“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.”
― Sophia Loren
This week’s photo challenge had us looking for something new along with themes such as little, lines, morning, soft and nature. Again the themes this past week overlapped and I decided to go with an overarching theme…that of something new. Every day is new for me, and when I pick up my camera I never know what is going to appear unusual, beautiful, intriguing and a must capture.
All but one picture was taken in my garden depicting nature. And while taking pictures of my garden is nothing new, all of these pictures were taken at the start of a new day in the soft morning light. The first picture is of Obedient plant glowing as the first soft golden rays of the morning sun shines down on the garden.
Joe Pye weed glowing….
…along with perennial Helianthus a much smaller (little) native sunflower.
And the lines of zebra grass make a great backdrop for Queen Anne’s lace.
This fading Echinacea flower is almost transparent in the morning light.
Last week I showed you this Great Burnet in black and white. And while I loved its texture in monochrome, I do adore its wine color too.
My native Tradescantia, still growing in late summer, becomes a golden purple casting a wonderful shadow in the morning light.
This picture of the same Obedient plant, at one at the top of the post, was also taken in morning but the clouds rolled in. That did not deter this little hummingbird. Can you see her just approaching from the right….just peeking her head in.
And finally my favorite little vase together with my special little Zuni bear fetish are also greeting the morning sun.
I leave you with another shot of creativity in nature…. a white admiral butterfly, which is a new critter in the garden this year. Feel free to download the photo and share.
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