Delightful Daylilies 6/13/17

More wind today that made it a bit challenging to get a portrait of my neighbors’ daylilies.  I persevered and was able to capture these 🙂
blowing in the wind
these delightful daylilies
bow so gracefully
~ Raven Ariana Simons ©2017
Namaste, Namu Amida Butsu, Bright Blessings
~ Raven


Dazzling Daylilies 6/13/14

Flashback Wednesday, June 13, 2012 – What a dubious face! I am very close to “Bobert” our resident male quail in the neighborhood and he’s really not sure if he approves!

June 13, 2012 sigFlashback Thursday, June 13, 2013 – This is my pick photo for today and it stars this evening’s sunset.

June 13, 2013 sigFriday, June 13, 2014 – Here are my neighbor’s daylilies and another neighbor’s butterfly weed in full bloom.

6:13:14 lily 2 sig 6:13:14 side sipper sig 6:13:14 big lily sig“For Attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others.”
~ Sam Levenson
6:13:14 lily sig  6:13:14 sipping bee sig

6:13:14 lily 1 sig

“If we have the opportunity to be generous with our hearts, ourselves, we have no idea of the depth and breadth of love’s reach.”
~ Margaret Cho
6:13:14 nice lily sig    6:13:14 cute bee sigOur hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!
Namaste and Bright Bee Blessings ~ Raven


Mullien, First Daylily and First Butterfly Weed Blooms 6/8/14

Flashback Friday, June 8, 2012 – I felt very blessed to be able to get this for my pick photo of the day. These yellow swallowtail butterflies are very shy and don’t seem to hang out for long in any one place.

June 8, 2012 sigFlashback Saturday, June 8, 2013 – This is my pick photo for today and it stars my first photos of my beloved red milkweed beetles (Tetraopes tetrophthalmus). This one came out to pose and I was lucky as the sun was almost down and it is not good for portraits of the insect people!

June 8, 2013 sigSunday, June 8, 2014 – The yellow flower is mullein and my neighbors’ daylilies and butterfly is starting to bloom.  The onions with the bees are called Egyptian or walking onion!  The cute bee bottom belongs to a carpenter bee 🙂

6:8:14 mullein blossom sig 6:8:14 bee onion sig“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”
~ Lao Tzu

6:8:14 native bee sig 6:8:14 bee onion 1 sig“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”
~ 14th Dalai Lama 6:8:14 butterfly weed sig6:8:14 lavender bee explosion sig6:8:14 first daylily sig“We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over; so in a series of kindnesses there is at last one which makes the heart run over.”
~ Ray Bradbury

6:8:14 carpenter bee butt sigOur hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!
Namaste and Bright Bee Blessings ~ Raven