Thursday, September 20, 2018

Double Delight

Although these blooms are beautiful hues of purple and white, I chose to edit the image in black and white as that makes the two different clematis varieties easily visible.  In the front one immediately notices the large blossoms but the small autumn variety consists of a more dainty flower and is scattered throughout the background.  The latter blooms only at this time of the year whereas the former usually provides two rounds of majestic purple petals.  

"Life is the flower for which love is the honey."
                                                                               --Victor Hugo

Monday, September 17, 2018

Little Ones

"One of the greatest lessons that adults can learn from children is the enviable ability to find happiness with simplicity."
                                                                              --Summer Jeirles

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Black + White

"Life isn't black and white.
  It's a million gray areas, don't you find?
                                                                        --Ridley Scott

Monday, September 10, 2018

Late Summer Blooms

"In summer, the song sings itself."
                                                    --William Carlos Williams

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Keep it Simple

"Truth is ever to be found in simplicity,
and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things."
                                                                           --Isaac Newton

Monday, September 3, 2018

Summer Fun

Some of you have seen several variations of this image as it's a favorite when it comes to summer and fun.  If this is new to you, let me explain -- this is the ferriswheel at the Arnold's Park amusement park on the shore of West Lake Okoboji in northwest Iowa.  It's a summertime tradition and delights all ages.  Of course, I've edited this image but did take it at night and got a pretty interesting scene.  Since today is Labor Day in the USA, I hope you are enjoying something new and/or exciting on this end-of-summer holiday.  

"A life without summer is like a year without summer."

Thursday, August 30, 2018


"As long as the world is turning and spinning, we're gonna be dizzy
and we're gonna make mistakes."
                                                                                            --Mel Brooks