Gardening, Nature, photography

Shy to Fly Hither and Nearby

The giant swallowtails are on watch, any hint of a device or camera and they flitter away post haste. They are a skittish butterfly, wings in motion as they sip nectar. I’ve read they prefer pink flowers. In their bid for world dominion, I thought the phlox of the garden were a bit overdone this […]

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Gardening, Nature

August Blooming Rose of Sharon Tree

This Rose of Sharon tree is the daughter of the original that grew near our place. She is not an only child, however! Several robust sisters surround her. The tree is prolific; each pollinated flower yields a hand full of seeds, and each tree produces thirty blossoms at least. In this case, it is fortunate […]

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Gardening, Nature

Could it Be the Golden Snitch?

Metallic dragonfly coppery winged fairytale creature I hear you sing; come play mosquitoes dash to me gnats tasty small beetles such joy you bring. –Rebecca Cuningham Could this sight inspire fairy stories? Is this the mother of the Golden Snitch? Gracias for reading Fake Flamenco! I appreciate your comments and poetry challenge submissions. ¡Olé! –Rebecca […]

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Nature, photography

Pot of Gold at the End

A friend who provides reliable weather updates said it would rain last Sunday afternoon. The clouds began to build at four pm, right when I set off on an errand. As I arrived in the store parking lot, I looked to the northwest. An enormous bank of steel gray clouds loomed on the horizon. Time […]

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photography

A Little Light on the Subject

When we hide from ourselves in darkness, we stumble on the obstacles we’ve placed underfoot. Yikes, face plant! I’ve done that and had the scraped knees and nose to prove it. However, when I’m honest with myself about my mistakes, my intentions, and what I need, I can build a new outlook and change. Every […]

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