Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
The very pink of perfection. ~ Oliver Goldsmith
There's something very soft and dreamy about a tiny pink blossom about to open.
Birds have wings; they're free; they can fly where they want when they want. They have the kind of mobility many people envy. ~ Roger Tory Peterson
This was supposed to be a photo of a grackle on that branch but the grackle thought otherwise. He wins. But so do I.
Each drop of rain is big as she.
Can you imagine what you'd do,
If raindrops fell as big as you?
~ Aileen Fisher
I snapped several dozen photos of this little lady. She was very accommodating.
These flowers, which were splendid and sprightly, waking in the dawn of the morning, in the evening will be a pitiful frivolity, sleeping in the cold night's arms. ~ Pedro Calderon de la Barca
These were once tiny peachy-russet coloured blossoms. They're still pretty even when their petals are missing.
The concrete walkway is a masterpiece…
chalk lines of sunshine yellow, serene blue,
cotton candy pink and soft grass green
create a wonderful place where children drew
~ Theresa Ann Moore
Some creative children decided to brighten the sidewalk... and my day.
Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them? ~ Rose Kennedy
The late day sunlight caught the tree's branches and the Redwing blackbird's tail feathers, and turned them all to gold.
Rise and put on your foliage, and be seen
To come forth, like the springtime, fresh and green.
~ Robert Herrick
That beautiful sun shines her spotlight once again. These lovely new leaves are backlit by her warming rays.
Blue thou art, intensely blue; Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue? ~ James Montgomery
These pretty little Grape hyacinth, standing on tippy-toes, trying so hard to appear large in stature - when in truth, they're only about three inches tall.
Some people are uncomfortable with the idea that humans belong to the same class of animals as cats and cows and raccoons. They're like the people who become successful and then don't want to be reminded of the old neighborhood. ~ Phil Donahue
My next-door neighbour, Caroline came to my front door suggesting I head out to the back yard with my camera. From her own yard, she could see this daring (and darling) little bandit trying to figure out my anti-squirrel bird feeder. She wasn't overly greedy or destructive, and left the feeder intact with plenty of seed for the birds. She's been back a few times since. Did I ever mention how very much I love raccoons?
Everybody has to believe in something. I believe I'll have another drink. ~ W.C. Fields
This was a long walk on a sunny day. Have a seat. I'll pour you a beer. There's also wine, juice or water, if you prefer.
Thanks for joining me on another stroll. I'll have more photos in a few days.