backyard spring…

weeds, et cetera

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What then is a weed?  According to Wikipedia it’s a ‘plant considered undesirable in a particular situation. “a plant in the wrong place”‘

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Except in my backyard where weeds, mushrooms (fungi) and some kind of strange grass seem to thrive.  Perhaps because my backyard has become a rather large compost bin, where oak leaves, dead oak twigs and various and sundry other, once living, things disappear back into the soil.  What’s it called…

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… decomposition and decay and out of it can come intriguing communities of fungi…like these tiny mushrooms.

all the above happening in my backyard…today…weeds, et cetera!

🙂

“What is a weed?  A plant whose virtues have never been discovered.”

 –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Easter 2016

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For several years this was Don’s Easter basket.  He got a kick out of the yellow bunny in the middle…it can be turned inside out and when it is, (believe it or not), it turns into a blue egg.  He’d laugh and laugh! 😀

  I’ll be thinking about Jesus tomorrow and I’ll be thinking about Don too.

And laughter, and happiness, and I’ll be thinking a lot about hope.

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” -Desmond Tutu (BrainyQuote.com)

© Out Of My Mind Images 2016

welcome sweet springtime…

the 2016 vernal equinox has arrived

find out more here at The Old Farmers Almanac

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SPRING BLOSSOMS – Verse 1
There is no time so sweet as spring,
When nature dons her best ;
Dispell’d is gloom, when bud and bloom
Awake from winter’s rest.
The birds again their carols sing
Within the vernal trees,
And violets rise with purple eyes
To greet the gentle breeze.
-Author Unknown

The poem/song above found here.

have a peaceful Sunday

🙂

number 20…

photo taken through a curtain at my son’s house

we were gathered for my oldest grandson’s birthday celebration,

he’ll be 20 on St Patrick’s Day

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I thought it all fit together very nicely

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celebrate your Irish on Thursday, 17 March

have a peaceful day

🙂

missing Arizona*

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Saguaro Cactus…east of Tucson

(the original photo was taken in February 1986)

if Arizona wasn’t so far away from my family, I’d be living there still

Sacred Spirits – Chants and Dances of the Native Americans

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a yucca…on our tiny ranch in Sierra Vista

(photo taken in 2000)

have a peaceful day

🙂

*Wikipedia’s Arizona!

looks like…

a happy elephant

that’s  what I see, how about you

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seeing a face where there is none is called

PAREIDOLIA

apparently human beings are hard wired to do this as part of our instinct for survival

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every now and then when I see a face, in an object where there is no actual face, I draw it or photograph it and it ends up here

let’s “face” it, I take my inspiration from where ever I happen to find it

happy day

🙂