I'm a free spirited aging hippie
who loves talking to flowers, chasing rainbows
and photographing all the beauty that surrounds us
Thanks for taking a peek into my little world
Laura

Friday, June 23

Thursday, June 22

Heavenly Hostas

I love Hostas
with their many 
shades of green
~

Wednesday, June 21

Fading Light

Elusive last light
fading so quickly
into night
~

Tuesday, June 20

The Colors of Beauty

With our very wet Spring
flowers are blooming
in abundance
~

Monday, June 19

Daisy Daze

Daisies are happy flowers
their blooms simply
make us smile
~

Sunday, June 18

Peaceful Sunday

With the passing of time I find
I've become so much more appreciative
of quietude and peacefulness
~

Saturday, June 17

Roses of the Wild

Petite in pink
and too short lived
these wild roses grow
anywhere there's even the tiniest bit
of sunshine
~

Friday, June 16

Buddings

Foxglove
in waiting
~

Thursday, June 15

Young and Old

Our old hotel chair
garden art I call it
adorned with young maple leaves
~

Wednesday, June 14

Pretty in Pink

The purity of softness
found
in a pink rose
~

Tuesday, June 13

Quiet Time

Warming their wings
in the late afternoon sun
~

Monday, June 12

Softness in the Wild

Wild Columbine
nature's more gentle touch
~

Sunday, June 11

A Simple Flower

Can bring happiness
and joy
~

Saturday, June 10

Wild Roses

On the edge of a pasture
of long ago
a rose bush unwavering grows
~

Friday, June 9

Euphoric

Such a heavenly scent
from such delicate flowers
~

Thursday, June 8

The Blooming Wetlands

The water's edge
is alive with color
~

Wednesday, June 7

River Walk

Wandering trails along the
Columbia River
~

Tuesday, June 6

Keepsakes

Small shiny stones
pieces of twisted driftwood
and feathers
Whatever catches my eye
and fits in my pockets
comes home with me
~

Monday, June 5

May You Always Fly Free

May the wind be
at your back
and beneath your wing
~

Sunday, June 4

Fleeting Beauty

The Lovely Daylily
Here for one brief moment
in time
~

Saturday, June 3

Friday, June 2

Sunshine On My Shoulders

When the skies cleared
the gardens filled
with soft afternoon light
~

Thursday, June 1

Illuminating

Lovely in a shaggy sort of way
the wild rose
~

Wednesday, May 31

And Bring Your Dollies Three

Our sweet little playhouse
tucked in long ago yesterdays
where a forest now grows
~

Tuesday, May 30

Quiet Reflections

Breezes calm to stillness
as evening comes to call
When the blues of sky and water
meld into one
~

Monday, May 29

Remembrance

Memorial Day
For all the many who never came home
Never Forget

        For My Brother Barry
        Vietnam 1969
     ~

Sunday, May 28

Last Light

Watched the last light of day
dance across the newly unfurled ferns
~

Saturday, May 27

Where Fairies Come to Play

But at present
they are tucked in the curls
sleeping
~

Friday, May 26

Delicate DelightfulTrillium

So tiny and so delicate
and so delightful to discover
in the forest deep
 ~

Thursday, May 25

Wildflower Afternoon

At the edge of the forest
wildflowers grow
~

Wednesday, May 24

Happiness is

Paddling around the lake
on a warm Spring day
~

Tuesday, May 23

For Manchester

My heart hurts deeply
for the many victims
and their loved ones
~

Monday, May 22

Sunday, May 21

Spring Green

The ephemeral
light bright
tenderness
of Spring
~

Saturday, May 20

Fantasy in Blue

Taking life too seriously
steals time and place
and self
~

Friday, May 19

Rhodies and Raindrops

Rhododendrons grow wild
here in the Pacific Northwest
A true Spring delight
~

Thursday, May 18

Pretty in Pink

So many blossoms
and blooms
~

Wednesday, May 17

Moody Moonlight

To dream
to set free
the imagination
~

Tuesday, May 16

Snow White

I love the brilliance
of snow white
Rhododendrons
~

Monday, May 15

When Flowers Bloom

Spring rains
on flowers full of bloom
awakens our every sense
even those yet to be known
~

Sunday, May 14

To Mom

Though you have been gone
more than 45 years
though I still shed tears of loss
my heart smiles as I remember
your smile
your touch
your love
  
Happy Mother's Day, Mom
and to all moms everywhere
~

Saturday, May 13

To Dance

 To see what cannot be seen
to know what cannot be known
to wish to dream to hope to be
~

Friday, May 12

Thursday, May 11

The Scent of Angels

A scent so pure
as if it were
touched by Angels
~

Wednesday, May 10

Seeking Tranquility

Greens against a clear blue sky
helps center the mind
in these times uncertain
~

Tuesday, May 9

Pureness of White

Rhododendrons
bursting into bloom
~

Monday, May 8

Happy Flowers

Pink Dogwood
always make me smile
~

Sunday, May 7

Lazy Afternoon

A quiet lazy afternoon
down at the lake
~

Saturday, May 6

Friendly Faces

And so enjoyable to
converse with
~

Friday, May 5

New Beginnings

Reaching
for the sky above
~