Silhouette

In response to today’s blog post prompt, I chose this silhouette of a saguaro cactus. When these grow in the desert, they are almost always in close proximity to a Palo Verde or Mesquite tree, as in this image.

Everyone needs a buddy, including the might Saguaro. Have a blessed and beautiful weekend!

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Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

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Independence Day – 2012

Happy Independence Day to all of you beautiful people!

Independence Day, the commemoration of America’s independence of the British Crown on July 4, 1776, has somehow gravitated to wishing others a Happy 4th of July. What’s up with that?  I don’t understand.  That’s like saying Happy 31st of May instead of Happy Memorial Day.  Our forefathers fought hard and a lot of lives were lost so that we could be a free country.  FREE = INDEPENDENCE.  So I say to you … Happy Independence Day and may God continue to bless us all.

One of my fellow bloggers wrote a great post for today and I’d like to share it with you:  WE THE PEOPLE.

The photos are of today … first one of our flag and subsequent ones as the summer storm hit and flooded our back yard.  Yee Haw!  Lots of lightning, thunder and rain … glorious rain!  I was so excited to see our parched desert get a gigantic drink of water.  Namaste’

Let the Magic Commence

Tonight I waited for a while to see what would show up even though I had already taken my shot for today.  I’m glad that I waited.  My favorite time of day is when the sun starts to sink in the sky, creating a magical dreamscape with the clouds.  The sun sets; the moon rises.  And the palm tree got a haircut!  Well, that’s not so romantic but I know she doesn’t feel so shaggy and I imagine she can feel more of the breeze now.

Goodnight, all you beautiful people.  Namaste’

 

Woody’s Hotel From a Different Perspective

Hi Everyone!

Hope you all are having a great day and if it’s evening where you are, have a pleasant evening.  I just felt like saying that.  Besides Word Press, some of my readers come from Facebook and Twitter and I just want to say that I’m grateful for all of you.

Just had to have some fun shooting Woody’s Hotel again in the morning light.  There are quite a few woodpeckers who have made this sentinel of the desert their home and not one of them is paying any rent.  Squatters!  Oh, well, that mighty saguaro was here long before me and Darryl so I guess we’ll let her have her say in the matter.  It’s her body, after all.  And in my opinion, she’s very generous.  Nature is like that.  If we but look for an instant we can see and feel her generosity and she gives FREE LESSONS to us just by observing her.  Namaste’

 

Supermoon Through the Saguaro

Today’s photo was actually taken last night as the supermoon passed right through the arms of the giant saguaro in our back  yard.  The light from a ground flood light provided just the right amount. I felt the energy of the moon.  I envisioned a new world for all of us. I envisioned what I would like my own life to look like from now on.

There’s an elf owl that hangs out with us in the evenings and he (or she) was sure chatty last night.  I love to hear her “talk” to us.   Her sounds make me smile.  Namaste’

Saguaro Supermoon

Some Days There are Shadows

I woke up this morning feeling like a truck hit me.  I realized that I could hardly swallow even before my feet hit the floor.  While letting the dogs out, I noticed the shadow of our giant backyard saguaro and got my camera.  This is about as creative as it gets today.

As it turns out, after a visit to the clinic, I have pharyngitis, but I’m really grateful it’s not Strep.  With some bed rest, plenty of liquids, ibuprofen and some honey, I should be just fine and ready for tomorrow. I just don’t like being sick; it truly annoys me.  I don’t have time for this. Namaste’

Shadow of the Sentinel

 

Dazzle ‘Em with Your Footwork, Daisy

If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went ~ Will Rogers

I just couldn’t resist taking this shot of Daisy trying to convince a lizard to come down out of the tree.  She does her little dance around the tree base and then finally stands up with her two front paws on the tree trunk.  Then she sits down (like when she wants a treat), thinking that if she sits pretty, the lizard might magically run down the tree and into her mouth.  NOT!  But every day she keeps on dancing. I have to give her credit for her tenacity, and her animated personality is so entertaining for us humans.  Good luck, Daisy.  Click the photo to enlarge. Namaste’