Daisies~ Forever Love

Daisy Time

by Marjorie Pickthall

See, the grass is full of stars,
Fallen in their brightness;
Hearts they have of shining gold,
Rays of shining whiteness.

Buttercups have honeyed hearts,
Bees they love the clover,
But I love the daisies’ dance
All the meadow over.

Blow, O blow, you happy winds,
Singing summer’s praises,
Up the field and down the field
A-dancing with the daisies.

Golden daisy.

Flowers don’t worry about how the’re going to bloom.  They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.  ~Jim Carrey

 I dedicate this post to my beautiful friend, who valiantly fought a horribly tough illness for months with an incredible upbeat attitude, but sadly passed away a week ago.   She was elegant and funny, giving and loving, talented and modest, and much more.  I miss her terribly.  My thoughts and prayers are with her family, whose ache is a million times my own.❤

Grace & Peace~

Judy

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Too early!

  Even though the Dwarf Snow Iris is an early spring bloomer, February is far too early for it to bloom in the north!

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February is much too early even for the classy Snow Iris,
Who often blooms amidst pockets of snow.
But this year has been different.
She slept soundly under the snow blanket
During the sub zero weather and the freezing
Temperatures that sent subliminal messages
Telling her to stay low, it’s not time yet.
But then something curious happened.
The sun began to shine more often
Than is usual in these parts during
The cold winters.
The sun warmed the earth and sent
A message to the Snow Iris that it was time
To awaken, and start the struggle to emerge.
When she finally made it to the surface,
Exhausted, what was there to greet her?
It was none other than wind, rain, snow
And freezing temperatures!
Now, what was the Snow Iris to do?
She is not one to balk, wilt or give up.
She stands tall against the message
That came too early.
Giving us all Hope that we, too, can
Weather the storms of life.

 

 

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Good night friends….

Judy 

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Through the Roof!

The Free Online Dictionary  defines “through the roof” as “to increase to a very high level” (as in prices).   I’m taking a little poetic license with that term today.  We are “Going Through the Roof”!  And we are increasing to very high levels!  Read on!

The weatherman predicted seven straight days of cloudiness.  UGH.  On the way home from the city yesterday the sun came out! The clouds were magnificent…and you know me: I LOVE CLOUDS!

SO…..Open sunroof…..and take photos “through the roof!” at 70 mph!   AND: to take photos of clouds I had to “increase to very high levels”!!    Ahh, now you know the method to my madness.

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This one actually is through the side window @ 70 mph  ;).

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Hoping to put your mind at ease….I was not driving.  😉

Have you taken shots “through the roof”, or have you taken photos from the  side windows as you are riding in a car?  Do share!

Happy Day to you…
Judy
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Quote~

If there is a spot of sun spilling onto the floor, a cat will find it and soak it up. J.A. McIntosh

Here is Panda, warm and cozy during her nap.  She’s just a wee kitten, but she knows the value of the sun already. 😉
Shhhhhh..  we’ll be quiet so she can keep sleeping!
Thanks for stopping by~  Good night!
Judy

Bringing some sun to a dreary day~

Dear Readers,

Today was a dreary day here.  I decided I needed some sunshine!  I’ve also been working on my macro photography (close up photos).  For these photos I used my Nikon D-80 and 3 PROMASTER 7- Extension Tubes: 36mm, 20mm, and 12mm.  The extension tubes can be used singly or in any combination to get the shot you desire.  They are cheaper than purchasing many macro lenses, and with three of them, gives me several options to play with.

I’m posting a few of my recent macro photos.  I was fortunate to have a few flowers left in the garden beds to practice on!  It’s still a work in progress.  I have to work a lot on technique, and it’s scary for me to put this out on the internet!

Coreopsis above.

 Black-Eyed Susan above.                                          Rose above.

At least the flowers give us a bit of sunshine today!

Have a lovely Thursday evening and thanks for coming to visit~