Outdoor Beauty

I am often amazed when the sun tries so hard to peek through the clouds or the morning fog.  The pictures I capture often create quite beautiful scenes.  This picture is early morning on a  very foggy day.

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I see such beauty in spider webs.  When the rain or dew covers these delicate webs the beauty is enhanced. This photo was taken on a rainy morning.

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The garden is covered with squash, cucumber, and melon blooms.  The bumble bees love to venture to each bloom for nectar.

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I have no idea what the name of this insect happens to be. It seems to like garlic blooms.  I have never seen this creature in my yard before.  Perhaps one of my blogger friends can name this unique insect for me.

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I will leave you with the sunrise from my back yard that spread across the sky this very morning.  Each sunrise contains a beauty of its own. This sunrise had an unusual array of clouds and colors, which I have never viewed in any other sunrise before.  Do you suppose God did this just for my enjoyment?  I will pretend that He did.

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One Wet Day

It had been raining, but seemed to move out of our area after dropping 3 inches of rain. As it began to clear we saw a beautiful sunrise.   We decided to take a ride up North toward Paradise Road.  A beautiful road, with daisies and flowers growing in the road ditches.

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Well, we found the rain in the North and picture taking was out of the question; for quite some time.  In fact, seeing where we were going was quite a feat.

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But . . .  After the rain began to fall less and less, we saw the most colorful and beautiful rainbow we had seen in a long time.

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The clouds were so white and fluffy in the sky as we drove along.

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This is the stretch of road near our house.  On the left side of the highway, among the big trees in the center of this picture is Home Sweet Home.  What a glorious day to be out in nature. Despite the rain, it was a relaxing and enjoyable ride.

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Rain and Fog

In a 24 hour period we received 3 1/2 inches of rain yesterday.  Needless to say – I sank in the mud a few times as I ventured around the yard; capturing raindrops on flowers and objects.  The fog has been terrible for 2 days – which always happens when it rains in our area.  Mother Nature thinks it is Spring in this area, because every fruit tree is in bloom.

This bloom is from our peach tree.  Love the pink color that is covered in rain drops.

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The following is from our plum trees and we have many plum trees (too many).

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It is hard to see too far down the road with visibility so impaired due to fog.img_7794

The rain seemed to be coming down so fast and heavy – no one wanted to go outside.

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The following is a bloom from the pear tree that stands near the back of our 3 acre yard.

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The blackberry vines are putting on leaves.

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We have small streams at the front and back of our property and they were moving swiftly and making a lot of noise.

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I will leave you with one more pretty peach blossom and a photo of apple blossoms .I took the photo of the apple blossoms last Spring.

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