Inspiration Workshop. This month her prompt is Yellow! Yellow! It's one of my favorite colors!   It's sunshine and daisies and daylilies.  It's lemons and corn on the cob and summer squash. It's the color of happiness and sunsets.  At least it is in my world.  Haha! So let's have  some fun together as I … [Read more...]