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
Gardening simply does not allow one to be mentally old, because too many hopes and dreams are yet to be realized.Allan Armitage
This is my post for Cee Neuner’s Midweek Madness Challenge: Macro.
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
I never realized before that so many of my pets were homeless before we took them in.
My first cat was Arthur Fluffarelli, or Fluffy, a regal long-haired tom with a mean disposition. Then Mouse, the sweetest tortie who was my best friend all through high school. She would watch for me in the window and always seemed to know when I needed cuddles. And later Phoebe, also a tortie, but a feral terror!
Big Guy started with a goldfish named Phil, then Black & Decker…and then too many fish to count. We adopted the Gr. 2 class pets, two brown gerbils, who we named Oscar and Felix. They were an odd couple! Big Guy’s hamster, Jack FM (after his favourite radio station), came from a pet store, but the next 3 were adopted for Little Guy: Rockstar, Guinea and Chloe.
Guinea and Rockstar were inseparable sisters. Their owner got sick and couldn’t keep them, so we adopted them. Guinea was small, black and white, and bullied Rockstar, a butterscotch tousled mess.
Rockstar was terrified of everything but always looked like she was smiling!
Chloe was a big girl with lots of personality!
I’m hoping, once summer is over, that I can locate another rescue guinea (or 2). I’d love a cat but I didn’t marry a cat lover! Ha!
When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I see a soul.A.D. WIlliams
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
Still confined to home and possibly facing yet another lockdown, my opportunities to photograph are seriously limited. On the other hand, it forces me to be creative with what I have in my home. This week, Cee Neuner’s Black & White Photo Challenge was for Triangles, Diamonds or Squares, so I spent some time yesterday playing with the light and shadow on my bedroom light fixture. While there’s plenty of room for improvement, I had a lot of fun trying to see the light from many angles.
It’s just a reminder that no matter what life throws at us, we can always choose to look at it from another angle.
The shadows are as important as the light.CHarlotte Bronte