Fall Fushia 10/26/14

“In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil. And at no season, safe perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb colour effects as from August to November.”
~ Rose G. Kingsley
10:26:14 two fushia sigFlashback Friday, October 26, 2012 – This is my pick photo for today and stars three of the gourds I harvested this afternoon after yesterday’s snow and hard freeze.
October 26, 2012 sigFlashback Saturday, October 26, 2013 – This is my pick photo for today and it stars one of my ladies sipping on some of the last nectar of the season.
October 26, 2013 sigSunday, October 26, 2014 -Today is day 26 of the month long poetry challenge and also the day I brought in my indoor plants to survive the winter.  The night temperatures are falling and anytime now frost will lay low many of the flowers that I have planted.  These are the annuals I have left outside (though the fushia and New Guinea impatiens are perennials in milder climates).
10:26:14 ng pollen sig 10:26:14 lavender impatiens sig 10:26:14 ng impatiens sig 10:26:14 close fushia 1 sig“shimmering color…
you’ve become quite the river
of beautiful blooms”
~ Raven Ariana Simons
10:26:14 ng light sig 10:26:14 ng shadows sig 10:26:14 lavender impatiens 1 sig 10:26:14 pollen sig
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
~ Marcel Proust
10:26:14 fushia shadows sig“flower fireworks
explode in lively arrays
igniting beauty”
~ Raven Ariana Simons

10:26:14 fushias sigOur hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!
Namaste ~ Raven

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Impatiens in the Rain 9/21/14

“Not forever does the bulbul sing
In balmy shades of bowers,
Not forever lasts the spring
Nor ever blossom the flowers.
Not forever reigneth joy,
Sets the sun on days of bliss,
Friendships not forever last,
They know not life, who know not this.”
~ Khushwant Singh
9:20:14 hummy 1 sigFlashback Friday, September 21, 2012 – This is my pick photo for today and stars the pretty white asters gifted to me by a neighbor who’s front yard garden I’ve long admired.
September 21, 2012 sig
Flashback Saturday, September 21, 2013 – This is my pick photo for yesterday and it stars a clouded sulpher butterfly on my front yard buddleia.
September 21, 2013 sigSunday, September 21, 2014 – It rained today and made lovely droplets on the flowers.  I still have a couple of hummingbirds, though the feeders and yard are really quiet and feel empty after the lively hummingbird summer.  Sending blessings with my little friends on their autumnal migration.
9:20:14 salmon drop 2 sig 9:20:14 cute w:drop sig

9:20:14 orange impatiens sig  9:20:14 group sig 9:20:14 really close sig 9:20:14 twig sitter sig“”Droplets on flowers,
the days are growing shorter,
fall is almost here.”
~ Raven Ariana Simons
9:20:14 pink drop 1 sig 9:20:14 side 4 sig 9:20:14 two sig 9:20:14 pink impatiens sig9:20:14 close wet sig“Gathering their strength,
eating insects and nectar,
long journey down south.”
~ Raven Ariana Simons
9:20:14 hummy sigOur heart give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!
Namaste ~ Raven

Supermoon and Super Wee Bee 7/12/14

Flashback Thursday, July 12, 2012 – Here is my first gourd, a bird house gourd, and I’m choosing it as my pick photo for today in celebration 🙂
July 12, 2012 sigFlashback Friday, July 12, 2013 –
This is my pick photo for today and it stars a dragonfly resting on a mullein stalk in my front yard. I was happy to get this one with it’s blue, black and white wings. I haven’t seen as many dragonflies cruising my street this year as I have in past years, nor have I seen as many damselflies.
July 12, 2013 sigSaturday, July 12, 2014 – Today we had the full moon of Oak and it happened to also be a supermoon.  I also have one of the tiniest bees I’ve seen on impatiens.  There were a few pollinating the impatiens, some darker and some more metallic coloured.

7:12:14 super moon sig 7:12:14 flower wee sig 7:12:14 super wee sig 7:12:14 wee sig“We live in a world “which in some respects is mysterious; things can be experienced which remain inexplicable; not everything which happens can be anticipated. The unexpected and the incredible belong in this world. Only then is life whole. For me the world has from the beginning been infinite and ungraspable.
~ C. G. Jung
7:12:14 wee bee sig 7:12:14 bottom sig 7:12:14 impatiens sig 7:12:14 super moon 1 sig“It all depends on how we look at things, and not on how things are in themselves. The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.”
~ C.G. Jung
7:12:14 super wee good sigOur hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!
Namaste and Bright Bee Blessings ~ Raven