232: Keeping it simplePosted: May 13, 2011
It’s Friday and I think we could all use a break from my mega-posts. Feel free to let out a large sigh of relief. I just did. Phewww!
These beautiful blue flowers were blooming near the tulips and columbine at Longwood Gardens last week. I couldn’t find the marker that identifies what they are. They remind me of poppies.
Living creatures are nourished by food, and food is nourished by rain; rain itself is the water of life, which comes from selfless worship and service.
~ Bhagavad Gita
The weather here remains muggy with unstable air which means thunderstorms. We had some pretty impressive lightning late yesterday afternoon with plenty of thunder and rain to go with it. The rain has made things soggy and boggy again so it’s best to wear boots when strolling around Breezy Acres. Insect repellent is now a must unless you don’t mind being eaten alive by mosquitoes. Thank goodness the deer flies have not shown up yet.
I took several photos of the wet and soggy while outside today. The tulip pictured above was the best of the lot. I processed it in Photoshop (cropping, resizing and sharpening) and Picnik (adding sepia tones and then bringing back — painting — the color of the main tulip). Not that there was anything wrong with the original. I just felt like playing. For those inquiring minds that want to see the almost-original (it’s been cropped and resized for the internet), here you go:
I came across a turtle making her way across the front yard. She must have been on her way to the pond across the street. So many of them migrate this time of year. I hope she made it across the road. I would have waited except she refused to move while I was anywhere in the vicinity. She probably made it without any problems. Turtles can move faster than you’d think, and there isn’t much traffic on this road.
That’s about it from the Bogs for today. Wishing you a wonder-filled weekend! I’ll be back sometime tomorrow because, well, that’s part of the commitment. 🙂