A Plethora of Poppies

I could use the term  Prolific  to describe the snow that keeps falling from the sky…in April… in Michigan.  But, I am sure my family and friends are becoming tired of my whining and ranting about Mother Nature and her feisty sense of humor.  A thought… maybe Jack Frost kidnapped Mother Nature and is holding her hostage, while his snow machine just keeps on churning!.  In any case, I am determined to not let the weather get the best of my sunny self!

Being the visual person that I am, I have decided that this photo is what I will think about until the weather improves.  This is my happy place!  Green…so much green.  And, look at those outstanding blooms!   When I feel the grumpies coming on, I will close my eyes and imagine myself under this tree, with the sun shining brightly, being surrounded by poppies.  If I am lucky, the Tin Man and Toto might even join me!

“Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue and the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.” ~Wizard of Oz

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…



Linda’s Black & White vs. Color Photo Challenge

The amazing Dragon Queen, a.k.a Linda, over at https://mainepaperpusher.wordpress.com/ started a fun black and white vs. color photo challenge! Grab your camera and join in on the fun!


Trees along the High Line, in New York City  

The High Line is an out-of-use elevated rail track, in NYC, that has been converted into a public landscape park. The perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees included are all native species to the area. There are not only new plantings, but many species that originally grew on the High Line’s rail bed. What an exciting way to preserve and celebrate a small piece of New York City’s past.



Which one is your favorite?

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