Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week, it’s “Anything Made of Wood,” to which I’ve added a slight tweak: Visitors on Wood! How else can I show off this motley crew?
step into my parlor . . .
Old Log Cabin Steps
There’s nothing as inviting as sun-warmed wood. Just ask
Mr. Toad . . .
Toad on Bridge
Ms. Beetle who’s just come for tea and conversation as long as no busy birds are around.
Beetle hoping to escape notice
Professor Squirrel who, needless to say, having had his fill of nuts and crumpets, relaxes on the porch rail listening to the pleasant strains of his hostess’s voice through the parlor window.
And then the oddest visitors of all arrive! But no matter.
There’s room for everyone on sun-warmed wood.
FOTD Challenge, a hibiscus bloom keeps the heat at bay.
FOTD Challenge, a gingko sapling dreams green butterflies and whispers the secrets of paradise: peace, contentment, joy, while basking in God’s love.
FOTD Photo Challenge, an orchid finds its inner dragon.
O, ten times faster Venus’ pigeons fly
To seal love’s bonds new-made, than they are wont
To keep obliged faith unforfeited!
–Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice
He’s either curious or chiding. Either way, we’re interacting animatedly.
2020 Home Photo Challenge
Cee’s FOTD Challenge, a crepe myrtle attuned to the sun’s warmth: pink blooms balance on gladdening green to sing of summers gone, now here again.
FOTD challenge, a perfect buzz of relish in a white crepe myrtle with mustard gold highlights that fool the unwary into mistaking a hive of activity for merely eye-catching blooms. Can you spot the busy bee?
2020 Home Photo Challenge, on our walk the other day we passed these hibiscus twins in “disco bell pink,” obviously loving the head-turning attention they receive. Shameless beauties!
Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities in the world.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
FOTD challenge today, tucked away in a hidden corner of the garden as if forgotten, a profusion of sunlit orange, blooming where it’s been planted, a salutary blessing for the eye that sees.