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A Morning Walk


Yesterday I went on a morning walk with my camera. :)

~Come along~


I go from looking down and in to up.


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My son discovered these wild flowers growing out on our place!


He identified them as Large Beard Tongue.


They are from the snapdragon family and one nick name is Wild Foxglove.


Both connections are clear.  My first thought was Foxglove?  And the little girls said they looked like Snap Dragons. 


I've seen their dried seed pods around, but didn't know what flowers they had come from.  From what we read, the flowers won't last long.  I gathered up some dried seed pods to scatter more seeds around!


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The Cottonwood trees are just beginning to shed their cotton and this little piece was suspended on an almost invisible web.


A woodland floor is a magical place.


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Another wild flower, a Common Mullein.


I just love the texture of the leaves.


They love the poor, sandy soil too.


There was still some dew on the soft, fuzzy leaves.

So much to do outside this time of year!  Some things are coming up in the garden. But the seeds I planted went right in before the cold spell and rainy days so I need heat for them sprout.  Sure hope they come up.



By Jill Ruth for Mary Ruth


My very dear friend sent me these pictures from her garden.  The boots are the ones she wore to work at a steel mill.  She retired in 2002 and planted them with these wonderful succulents, Sempervivum, hens and chicks.  The plants are thriving in them.  When I saw the pictures, I knew there was so much more to them.  They were metaphoric, more than just beautiful.  There was a story or a poem in them.  This morning it came to me.



On Envy


Become the person God created you to be.

Cat Hurdles


It was a quick decision for which photo I would chose for Scene and Story with Sarah this month.
As I previewed the photos we took, I laughed. "Cat Hurdles!"  and the girls giggled.

Our dance recital was last weekend and as the girls are getting older, getting them ready is easier, so
we had some time to take some pictures before the first recital. (The recital has two showings on Saturday)

It went something like this:

"Hey, let's see if I can get you two while jumping in the air. Run across the cement and jump as high as you can."
"Like this?"
*shutter click* *shutter click* *shutter click*
"Yeah, but do it again.  I need to change my settings."  
"Now, again and run the other way."
*shutter click**shutter click**shutter click*
"CAT get out of there!"
"*pant*"
"Again and try to jump right there about by the crack."
*shutter click**shutter click**shutter click*
"CAT, move!"
"Just keep going back and forth so I can get a better one."
*shutter click**shutter click**shutter click*
"*pant*pant*"
...and on it went...




I did finally get one with both of them mostly in the air.  Sans the cat.

Have a great week!
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