Misty sunrise

I don’t ask for the meaning of the song of a bird or the rising of the sun on a misty morning.  There they are, and they are beautiful.

~ Pete Hamill

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An entertainment adventure

This morning's view of the pond

I am off on an entertainment adventure, another artist’s date.  I am not sure I’ll have time for blogging over the next couple of days so I’ve scheduled a couple of short posts to fill in for me.

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Who turned on the heat?

Wow.  It’s been HOT here in the Bogs lately.  I may have made some sort of peace with summer last year during my Great Outdoor Challenge, but I am really not ready for summer’s heat just yet.

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Ten thousand flowers

Ten thousand flowers in the spring, the moon
in autumn,
A cool breeze in summer, snow in winter —
If your mind is not clouded by unnecessary
things,
this is the best season of your life.

~ Chinese poem

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Color me spring

Robin welcoming spring on a foggy morning.

Spring officially begins at 1:14am on March 20th.  The average high temperature here in the Bogs at this time of year is usually 48 degrees (F).

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Sunday in the garden

In the Costa Rica greenhouse garden. Cleveland Botanical Garden.

I have gone back to the Cleveland Botanical Garden, sorting through some more of the photos I took over a week ago during my last visit.  It’s another beautiful day here in the Bogs and I could bring you photos from today, but I wanted to finish going through the Orchid Mania images before starting on something new.

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Rising early for the bokeh

There were jewels amongst the fog and mist in the meadows early this morning.  It was worth getting up and out early.  It was worth the wet shoes and soaked feet.  As warm as it was, I could have (should have) gone barefoot.

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