Tuesday, May 23, 2017

allium

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"Among individuals, as among nations, respect for the rights of others is peace." -- Benito Juárez



Allium.



And friend.  At least -- I hope it's a friend.....   Closer crop of the above.


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Monday, May 22, 2017

violets

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“Surviving is important. Thriving is elegant.” -Maya Angelou



Violets.


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Sunday, May 21, 2017

hosta

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"We must not lose our faculty to dare, particularly in dark days." ~ Winston Churchill



Hosta.


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Saturday, May 20, 2017

tulips

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" 'Tis the time's plague when madmen lead the blind." -- William Shakespeare



tulips


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Friday, May 19, 2017

strawberries in the 'hood

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"Life is like a bicycle, we must move forward so as not to lose our balance." -- Albert Einstein



Strawberry plants in the neighborhood.


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Thursday, May 18, 2017

early morning light

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"Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root.' " -- Angela Davis



Early morning light reflected off a red care, through metal miniblinds, on the wall inside the house.



Same light, no car, coming in through leaves onto the oak floor.


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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mothers' Day!

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 Happy Mothers' Day, Mom!

 




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Saturday, May 13, 2017

May 7

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"We must not lose our faculty to dare, particularly in dark days" ~ Winston Churchill



Early morning sunlight reflecting off red car onto the wall (through metal mini-blinds).



Same sun, same sort of blinds, add leaf shadows to the mix.  On oak floor.  Wish I'd gotten video; the leaves were moving with the breeze.



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Friday, May 12, 2017

May 6

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"To change everything, we need everyone." -- spotted in NYC ABC Carpet & Home



The last of the bulbs I planted last year.  Species tulip in the front yard (where I am working on replacing grass with vinca).




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Thursday, May 11, 2017

May 3

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"The road is long. We are all weary. We must take care of ourselves if we are to take care of each other." -- @gather_here on Instagram.



Appreciating the sky over West Park.


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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

May 2

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"Strong people don't put others down.  They lift them up."  -- Michael P. Watson



On May 2 I visited my buddy K.  She has a beautiful yard.  Viburnum.




I love viburnum.....



Crab apple.



Plum.




Crow, with black gloves.



It looked like it might clear up.  But it didn't.



Back in Ann Arbor.  Walking.  Green tree remnant, with fungus.  And maple flowers.



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Tuesday, May 09, 2017

May 1

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"If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about the answers." -- Thomas Pynchon



This was taken on April 23.



This was taken on May 1.  Eight days later.  From flowers, only, on the maple tree in the back yard, to leaves, only.  In just eight days.



Dogwood.



Quince petals.


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Monday, May 08, 2017

April 30

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"The first method for estimating the intelligence of a ruler is to look at the men he has around him."  --Niccolo Machiavelli



On April 30 I went to a surprise birthday party for a long-time friend.  It was a fun afternoon.  I met a lot of her friends and family that I have heard about over the years, and enjoyed chatting with them.

Shadows on the table.....



It was a rainy day.  When I got home, we walked.  The 30th was another "flowers EVERYWHERE" kind of day.

Crab apple.  The ones, like this one, with the dark buds opening to pink and white, are my favorites.






Lilac.




Another crab apple.




Dogwood.



Tulips in the 'hood.  Note the ones in the top left corner.....





Oooh.  Cherries.  I don't usually walk on this street, but I saw these trees from the bottom of the hill....







Fence around the trunk of a cherry tree, with tulips.



Dogwood.



Another dogwood.



Viburnum.



Lilac.




Fuzzy baby locust leaves.



Redbud.



The only thing I've shown in this post that's in my yard -- species tulip planted several years ago.


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