LOL 6/8/17

My neighbors enjoy river rafting.  I enjoy taking photos in their yard. Their Buddha and flowers star in some of my portraits.

They have a vehicle that has petroglyph style decals.  I laughed today when I noticed a couple of decals that may be new (or I just noticed) and got a kick out of. One of my photos turned out clear and the other is so so. I have pretty petunias and decided to add pollen shots to my neighbors’ cute statements. They have a cat.
lurking in the yard
o mighty hunter of moths
here kitty kitty
~ Raven Ariana Simons ©2017

I imagine this represents those occasional moments when rafting.
moving with paddles
then river takes you away
heartbeat thundering
~ Raven Ariana Simons ©2017
Bright Petunia Pollen Blessings, Namaste, Namu Amida Butsu
Our hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!
~ Raven


Petunias and Hummingbird 6/5/14

Flashback Tuesday, June 5, 2012 – Here is today’s photo and it stars the sun coming through a tree. I love those neat, yet weird, little orbs that are floating in this picture and wonder if it is some strange artifact of Venus transiting the sun.

June 5,  2012 sigFlashback Wednesday, June 5, 2013 – This is my pick photo and it stars beautiful milkweed with culinary sage in the background.

June 5, 2013 sigThursday, June 5, 2014 – Today I have petunias and a couple shots of one of my resident hummingbirds.

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“The sunlight speaks.  And it’s voice is a bird:

It glitters half-guessed half seen half-heard

Above the flower bed. Over the lawn …

A flashing dip and it is gone.

And all it lends to the eye is this —

A sunbeam giving the air a kiss.”
~ Harry Kemp

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“I can imagine, in some otherworld
Primeval-dumb, far back
In that most awful stillness, that only gasped and hummed,
Humming-birds raced down the avenues.

Before anything had a soul,
While life was a heave of matter, half inanimate,
This little bit chipped off in brilliance
And went whizzing through the slow, vast, succulent stems.

I believe there were no flowers then,
In the world where the humming-bird flashed ahead of creation.
I believe he pierced the slow vegetable veins with his long beak.

Probably he was big
As mosses, and little lizards, they say, were once big.
Probably he was a jabbing, terrifying monster.

We look at him through the wrong end of the telescope of Time,
Luckily for us.”
~ D.H. Lawrence
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Our hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!
Namaste ~ Raven