Bitter Aloe

The water lily/lotus blossoms are slow to open on my early morning trips to the botanical garden, probably wanting to sleep in until the sun is a bit higher in the sky. Consequently I haven’t spent as much time and focus at the lily ponds, instead moving through other parts of the garden and noticing other flowers in bloom. There […]

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Backlight on an Orchid

    Sometimes I’m in the orchid garden at the Naples Botanical Garden when the early morning sun back-lights an orchid, magically showcasing the inner parts and outer leaves. Responding to Becky’s challenge for January of square photos illustrating words ending in light.

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Snow Birds

It snowed during the night and lightly through the morning hours. Jim, after telling anyone who would listen during the past year about how he loves being a snowbird because he hates clearing the snow from the driveway, was out midmorning clearing the one inch of snow from the drive with his snowblower. He came in with a great big […]

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Very Cold & Snow

I woke to bone-chilling cold and a bit of snow on the ground. The sun, before being seen, announced its presence by coloring wisps of pale pink clouds. As the sun continued to rise, the light-floating clouds lost their color against the thin blue of the winter cold sky. The clouds seemed anemic after shedding the weight of the snow […]

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