This week for Cee Neuner’s Fun Foto Challenge, I thought about taking a selfie, since the theme is Curves and Arches, but nobody wants to see that! Instead I stuck to architectural forms because, while they may start to sag in places, they didn’t gain any covid weight. 😉
Architecture arouses sentiments in man. The architect’s task, therefore, is to make those sentiments more precise.Adolf Loos
It’s a small world and we share it with small creatures. Take great care!
“Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.”Albert Einstein
If I had to pick a colour that best epitomized summer, I would have to say yellow. There is something deliciously tantalizing about yellow. It’s bright and happy, and in the summer, I am happiest. Yellow makes me think about all the best things that make summer so special: warm, lazy days with family, a good book in the garden, and golden sunsets on the beach.
Birds and butterflies…
Tea – Hot or iced!
A good book and a blanket for the evening breeze.
And as evening falls…
A golden sunset.
In the world of safe hues, like black, red and white, yellow shouts: ‘Look at me. I’m happy!’Joy Sewing
I have tons of photos with pink. It is, after all, my favourite colour. But it’s always nice to share something new.
Last year, I missed a lot of the flowers in my garden. I went to my parents with Little Guy for March Break and came home in June! We thought it was safer to be out of the city, which it probably was, and that this Covid-thing would be under control quickly, which it was not!
It’s still not over, but the flowers don’t seem to care and this year I enjoyed them as much as possible!
It’s only possible to live happily ever after on a day-to-day basis. – Margaret Wander Bonnano
Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wildWilliam Butler Yeats, The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.
Every great story seems to begin with a snakeNicholas Cage
Stay on the right path, even if you have to walk alone.Unknown
And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.John Muir
Few humans see fairies or hear their music, but many find fairy rings of dark grass, scattered with toadstools, left by their dancing feet.July Allen, Fantasy Encyclopedia
You’ve changed. You’re daring. You’re different in the woods.The Baker’s Wife, Into the Woods
Cee Neuner’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Animals, a challenge I can do from my very own backyard. Sometimes these creatures are just as entertaining and endearing to watch as the ones at the zoo. I could probably say the same about some of my neighbours.
In April and May, I shared a few of my critters: pretty dragonflies, a pretty territorial carpenter bee, lovebirds Mr & Mrs Cardinal, and the crew at Easter Brunch. Of course, there’s also the gang of squirrels who have terrorized my neighbourhood for years!
Earlier this year, I shared space with a confident bunny…
…who decided my lilac tree provided the best shade for an afternoon nap!
Every time I saw my bunny, I’d start singing Veggie Tales “Bunny Song” from the DVD, Rack, Shack & Benny! It’s a fun song, but also an ear worm! And here it goes again…
“Why is it that I can remember a cigarette ad jingle from 30 years ago, but I can’t remember what I just got up to do?”– Dad, Calvin and Hobbes
Shiny! For the majority of the world it means an object with a reflective surface, like sunshine on the lake, chrome on a hotrod, or a honking big diamond in a ring. But the nerd in me actually went to a few different places. In the space-western t.v. series, Firefly, Shiny is an expression meaning something is cool or valuable. And, in the video game, Overwatch, it’s a catch-phrase of Jamieson Fawkes, aka Junkrat, an Australian scavenger and anarchist who likes to blow things up! But since Covid restrictions mean I can’t leave home, I can’t fly into space (yeah…that’s the reason…) and blowing things up is just dangerous, I’m sticking with a literal interpretation of “shiny”. Of course, these items are also shiny, because they have value to me.
Little children love bright and shiny things – and in my experience, most grown-up women aren’t very different!Sheherazade Goldsmith
Birds, the topic of Cee Neuner’s Fun Foto Challenge this week, are something I have photographed a lot over the years. And all kinds of birds too – Early Birds, Really Early Birds, Cardinals, Ducklings, even recently, a Hawk and an Osprey. But when I saw this was the challenge, 2 cheeky moochers immediately popped into my mind.
Could you resist those faces?