Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Bee Hive

While staying at the Marriott Resort in Dana Point (just south of Laguna Beach), we were walking through the gardens and noticed this bee hive.  It was on a tree right beside the sidewalk at eye level.  It was most interesting to watch them work.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday - A Child's Garden

A bright ceramic mosaic water fountain adds beauty and color to the gardens.

Bright garden beckons
Fanciful pleasures await
Giggles of delight

Wichita Botanical Gardens' new Children's Garden is a true delight.  Full of color and fun, it does "beckon" children to play and explore.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday- Standing On The Shadow


This would be "standing on the shadow" rather than
     "standing in the shadows"!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Skywatch Friday - Aura of Beauty

Aura of beauty
Surrounds setting sun like crown
Regal adjournment

Warm, Fuzzy, and Cute

Here are the "cute" animals from the San Diego Zoo.  There is a good reason koalas and pandas are made into stuffed animals--the minute you see the real ones, you want to pick them up and  "cuddle" them.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Ruby Tuesday - Decorator's Masterpiece

Soft shades of sweet pink
           Furnish fair summer garden
                            Decorator's masterpiece

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

Weekend Reflections - Weekend in B&W

Soft waves lap shore's edge
        Sensual sound lulls tired world
                 To deep sweet slumber

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Skywatch Friday - If You Question

R I P Klaus Peter.
Thank you for your contributions to the blogging world-amazing photos and Skywatch.

If you question God
       Lift your eyes toward evening sky
               There can be no doubt

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

Weekend Reflections -Hippo Happiness

There is a reflection here (someone's feet at the bottom), but the main objective is to show you the cutest little hippo ever.  Mom and baby were "taking a snooze" as we strolled by the exhibit at the San Diego Zoo.  The baby hippo would stick his nose above water for a second, go back under the water, close his eyes, and be back asleep.  Could I have found a more precious picture?  I don't think so!!!!

Whether wild or tame
There's no love like a mother's
That's the way it is

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Skywatch Friday - Young Love

Watching the sun rise
       Two young hearts meld into one
              Everlasting love

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Forbidden Freedom

Yearning to run wild
     Shackled by chains, bound by man
          Freedom forbidden
More photos from the San Diego Zoo.   How I hate to see these magnificent
animals caged.  But, if they weren't, no child would have the experience of seeing the extraordinary creatures that live in our world, and many species would have become extinct by now.  As I went from exhibit to exhibit, I was appalled at how many of the animals were on the endangered, critical, or vulnerable list.  We need to "wake up" and protect our earth and its inhabitants.  How sad it would be if your great grandchildren were to never see a tiger, gorilla, panda, or any of the many species that are "hanging on by a thread".

Monday, August 8, 2011

Ruby Tuesday-Crimson Throats

                                Throats  of deep crimson
                               Tempt and entice all nature
                                    Come partake enjoy