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As I contently sat surrounded in bluebonnets, it was a time to slow and to really look. There was a whole little world going about it’s business right there in the span of fifty square feet.

This tiniest of  a spider plies his trade amongst the bigger of the little world.  You just had to take the time to slow yourself and find him.

“The camera makes you forget you’re there. It’s not like you’re hiding but you forget, you are just looking so much.”   Annie Leibovitz

Slow down, see, enjoy, engage! en theos monos ††† jim

Photos on the journey #487 – Don’t you wish you looked as good on your flip side?


After spending the day mowing most all my yard, I was sitting on the front porch and enjoying the most incredible weather. It was 49 this morning and rose to the low 80s. I deciding to do a search around the yard looking for a likely subject. It was slim pickings, but at last I spied this lovely little butterfly on the Fire bush. It was about the size of my thumb nail. He sat with his wings spread open long enough to grab 4 exposures. He then closed his wings and allowed me one quick capture and took off to do whatever little butterflies do.

Wish I looked as good coming and going!

PEACEOUT ††† en theos ††† jlawrence

Photo of Da day @ Da Pine #234

I continue with my series (my first true series) on weeds that are a bloom in my yard. That is about all that is blooming in our drought stricken high desert. It is very nurturing finding all this beauty living in a simple weed.

I read this bit of advise just today: “All we need to do is remember to tend the field of our mind with the attentive and loving hand of a master gardener tending her flower beds, culling out the weeds so that the blossoms may come to fruition.” I don’t know that I really want to cull out all these beauties. I may well relate to the weeds as I have always felt like one. I have avoided most of the pesticides so far.

I wish I could tell you more about them. I tried to find their names, but I am green when it comes to weeds. These  guys were really diminutive, each one was less than a 1/4 of an inch in diameter. Good things come in small packages and all that.

Don’t weed out your garden too soon on your journey†††††nada te turbe†††††jim