Complimentary Sunsets

I just had to post tonight’s sunset … compliments of mother nature.  Click any photo to enlarge. Namaste’

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Meet WS

OK, by now you all know who WS is, right?  Wonderful Spouse of mine, of course.  Here he is in all the get-up he uses to trim this one particular tree.  It does look really nice but it’s so stinkin’ hot outside, I wish he would wait until it cools off.  But nooooooooo.  Is it me or are men just plain stubborn when it comes to this stuff?  Click photos to enlarge.

Hope you’re having a glorious Friday.  We’re all set up to watch the opening ceremonies of the Olympics tonight.  It might be hard to top the ones that took place in Beijing four years ago but I’m looking forward to seeing whatever it is.  I’ve heard that there’s going to be a WOW moment in the first 15 minutes tonight.  Starts at 4:30 p.m. Pacific time.  Namaste’

So Many Arms!

This is one of those images I’ve been meaning to capture because I drive by this cactus all the time.  It’s just hard to pull over and get out without getting run over 🙂  But the opportunity finally came about today and so here she (or he) is … the crazy cactus whose arms don’t know which way to grow … or go … just a case of semantics I guesss.  Somehow this reminds me of how my hair looks in the morning – LOL!  Namaste’

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’

 

Fading of the Blooms

Well, it’s that time of year again when the mighty saguaro cactus starts to lose it’s crested blooms.  One fell off today that was still pretty much intact, so my husband picked it up and saved it for me to photograph.  It never ceases to amaze me how our scruffy, prickly cacti in southern Arizona can produce such beautiful blooms.  These grow at the very top of each arm of the saguaro. Mother Nature provides us with such gifts.  Enjoy! 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