By The Water

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I think what makes water lilies so beautiful, beside their sunburst shape, is the fact that they are surrounded, most of the time, by a frame of vibrant green lily pads. This singular beauty was blooming along the banks of the Charles River in a side canal about even with Clarendon Street. 30 yards away a stream of cars was rushing by, yet somehow the power of this single glorious blossom shutdown the din of the city and spread a meditative calm over all who came near it.

Sensuous Peonies

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I rest my case.

The Butterfly on Boylston Street

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I’m really happy with this photograph; not for the subject matter, although it certainly is nice. No, I’m happy with it because of where I took it. It was on the second block of Boylston Street in Boston in an area of high end shops and a ton of foot traffic. This little butterfly was sipping nectar from a flower less than a yard off the busy sidewalk. It just goes to show you that if you stand still long enough and pay very close attention to your immediate surrounds, mother nature will occasionally reward you with a lovely gift.

By the way while we’re on the subject of mother nature and her gifts, there are now turkeys grazing on Boston Common. How they got there we’ll never know. But what fun it was to see them.

Flower Dance

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Hundreds of tiny petals, shimmering in the sun, don’t really need color. Their frenzied celebration sing a wonderful story.

Thistle…Spikey and Purple

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Spikey and Purple

Beauty And The Bug

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On a one day swing up and back to Maine yesterday, I took along my trusty Ricoh GR. The above is just one of a number of “keepers” I got on that trip. The little camera is a powerhouse for close up work having no anti-aliasing filter. Everytime I use it I like it more and more.

A Sunday Flower For You

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Simple beauty clinging to a fence. Happy Sunday. I hope the weather is fine where you are.

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