Weekly photo challenge: Beginning


This week’s photo challenge, “beginning,” is an excellent way to start the year. Our entry represents the beginning of a new cycle for our native dogwood trees. These buds are just awaiting spring’s arrival. (The beginning of spring seems like a long way away when the wind chill is in the single digits. Brrrrr.)

Dogwood buds ready for the beginning of spring.
Dogwood buds ready for the beginning of spring.

Other beginnings we liked this week:





Weekly photo challenge: From lines to patterns

Seed parachutes made of convergent curves ready to hitch a ride on the breeze.

9-22 About to be free2


9-21 Parachutes2

Getting a line on this weeks’ challenge: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/20/lines-patterns/ and some nice takes on this week’s challenge:


From the just-bloomed daylily in our hand-me-down garden to the near spotless orange ladybug slumbering in a leaf, orange is making its presence known in the Ouachitan landscape.