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A neighbor recently invited me down to shoot some pictures of the blossoms on a barrel cactus he’s had since it was a seedling.  These were the first blossoms on this particular cactus.  It’s 35 years old.  Desert gardens take patience!



Where flowers bloom so does hope. ~ Lady Bird Johnson

yucca ©lisahudson

I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we will only tune in. ~ George Washington Carver

unknownboy_botanicalgarden ~ click to enlarge

Q:  Is it possible to become friends with a butterfly?

A:  It is if you first become a part of nature. You suppress your presence as a human being, stay very still, and convince yourself that you are a tree or grass or a flower. It takes time, but once the butterfly lets its guard down, you can become friends quite naturally.” ― Haruki Murakami, 1Q84

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth. ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden, or Life in the Woods

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet. ~ James Openheim

I shall pass through this life but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness I can show, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it. For I shall never pass this way again. ~ Etienne de Grellet

You can click over to Lisa’s Chaos, too, for more great macros.

A little perspective, like a little humor, goes a long way. ~ Allen Klein

For lack of attention a thousand forms of loveliness elude us every day. ~  Evelyn Underhill


I’ve been so busy photographing events this week, my 365 project sort of took a back seat.  Sometimes you take what you can get…in the driveway, in desparation.  I kind of like it.