The Most Interesting Weed in the World

A Centrical Weed

The Most Interesting Weed in the World

And truly the most abundant in our backyard.

L is for Layers

Breaking Bad

Dandelion SpaceCraft

Whisp away

As annoying as this weed is, I do find it most unusual. A weed or a flower? A seed or a shower of them? A part of child-hood, and a part of Spring. Maybe even a thriving example of the most copious life cycle.

Whether they are annoying or beautiful, I do not know.

And that is why I deem them – The Most Interesting Weed in the World.

The Most Interesting Weed in the World.

The Beauty of Raindrops

It rained today….

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Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams. You are the center of your universe, and you can make anything happen. -Ashley Smith

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© 2014 Angelia's Photography

And the beautiful raindrops gave me something outstanding to photograph.

A Beautiful Spring – Weekly Photo Challenge

As you can see from my earlier post, we are happily rocking the spring here in North Central Texas (Dallas/Fort Worth area). And although we have had a few unusually cold nights, all in all, we are having a fabulous spring. Much cooler and longer than any previous years. I guess the season is taking its time to move on (just like stubborn winter!).

But you know? I love this time of year. Not quite as much as I love Fall, but almost.

One of the first blooms to make their appearance in the spring are the wild clover. They pop up in the yard just before the first mow of the new season. I blogged about them in Spring of 2011 (also a weekly photo challenge) right in this post here. See? I told you I loved them and so does my sweet pup.

Unfortunately, we have mowed them down and weeded them out (in the stark tradition of having a unified green fairway lawn). I don’t know why I can’t talk my husband into having a wildflower yard. Wouldn’t that be spectacular? A nature photographer’s dream? I can see birds and butterflies flitting about. Lots of variety and color. He wouldn’t even have to mow…

Hmmmm, maybe next year…

In the meantime, frozen in time before their untimely trim. My gorgeous yard clover captured with my most favorite Nikon.

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© 2014 Angelia's Photography

Aren’t they beautiful? I love how they kick off spring with such pop and flair.

This post is part of the Weekly Photo Challenge by the good people at The Daily Post on WordPress. I love their weekly challenges and inspiration. Please stop by and see other entries. Maybe, just maybe, you will be inspired to enter your own. I would love to see if you do, leave me a comment so I can stop by.

Happy Spring!

Colors of the Garden

Colors are the smiles of nature. ~Leigh Hunt

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Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment. ~Claude Monet

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Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into. ~Henry Beecher, Life Thoughts, 1858

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Flowers seem intended for the solace of ordinary humanity. ~John Ruskin

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I hope some day to meet God, because I want to thank Him for the flowers. ~Robert Brault

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Flowers whisper “Beauty!” to the world, even as they fade, wilt, fall. ~Dr. SunWolf

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**Images from the garden of Sue Kelcey – my second Mom and my inspiration. I hope this inspires you just as much. Love and blessings.