n a bustling metropolitan area of over one million people, there are wild turkeys on the loose, stopping traffic wherever they waddle. Anne took these shots with a cell phone yesterday while I held back our barking dogs.
Honey is sweet, especially when it’s collected from our backyard bees. via Photo Challenge: Sweet
I don’t know why five pairs of shoes laced together hang from electrical wires over a nice residential street in Sacramento. The reasons given on the internet why shoes hang from wires range from the dark side (drug territory markings) to the expected (teenage pranks). Given that toilet paper is hanging from nearby trees, I’ll go with the mischief factor. I was surprised to read that people have been throwing shoes over wires for nearly 40 years.
At this time of year in Sacramento, tulip trees, a member of the magnolia family, begin to show blooms well before their leaves appear. It’s as if there is a plan to provide bursts of color during the winter months when most trees have bare branches.
Six years ago I found a gray-colored stone weathered by ocean waters. I clearly saw a face with deep set eyes. I placed it on my desk for a few years. In 2016 I put it outside. Yesterday, I saw that the stone face has been turned green by the elements –it”lost” an eye while its mouth has closed. It’s a more natural look, but a little haunting. Call CSI!Same stone in March, 2016.
Every house has shadows. In our house we literally live with shadows throughout the day. They bring peace and calm, although I suppose that depends on the beholder. Old brick and skylights help. This is the shower.
Our backyard camellias are near the end of their blooming cycle. The paper thin petals are starting to wrinkle and, as a result, they become a short-lived dramatic landing strip for natural light.