Sidewalk moss grid

Give me the man who will surrender the whole world for a moss or a caterpillar, and impracticable visions for a simple human delight. ~ Bruce Frederick Cummings

I thought this was a nice contrast of colors, and animate v. inanimate.


“On the motionless branches of some trees, autumn berries hung like clusters of coral beads, as in those fabled orchards where the fruits were jewels . . .” ~ Charles Dickens

So many pretty things on my walk to the gym.  Here’s some other versions.

We are like leaves on a tree

“If you don’t know [your family’s] history, then you don’t know anything. You are a leaf that doesn’t know it is part of a tree” ~ Michael Crichton

I took this in the back yard of the bride during a family wedding. Knowing your family history is really interesting, and you can trace certain family successes and failures from the distant past even up to the present.

Some even believe that family ‘curses’ like commitments to witchcraft or divination can negatively affect future generations.

At least this seems true, the ‘sins’ of the parents, be they angry discipline, alcoholism, and various emotional dysfunctions, certainly are passed down and must be mercilessly uprooted in our own lives if we want to protect our own marriages, selves, and children from them.

Wedding centerpiece

And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables and said:  “The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son,  and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to come.” ~ Matthew 22:1-3 (New King James Version)

I just attended one of the most awesome weddings ever. This is the centerpiece from out table. Original below.

Rich colors

Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words.  They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of their character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning.  ~ Lydia M. Child (1802 – 1880) American abolitionist and women’s rights advocate

A simple ornamental vine, but beautiful.

A feast for the eyes

When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.  ~ Chinese Proverb

This photo is unedited – just a beautiful ornamental vine.

Puncture Vines

Riding over these is how my boy got three flat tires in a week on his bike. I wised up and bought ‘puncture resistant tire tubes’ which are essentially about 3mm thick.

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Roadside flowers hard pink


Perfumes are the feelings of flowers.  ~ Heinrich Heine, The Hartz Journey

These flowers remind me of azelias, but they are something different – the first pic below is the original, very bright and oversaturated – when it comes to bright light, the camera on my phone is limited.

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