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.

Strange seed pods

A new word is like a fresh seed sown on the ground of the discussion. ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein These hard-shelled pods are along the walkway behind my workplace. I have no idea what they are. You?

Invisible bridge among the weeds

Bridges are perhaps the most invisible form of public architecture. ~ Bruce Jackson If you look closely, you can see a foot bridge in the shadows. Some variations:


“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.

Frail but adventuresome

“The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure.” ~ Sven Goran Eriksson What a bold little vine!

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…

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…

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,…

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.

An explosion of mold

Sometimes, stuff that grows in the fridge can be amazing. This mold was cool.

Flowers in the bucket

These flowers look better in the picture than in real life, but they fill the decorative buckets outside of my workplace. Nice mix.

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.

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.