FOTD – Bright Hibiscus

“Flowers are the music of the ground. From earth’s lips spoken without sound.” – Edwin Curran “Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” – Luther Burbank I took these snapshots of these flowers at the hotel where Brick Rodeo was held. Have a great…

Brick Rodeo 2021

When I was a young girl, my parents bought me a red bin filled with hundreds of plastic bricks to build to my heart’s content. My first project was a pirate’s ship. It’s been a long time since I last played with them, but last week I had the opportunity to attend a Lego convention…

FOTD – Rose Garden🌹 & Reflections

“It’s the time that you spent on your rose that makes your rose so important…People have forgotten this truth, but you mustn’t forget it. You become responsible forever for what you’ve tamed. You’re responsible for your rose.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry “We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of…

Intermission & Snapshots

Hello! Happy belated mother’s day! I am blessed with so many mother figures in my life. I needed a break, so I painted a rock for the kindness rock garden at the park. While waiting for a restaurant table, I listened to my boyfriend chat about a sibling and past hurts while watching the clouds….

A2Z 2021 – Birds – Kingfisher

Image by Timo Schlüter from Pixabay Physical Description: A small bird with a long pointed beak, the belted kingfisher has a slate-blue head with a crest, a slate-blue back, a white front, and a white collar around its neck. The female has additional rust-colored markings along her chest and sides and is more brightly colored…

Bright Square Photo Challenge 2021

Hello! I apologize about my A2Z Challenge. Grad school has really wiped me out. Sleep sounds great right about now. I do want to finish my bird challenge because I had so much fun exploring the symbolism behind each one. In the meantime, here are my bright squares from the month of April. Enjoy! 🙂

A2Z 2021 – Birds – Goldfinch

Featured Image by Michael Murphy Physical Description: The goldfinch is a small, stubby bird measuring about 4.5 inches long, with a wingspan of approximately 8 inches and a weight of roughly .5 ounce. The bird’s plumage is mostly bright yellow, and it has a black blaze above the beak, black wing edges touched with white,…

A2Z 2021 – Birds – Falcon

Featured Photo by Viktor Jakovlev on Unsplash Physical Description: The falcon has a curve at the end of its beak that is sometimes referred to as a hook. Peregrine falcons average 17 inches in length, with a wingspan of about 42 inches and an average weight of about 2.5 pounds Geographic Distribution: Falcons are found…

A2Z 2021 – Birds – Egret

Featured Image by Simerpreet Cheema from Pixabay Physical Description: The great egret is a long-necked and long-legged bird with white plumage. The bill is yellow, and the legs black. It measures 35 to 40 inches long, with a wing-span of about 55 inches and a weight of about 2 pounds. Geographic Distribution: The great egret…

A2Z 2021 – Birds – Dove

Featured photo by Sylvia Maulding Physical Description: Doves are medium-sized birds with short stout bodies, short necks, and short beaks. Size varies according to the species as does coloring. The mourning dove, the most common species in North America, measures about 11 inches long, with a wingspan of 18 inches and a weight of approximately…