Photo of the day ! #SummerOf2017 series

Purple Coneflower /Hedgehog Coneflower /Echinacea purpurea is a North American flowering plant of the sunflower family. It’s a classic perennial that blooms throughout Spring to late summer and one of the most popular native wild flower.It has a large center cone ¬†(hence the name Hedgehog Coneflower ) surrounded by pink purple petals.It is highly attractive…

Picture of the day! #SummerOf2017 series

Have been wanting to post the pictures I capture each day on random stuff, that caught my attention to stop and click.Being a lover of nature, there will be a lot of ¬†nature pictures for sure and others that might have made me stop and smile awhile or reflect upon.This is a promise, to post…

Memorial Day Weekend Getaway

The much awaited long weekend was finally here, flags adorned every household in the neighborhood…… ……backyards were getting ready for the weekend celebrations…… ….the ache to go on a road trip was strong. The weather finally had started to look up, just on time for a weekend getaway, so off we went on a road…

Rain, Rain Go Away!

Dark rain clouds loomed low as I drove back home in the evening, the skies threatening to open up any minute……and then it happened ! Somewhere along the way , the skies opened up and there was a downpour, flash flood warning on the radio, traffic slowed down, bumper to bumper ride began, a slow…

Springtime Gifts

Even if it is for just half hour in a day, take yourself outside for a nature walk….the earth has so much to offer this Spring. So many different colors of Tulips lined the sidewalk….. One of my favorite things to do , in beginning of Spring is to see how many different colors ¬†of…

The Earth Laughs In Flowers

“The earth laughs in flowers” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson. Having waited for Spring ¬†for so long , glad to see, it is here now.The rains had washed the earth of it’s winter slumber and suddenly the earth smiles once again. If you like me enjoy flowers, walk along ,to see the treasures I find each…

Sunset In Spring

All day the sun played hide and seek in between rain showers, then just before she set on the West she flashed her most beautiful smile across the lake….to treasure ! The joy of the moment , I will carry it to sleep tonight !

The Festival Of Colors -Holi

Holi is a Hindu festival celebrated in Spring, in India and Nepal. It is¬†also known as the “festival of colors” or the “festival of love”.¬†The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end of winter, and for many, a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive,…

Birds and the bees. What about the chipmunks ??

It’s that time of the year again, when all the bird feeders are full, flowers blooming everywhere, the landscape is painted in green. Joyful is the season, when birds return home…. So “Help me God!”…….. Do you spot me ? Yes, I am devising a plan, to decode the bird feeder access ……. ……how on…

A Late Winter Evening

Through the barren branches, I could see the moon clearly…. Somehow it seemed full of HOPE when viewed through blossoming trees. Ah! the joys of Spring arriving, even the moon seems more cheerful !

Signs of Spring

The days are slowly getting longer, perhaps the tree tops can see it better than me walking under them, that Spring is in the vicinity. The tree are beginning to show tiny buds, against the bright blue sky. The joy is palpable, as I take in all the fresh air, the birds are coming home,…