Dying rose still glorious

Unexpected Beauty of a Dying Rose

Spring is still in the air with crazy weather in the form of hot temps one day and cold rain two days later. With big changes, spring flowers are abundant. I just love smelling the fragrant air as I walk through my neighborhood, especially with the star jasmines and roses blooming! For Musin' with Susan's …

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Raindrops sit delicately atop a spring rose bud

Atop: Raindrops on Roses

Atop , this week's photo challenge theme, can mean so many things and provide hundreds of different perspectives. I decided to go macro and explore raindrops atop roses. The featured image of this American Beauty rosebud is also submitted for the Macro Moments Challenge: Week 34 "Spring Has Sprung," hosted by Musin' with Susan. Just for …

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Monthly Photo Challenge: April Maple

Now that Spring is here (at least in warm, arid, dry California), gardens and yards are full of colors and... ALLERGIES! AAAAAAACHHHOOOOOO! We get a strong North wind this time of year that stirs up tree pollen and other sneezy stuff. I have been following the Monthly Photo Challenge, the Changing Seasons. See below for …

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