Beauty is a fragile thing

It looks like a Luna Moth except that it is brown instead of green. And its wings appear to be very fragile, like brown leaves or even thin brown paper. “Beauty is a fragile thing.” (Ovid)

A hint of Autumn

We may be in the dog days of summer, but leaves on the maple tree are already beginning to show a hint of the cooler weather to come.

The Hawk Feather

I often find hawk feathers on my property. This one was on my gravel driveway, but I left it alone because according to the 1918 Migratory Bird Treaty Act, it is illegal to own hawk feathers or to remove them from one’s property. However, by the next day it had disappeared anyway. “Lean forward into…

Pocket of joy: Dianthus

This one is for my aunt in Paris. I love the term “pocket of joy.” I first heard it on a Netflix reality show when one of the main stars, speaking of his difficult growing-up years, also spoke of the pockets of joy that sustained him through those difficult times.

Orange Daylilies

True to their name, these lilies really did last only one day. Linked to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Orange and to Cee’s Flower of the Day

Calla lily

Only one bloom this year, and like so many plants in my garden it didn’t bloom at all last year. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

A little flower

“Just living is not enough,” said the butterfly, “one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” ― Hans Christian Anderson Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

Pocket of joy: Easter lily in June

Easter, 2020 I was gifted an Easter lily, and when it stopped blooming I planted it outside next to the old fence, not expecting it to live. Over a year later, and a little late for Easter 2021, it is now in bloom. I love the term “pocket of joy.” I first heard it on…