Beauty in the woods 🙂
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Oklahoma Summer Morning
To me, these yellow flowers in the sunshine are Oklahoma in the summertime, in the early morning.
Well, the case could be made that a photo of the ubiquitous dry, brown, crispy grass would be more representative of the last few summers in Oklahoma, but that is not what evokes my desire to run out the door with a camera in the early morning. So this photo of small yellow flowers stretching toward the sun, which was, in fact, taken in Oklahoma in the summertime, stands in my mind for the quintessential Oklahoma Summer Morning.
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ubiquitous: present, appearing, or found everywhere
Side by side, clinging to the branch. Glowing in the early morning sun.
Tenacity, friendship, beauty, and grace at the end of life. We could all wish for the same 🙂
Seeds at Sunrise
Yes, these are the same seeds from earlier this week, but at sunrise instead of sunset 🙂
This time, the rising sun was so bright behind them! I thought they might come out in silhouette, but I wanted the sunlight glowing through them, the way I saw it. I think I got my settings right, so I am very pleased with this photo!
Uncle! What do we trees and bushes need to say for the rain to come?
Despite the pathos of a single dead leaf on bare twigs, the light through this leaf is beautiful. I am out searching for beauty to photograph. If I wanted to show desperation or decline, I guess I would need different lighting.
What do you think?
The Flag of the Underbrush
Soft focus, blurred background, woodland colors…
I love these leaves displayed on their twig like the flag of the underbrush!
Recently we did some mowing and weedeating along the trail to the pond and on the bank of the pond. The idea was to facilitate access to the pond for fishing. While I have to admit that in some respects it is nice to have a clear trail, I also think we went overboard. The trail is too wide, too clear. Many of the areas where I took photos of insects, flowers, and seeds last year are now brown stubble. The underbrush has been cleared back, but now there is no buffer between the woods and the path. The underbrush needs someone to stand up for it, waving a flag, proudly declaring love of the weeds, bugs, and small critters who are the underbrush and its residents! I have nothing against neat, manicured lawns and pathways, but that is not where I want to live and take my photos. I leave those areas to others.
Behind the veil
Virginia Creeper veils many a tree. When we step out our front door on a sunny, summer morning, we are greeted by the beautiful sight of sunlight glowing through the veil of Virginia Creeper leaves, and are also able to see the shady, rough bark of the oak tree behind the veil.
Yearning for the sunlight. Live-giving light beams down onto these beautiful leaves, and they convert it to energy they can use to create flowers and seeds. Simply perfect!
おはようさん！ Good Morning, World!
Perky little purple flower pops its head up to say, “Good Morning, World!”
All is good 🙂
Sunrise Reveals Treasure
In the early hours of the day, the sun picks out some of its favorite treasures.
They glow so brightly against the deep shadows of the woods and pond behind.
Soaking in the early morning sunshine always starts my day with a warm glow. There’s no better mood pick-me-up than the sunlight, for me 🙂