The subtlety of nature

Fiery dragonfly

You can find it in the little things.

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We have a deal

The American Goldfinches and I have come to an agreement.  They will let me take a few photos of them in the thistle every now and then in exchange for providing them with supplemental food at the feeder.  Win-win situation all around.

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Imagination and meditation

A fairy house. (Fundy National Park, New Brunswick, Canada.)

Imagination is the eye of the soul.

~ Joseph Joubert

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Extraordinarily lucky

The rains came yesterday and poured down upon us.  It rained and rained and rained.  The rain was most welcome.  The grass is still brown in spots, but it looks as though most everything else has really perked up after the good drenching.  We may get more rain today.  The air is soupy and warm, always a good combination for pop-up storms and showers.

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The Goldfinch Boogie

The goldfinches were dancing around me on my walk this morning, posing for pictures and then taking off before I could get a decent shot.  They piloted me through the white pines and into the meadows where they’re collecting thistle down to line their nests.  I love watching them in flight, the way they seem to bounce up and down, coast, up and down, coast, calling out to each other as they make their way around the trees and meadows.

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Slow walking a 5k on a spectacular Sunday

A spectator watching my 5k.

Happy Sunday!  I know that by the time this post goes out some of you may be finished or just about finished with Sunday.  I hope it was a good one.  Did you participate in Automattic’s Worldwide WP 5k?  I did, and with probably one of the slowest times on record.

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