I have a huge Lantana bush in the front yard of my home. Today it was covered with butterflies, bees, and some moth like bugs.
Monday I posted “It’s My Birthday Today” a celebration of all the wonderful “gifts” in my life. Little did I know on that day I would receive a fantastic gift from people whom I had just met!
As you are reading this I am off on celebration. Not a quiet one, but boisterous and joyful as it should be on a day like this.
I was taking my usual evening walk when I spotted a group of these blooming in front of an empty house.
This is a shot I made during recent trip. It is early in the morning, not too long after sunrise.
Jade green pools reflect my soul.
Around them waves of red-gold fire dance.
They cascade over alabaster bluffs and flow toward the valley of life.
The sun comes out and warms me.
Red rose petals part and invite, I draw near and crush sweet nectar from them.
Soft willow limbs embrace and hold me close.
Entwined, two now one.
I breathe deep, contentment.
Bliss, Bliss, Bliss.
I am home.
The road called to me Sunday morning at 6:10 AM. “Hellooooo Rider! Rider! Get up it’s time to go!” Now the road KNOWS I don’t get up BEFORE 6:15, and my alarm had not gone off just yet. So I turned over hoping for a few minutes peace, not this morning. Again the call, “Rider! get up! Donner is waiting! Let’s go!” As you may have guessed, I’m “Rider” and if you ever want to sleep in on a Sunday morning, never, never, ever take “the road” as a mistress!
This hibiscus has been blooming the past few days, just thought I would share it. I enjoy photographing flowers, it relaxes me. In the near future I will have a line of greeting cards coming out featuring flower images.