Another set of the blooms that surround us. A followup to last month’s big bouquet.
One of our neighborhood indigo buntings was singing his heart out atop a 50-60 foot oak today. Glad he finally took a break from bashing his reflection in one of our bedroom windows.
It’s often said that as you get older, life’s a blur. Now we have photographic evidence. [Just a little drive-by photo fun.]
This week’s challenge is “pattern.” Nature always provides her share.
More patterns can be found here:
- Of cabbages and coral – http://windagainstcurrent.com/2013/05/10/weekly-photo-challenge-pattern-take-two/
- Patterns everywhere – http://beadstork.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/weekly-photo-challenge-pattern/
- Natural patterns – http://nando67.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/patterns-in-nature/
- Tibetan — http://chrisbreebaart.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/weekly-photo-challenge-pattern-praying-mills-tibet/
- Flicker – http://creativityaroused.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/weekly-photo-challenge-pattern/
- Street smart – http://mrscarmichael.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/weekly-photo-challenge-patterns/
- Stained glass – http://canoecommunications.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/weekly-photo-challenge-patterns/
- Ceiling – http://ensummerfield84.wordpress.com/2013/05/11/the-pattern-of-the-roof/
And of course, the main challenge page:
Sometimes Nature will throw you a curve or two.
The larger of the two eastern coachwhip snakes to show themselves today had milky eye scales — a sign he’s getting ready to shed his skin. This fellow curled himself in a warm stone and dirt hollow in the hillside. Only noticed him when I heard the sound of his scales sliding against the stone after trimming some of the growth on the hill.
Someone else in the burrow apparently shed within the last 24 hours. Found a still-moist whole skin measuring more than 6 feet woven between the stalks of the pokeweed plants.
Weekly challenge homepage: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/weekly-photo-challenge-from-above/comment-page-7/#comment-183222
This week’s challenge features images taken from on high. Today’s warm, sunny day provided some good opportunities. One of our neighbor snakes came out of hiding, all 5.5 feet of him. The second was a bronze-colored frog who has only been heard before now revealed himself. The third was a group of red bugs clustered in the heart of a young goldenrod.
[Small celebration — this is our 600th post!]
- When life hands you lemons, take a photo: http://wallaroojournal.com/2013/05/05/weekly-photo-challenge-from-above-let-there-be-lemons/
- Spring wine: http://daylire.com/2013/05/04/wordpress-daily-post-weekly-photo-challenge-from-above/
- Fishing for cats: http://sued51too.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/weekly-photo-challenge-from-above/
- Mystery figure: http://aremarkyoumade.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/weekly-photo-challenge-from-above3/
- Just being koi: http://www.neitherherephotoblog.com/?p=3077
- Lettuce see with new eyes: http://peeksi.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/weekly-photo-challenge-from-above-natures-lovely-goodness/
- A box o’ people: http://brothertom.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/weekly-photo-challenge-from-above/
- hibiscus: http://travelsandtrifles.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/17491.jpg
- Cast in iron: http://brokenlightcollective.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/unexpected-beauty/
- Variety pack: http://westcoastkayaker.me/2013/05/05/weekly-photo-challenge-from-above/
And the challenge homepage: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/weekly-photo-challenge-from-above/