November’s leaves…

…were blown quickly to the ground after last week’s many windy days, yet their colors and patterns looked more like the finest Oriental rugs.

Leaves Diffuse-4

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Leaves Diffuse-3

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Leaves Diffuse-2

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Leaves Diffuse-5

Even after being trod upon by many, many feet, they still retained their beauty, don’t you think?

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From my window: A Father’s Day gift of colors

Within a bit over nine hours time
the changes in the skies
from evening to morning
continue to amaze

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Last evening, 7:54 PM (CDT)

Last evening, 7:54 PM (CDT)

 

Again last evening, 8:38 PM (CDT)

Again last evening, 8:38 PM (CDT)

 

Father's Day morning, 5:02 AM (CDT)

Father’s Day morning, 5:02 AM (CDT)

Saturday haiku

(N.B.:  I published this on Saturday, but WordPress decided to dump it for some reason (as they have done in the past!)

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so long-awaited

spring skies of blue trees of green

blossoms ev’rywhere

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Kayaker 15MAY2013 Sherwin BeachKayaking on Lake Michigan

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New Oak Leaves, the first

New Oak Leaves, the first

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New Oak Leaves, the second

New Oak Leaves, the second

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Sherwin Avenue Holly, the first

Sherwin Avenue Holly, the first

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Sherwin Avenue Holly, the second

Sherwin Avenue Holly, the second

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Floral Pinwheels in the Garden, the first

Floral Pinwheels in the Garden, the first

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Floral Pinwheels in the Garden, the second

Floral Pinwheels in the Garden, the second

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Potted White Blossoms

Potted White Blossoms

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Deep Pink Magnolias

Deep Pink Magnolias

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Lily of the Valley, the first

Lily of the Valley, the first

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Lily of the Valley, the second

Lily of the Valley, the second