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wordless wednesday

? cabbage or kale ?


February 13, 2019 at 1:30 pm 1 comment

Wednesday afternoon at a soccer game

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beauty radiating from within

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rays of light reaching out

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illuminating hope


touching hearts.

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Vernon Hills Athletic Center
Vernon Hills, IL

September 18, 2013

September 19, 2013 at 3:00 pm 6 comments

the patch

a translucent veil

concealing the nursery

pumpkins not quite ripe



so quiet

patch 2

a foggy morning over the pumpkin patch

August 30, 2013 at 2:53 pm 2 comments

wait and see

splotches of yellow

green leaves spread over acres

bulbous shapes lurking

while buzzing hovers above

will The Great Pumpkin appear?



hiding in the shadows

pumpkin flower

a flower with a bee you can barely see

baby pumpkin

a baby pumpkin

August 21, 2013 at 4:05 pm 11 comments

forest fantasia…

far from the ocean

Neptune’s trident hides within

a sea of green plumes

amongst the wands of wizards –

a vast mystical woodland


Neptunes tridentthe trident of Neptune

stavesthe wands of wizards


July 31, 2013 at 12:14 am 11 comments

a summer garnish


bouquet of beauty

bits of sweet baby blossoms

quintessence of fair






July 30, 2013 at 3:08 pm 11 comments

beau soleil = belles fleurs


high above she stares

down below her babies smile

Mother sun shines bright




little suns

July 30, 2013 at 11:10 am 15 comments

shall we?


patiently she stands

an invitation to dance

his light exudes strength

she summons him with arms wide

reaching for her partner’s hand


purple daisy

Mr. Sun – Shall We Dance?

July 23, 2013 at 1:06 am 19 comments

purple prettiness


prickly yet silky

a noble feisty beauty

purple burst of sun




pretty purplea bull thistle

July 16, 2013 at 8:02 pm 10 comments

two tank(a) full of lions

splash of golden hues

standing very poised and proud

an army of kings

dressed in a full regalia

a silent growl under foot

a little flower

rises to power in Spring

a pest to many

supports the balance of life

adorns salads and goblets

the dandelion

the dandelion

the army of kings marching along....

an army of kings marching along….

ps:  I was walking Sydnee Pee yesterday and took notice of the dandelions. They were huge – simply huge.  As I stared at the petals, it occurred to me they really do look like lions with their golden color and a full rosette of petals resembling the King of the Jungle’s mane.  Okay, before I continue describing my totally fascinating Eureka moment, let me just add that my mind was taking a timeout from the over thinking and under thinking thing, which in turn became over thinking, which in this case was a ‘okay cool sort-of-thing’ because I gained some knowledge on a subject I was lacking and have in turn, acquired a greater appreciation for a ‘thing’ I would have otherwise not really thought about or considered.  Humph (sigh) – did you get all of that?
So, in analyzing the dandelion and the King of the Jungle connection, I began to see more connections such as kings, kingdoms, armies, jungles as kingdoms, plants in jungles, power of kings, a king’s power protecting their kingdom, their power – their strength – the strength of the hearty dandelion,  living in the natural kingdom, it’s ability to persevere in the elements – both natural and man-made and it’s fear factor.  Fear factor you say?  Yes – many a dollar is spent yearly on waging a war against this tiny little beast – so yes, man is afraid, well, kind of, sort of 🙂
On a serious note, I did feel compelled to Wiki the cute little dandelion and discovered a wealth of information about a flower that most people see as nothing but a worthless weed.  I discovered its power – how it benefits nature with its presence as a biological source of pollination and companionship for the growth of other plants, medicinal properties, and culinary delights for both humans, some bird species and insects.  It’s power also lies in its destructive nature – invading crops and it’s ability to frustrate many a lawn caretaker/property owner.
So, I would like to tip my hat, hold up my goblet of dandelion wine and make a toast to the tiny little jungle flower lion king – Go forth – do what you do and mind not those who cannot see your true value – there is more to you than meets the eye – my sweet little yellow dandelion – cheers!

May 14, 2013 at 7:23 pm 16 comments

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