Give me neither poverty nor riches, but give me only my daily bread - Proverbs 30:8

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Pink Trees

I live 1/2 mile from a beautiful park. The park is enjoyed by many from all over during the summer months, but is fairly quiet in the fall, winter and spring. One of my favorite things about this park is the gravel lane that is lined with kawanzan cherry trees that bloom each spring. When they are in bloom, I make every effort to walk through the park daily and appreciate their beauty.

Because I photograph these trees every year, I'm always trying to find new ways to capture their beauty. This year I got some puddle reflection shots that I like a lot, and I also took my glass ball.

I'm linking up with Good, Random, Fun and Seasons

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Pink and Green

I love spring for so many reasons, not the least of them being the beauty that blooms in waves around my neighborhood. We still get a lot of rain during the spring months, but as often as I can, I get out to enjoy the trees and plants coming back to life. Last week the tulip magnolia trees were in full bloom and now the Dogwood, Redwood and Kwanzan cherry trees are blooming. 

I have quite a few fern varieties in my garden and I love watching them unfurl. Mostly because the shape reminds me of my violin scroll.

Speaking of violin husband and I found new eating utensils that also resemble the violin scroll. The style name is "treble clef" and they are perfect for our family. 

I'm linking up with Good, Random, Fun and Seasons

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Evening Walks

Now that our daylight hours have increased and the weather is getting warmer, we are taking more opportunities to go for evening walks. Usually I just announce that I'm going and someone or everyone will join me.

Walks with my family members are the best way for us to spend time connecting. We have great conversations - either about school, our lives or something we mutually enjoy (book or show). Sometimes we even tell stories to each other.

I don't always have my camera along, but when I do I like to snap interesting pics. I especially like puddle reflection shots.

I'm linking up with Little Things Thursday

Monday, April 9, 2018

Outside My Window

These beautiful cherry trees are blooming in the lot next to ours. They are so pretty and they feel like they are mine, even though technically they aren't on our land.

I dug up all my tulip bulbs last summer and replanted them in December. This time I planted them all in the front yard and they look so pretty.

I'm linking up with Good, Random, Fun and Seasons

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Before and After

It's been awhile since I've shared some of my before and after edits, so that's what I'm doing today. The first photo of each pair is the sooc (straight out of camera), and the second photo is the edited version. All editing was done on my phone using Snapseed and Instagram. 

I'm linking up with Little Things Thursday

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Trees of Maui

I fully expected to see palm trees while in Hawaii...what I did not expect was all the other kinds of trees. I was even surprised at the variety of palm trees. I saw several different types while driving around, but because we were driving, I didn't stop to photograph each one. 

Here are some of the other trees I saw, though, while walking. 

rainbow eucalyptus trees in the rainforest 

These trees lined the entrance to our resort....such a grand welcome!

This banyan tree below was planted in 1875! It was massive 
and I couldn't even begin to get the entire thing in one photo.