Showing posts with label spring flowers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label spring flowers. Show all posts

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Springtime on the Ohio

It's been a wonderful weekend and as I was sitting at the computer I thought I'd just take some time to play with some photos!  Yesterday we took a walk to the river.  It was about 3:00 in the afternoon and the weather was incredible.  I got this photo as we were walking back home.   I'm not sure why, but there is a beautiful orb in the lower left.  Thought it was a problem with my camera or lens, but none of m other photos taken at that time have the same artifact.  At any rate, it was just the most wonderful day to walk!



So I took the above photo and thought I'd play with PicMonkey to see what I'd get.  Well, there is a new effect called Edge Sketch and the result is below.  That is the closest I will every get to "painting" an abstract picture.  And, it was fun!!




Along the way, I took some other photos of the Spring that has finally arrived here.  All of nature's most beautiful colors were on display!  Indeed, it was grand!



~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy


Today, I have a frivolous post to share with Mersad.  I invite you to join Mersad at Through My Lens.  There are wonderful posts there.  



Please visit Judith at Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday and share in the beauty offered there.

Mosaic Monday


I think you should take some time to visit Imagin-in-ing.  You're sure to enjoy it!

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Spring, Glorious Spring






It Must be Spring
by May Fenn

Hush, can you hear  it?
The rustling in the grass,
Bringing you the welcome news
Soft, can you feel it?
The warm caressing breeze,
Telling you the sticky buds
Are bursting on the trees.
Look, can you see them?
The primrose in the lane, 
Now you must believe it-
Spring is here again.



The Bee
by Emily Dickinson

Like trains of cars on tracks of plush
I hear the level bee:
A jar across the flowers goes,
Their velvet masonry

Withstands until the sweet assault
Their chivalry consumes, 
While he, victorious, tilts away
To vanquish other blooms.

His feet are shod with gauze,
His helmet is of gold;
His breast, a single onyx
With chrysoprase, inlaid.

His labor is a chant,
His idleness a tune;
Oh, for a bee's experience
of clovers and of noon!

Wishing all a glorious week filled with blossoms and bees, and the aromatic fragrances only Spring can supply!

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God

Cathy




Please visit Judith at Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday and share in the beauty offered there.



Mosaic Monday

I will also be joining Laura at I Heart Macro to day too.  Why not stop by and enjoy!



Shine the Divine


Friday, May 01, 2015

Floral Haiku




Lavender and pink
Air is filled with fragrances
Sweetest Aromas

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy




Please visit Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 






I'm joining for the first time Little Things Thursday.  Drop by by and visit!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

A Daffodil Day

The bee's are buzzing
Daffodils are blooming
Spring is all the rage!

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!!

Cathy

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Butterflies and Flowers


Awoke this morning to 7 inches of snow in Indianapolis.  We drove 3 hours south and west, home to Newburgh to still frigid temperatures...I do wish it were spring!


So while waiting I'll just dream of those gorgeous blooms just waiting to "spring" forth!!!

~~~^j^~~~

Thanks be to God!!

Cathy


Please visit Judith at Lavender Cottage for Mosaic Monday and share in the beauty offered there.


Mosaic Monday

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Mosaic Monday...Hoping for Spring


Enough Said!!!


~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Cathy

Please visit Mosaic Monday at The Little Red House and share in the beauty offered there.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Anticipation Sunlit Sunday



Look forward to sunlit days where flowers abound!
 Wishing all a beautiful Sunlit Sunday!!!

~~~^j^~~~

Thanks be to God!!

Cathy

Pleases stop by and visit Karen at Sunlit Sunday.  Stop by and offer your bit of sunshine today.

Click to Mix and Solve

Enjoy another puzzle.  This one from a photo of a great restaurant
in Rapid City, South Dakota 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Still Spring



It's still Spring. . .

Spring

Spring is life
Spring is hope
So is love and
happiness.
Spring renews.
Without spring,
life is forlorn.
Spring is nostalgia
after bitter storm.
Put spring in your heart 

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Bird Nest Anthology, 2013






















This was a journey. I discovered this bird nest last Fall. It was in a tree outside one of the windows where I work.  I so enjoyed watching the changes as they took place.  I could hardly wait until Spring when I just knew Mama would arrive to set up housekeeping.  Much to my chagrin Mother Nature takes care of her own and so I discovered that She decorated and camouflaged the wee nest so that I could not photograph Mama and her brood.  I've seen her nesting, but only in the shadows.  It's been quite an adventure!

It's true Spring is for the Birds!!!!

~~~~~~~
Thanks be to God!!!

Cathy


The Little Red House and share in the beauty offered there.   Visit  Macro Monday  Lisa has a wonderful time planned for you.  The pictures all are an inspiration!

Thursday, May 02, 2013

The JOY in HAIKU



Today I join Meri for Share the Joy Thursday.   For I believe we need to find it in my life every day no matter the realities in which we live.  God is Good in so many ways even in times of trial.

Joy comes in many forms.
And this day has the potential of
being just as grand as
celebrating the beauty in
the gifts of the garden.




must be open to it!
~~~~~~~~~~
                                   

Wondering if Spring would ever come.  But sure as the sun rises in the East so will the blossoms of Spring burst into being!  


Garden of the Soul

Roses ever bloom
Even with the weeds.


~~~^j^~~~

Thanks be to God!!!

Cathy


Please visit Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 




I'm also joining Lou Ceel at Haiku Friday.  Come play with words.  It's such a joy!!!




Friday, April 13, 2012

Haiku My Heart




Spring blossoms unlocked
Sweet aromas everywhere
Rest in the beauty

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!!!

Cathy


Please visit Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart. There is always more beautiful words  there to enchant and encourage!!! 



Sunday, May 22, 2011

Mosaic Monday/Macro Monday


I thank you God for this most amazing day,
for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, 
and for the blue dream of sky and for everything
which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes. 
~e.e. cummings~~


~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Must add Happy Birthday to Laura, my oldest! Thanks be to God in all is glory for she is a treasure!

Now please visit Mary at The Little Red House and share in the beauty offered there.   Lisa at  Macro Monday  also has much to offer.  The pictures are grand.

Friday, May 20, 2011

~~Haiku My Heart~~

The fragrance so sweet
Wonderful honeysuckle
Aroma from Heav'n

The air is washed in the sweet smell of the Honeysuckle.  If only this fragrance could linger through the summer.  It smells so very fresh and clean!

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!

Visit also Rebecca at recuerda mi corazon for Haiku My Heart.



Sunday, April 03, 2011

Mosaic Monday


The year's at the spring
And day's at the morn;
Morning's at seven;
The hillside's dew-pearled;
The lark's on the wing;
The snail's on the thorn;
God's in His heaven -
All's right with the world!
~Robert Browning~

~~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!!

Now please visit Mary at The Little Red House and share in the beauty offered there.   Lisa at  Macro Monday  also has much to offer.  The pictures are grand.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spring Where Art Thou?


It's spring fever.  That is what the name of it is.  And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!  ~Mark Twain~


~~*~*~*~~


A early last week the sun was shining and Spring in all her glory was blooming.  By the end of the week is was cold and flurries were in the forecast.  In order to preserve their beauty my beautiful little tulips  have been closed again for the last week.  It's hard for me to decide which way I like them the best!  Perhaps it's not necessary to decide but to enjoy the pleasure of their company!
~~^j^~~~
Thanks be to God!