Thursday, May 31, 2012

Summer Rose

Summer sun beams down.
On summer rose in full bloom.
Summer rose beams back.

I spotted this heart-shaped leaf in the hedge. Interesting that it was pink - don't you think? :)

I have prepared this post for both Floral Friday Fotos and Recuerda Mi Corazon (Haiku my Heart).

Friday My Town Shoot Out - Rule of Space

I have prepared this post for Friday My Town Shoot Out. Today we are exploring the concept of the "Rule of Space" as it applies to photography. For more information, click on the link! Below are the photos I am submitting!

I call this first one "A Bug's Eye View."

Flower Box on a Bridge.

Steeple in a Storm.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Nature Notes - This and That

I prepared this post so as to participate in Nature Notes over at Click on the link and take a look!

I found some interesting things around the neighborhood this week. First of all, when I walked down the hill into the little village of Loveland, Ohio, I passed a tree that I always pass, but I stopped and looked at it because it seems to be bearing...blueberries! Take a look!

The thing that seems strange is the tree, itself. We had blueberries when I was a kid and they were on low bushes - not trees. I looked on the internet and there ARE pictures of blueberries on trees with leaves like these...

The next item on my hit parade is shown below. Sorry the photo is a tad out of focus, but I spotted it up high, behind branches, AND in someone else's yard(!) So, this photo was the best I can do. It is a cocoon made of pine needles! I googled around and it is the cocoon of the bag worm. They use the material of whatever plant they are on to make a cocoon. I discovered this on the website

Even though we are supposed to show you things in OUR area, I cannot resist showing you an Israeli bag worm cocoon photo from As I said, the bag worm makes a cocoon from whatever is handy, so the bag worm cocoon in the photo from Israel is made of sticks! The first photo below is my pine needle cocoon, and the second is the Israeli one of the same insect.