All on the same Peach Drift groundcover knockout rose bush, these gorgeous flowers are in various stages of opening. The buds are a lovely shade of peach, the full blooms are a combination of soft pink petals with yellow centers, and the nearly spent blossoms are almost white. I think they present an impressive display of delicate beauty!
For Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Opening
and for Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge
and for Floral Friday – FF#19
I am tired today. A fatigue has set in that coffee just won’t fix. My coffee tastes bitter! It tastes like reality: like disappointment and defeat. I usually drink my coffee black, but today it needs a shot of optimism, of acceptance, and a sprinkle or two of “what if”… and maybe chocolate! Chocolate fixes everything!
It’s Only Words #4 – For Ragtag Daily Prompt: Fatigue
To better appreciate the structures in this photo, I cropped out the street and most of the tree to the right. Photo taken near Freiburg, Germany.
I felt like this shot was too wide so I reduced the size. By placing the steeple at a third, the flowers in the foreground are near center and the out-of-focus tree on the right is gone. I also cropped out the rail at the bottom, straightened the frame and brightened the color. Photo taken in Strasbourg, France.
For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Cropping the Shot
Playful stars, full of mirth,
tossed their luster down to earth.
Sparkles floating through the skies
landed in your bright blue eyes.
It’s Only Words #3 – for my granddaughter
My mother seems to turn up in the strangest places! I usually find her roaming in the garden since it always was her favorite place to be. But sometimes, there she is – hiding in the pages of a book, in the melody of a song, or the flutter of every bird that nests in my tree. I often see her face when I look in the mirror, or in the clouds as they roll by on the breath of the wind. Now and then I find her standing in my kitchen when the aroma of something I’ve made reminds me of home. Instinctively, my arms open to embrace her only to realize she isn’t really there… so I brush off the illusion and embrace the day instead… because that’s what she would want me to do.
It’s Only Words #2 – for Mother’s Day
The sun was working overtime here in Assisi, Italy where it found a hole in the clouds so it could continue to shine. I hope the sun is shining brightly all across Italy today!
For Ragtag Daily Prompt: Overtime
PS – Happy May Day!