"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." Dr. Seuss
My thought for today – we are fueled by the things we care about and we benefit from things that others care about.
Nature nurtures us all and we will all be better if we care about and for her a whole awful lot.
Photo 1: Better is Beautiful
Photo 2: Daisy Profusion
“We each have a platform, access to tools, a change we’d like to make in the world around us. We each have a chance to connect, to see, to lead.” Seth Godin
This message inspired me this week to keep doing work that matters. When enough people care, beautiful things can happen in the world.
Flowers remind me of this hope.
Photographing daisies bring to mind carefree, happy days in the sunshine so I combined two of my favorites to produce one that expressed this hope visually.
May hope bloom where you are too!
Photo 1: Hope Blooms
Photo 2: A fresh start
Photo 3: Bloom where you are
We had planned a family day out to Muir Woods, a redwood forest near San Francisco, on Memorial Day but little did we know how popular it was going to be! After assessing the parking situation we moved on to the city and decided to picnic in Golden Gate Park.
We found a lovely little section of the park called the Shakespeare Garden which although not big had some lovely floral surprises. The California Spring Blossom and Wildflower Association originally established it as the Garden of Shakespeare’s Flowers and it has a history dating back to 1928.
Photo 1: The Shakespeare Garden
Photo 2: Foxy Pink Foxgloves
Photo 3: Delicate Dancing Daisies
Photo 4: White Foxgloves
Usually I am focused on getting as close as possible to my subject. Occasionally though, even for a close-up photographer, when one is outside there are scenes that just have to be captured. I was looking back at some of photos taken in the UK and found these.
Photo 1: Woodland Bluebells in Heron’s Ghyll
Photo 2: Woodland Windflowers in Uckfield
Photo 3: Windflowers in the woods in Uckfield
Photo 4: Poppies on the South Downs
Photo 5: Poppies in the Rain on Ditchling Beacon
Photo 6: Buttercups in a Maresfield Meadow
Photo 7: Reflections in a pond in Richmond Park
Photo 8: Oxeye Daisies in Uckfield
There are a few daisy bushes growing side by side on the walk to school. Since it was a lovely sunny morning with little wind I went out to have a closer look. This is what I found.
Photo 1: Daisies in the morning light
Photo 2: Daisy dreaming
Photo 3: Yellow Daisy Cluster
Photo 4: Daisy bud and blooms
Photo 5: One Yellow Daisy
Photo 6: Two Yellow Daisies
Photo 7: Crinkly Yellow Daisy
Photo 8: Yellow Daisies
isn’t this a beautiful day?
up with the morning dew
and now it’s time
to rise and shine
as I wish a good day
Lyrics by Logon Lynn. Photographs by me.
Photo 1: Daisies
Photo 2: Daisy deux
Photo 3: Daisies in the sun
Photo 4: Spring Daisies
Photo 5: Daisies emerging
Going through some of my older images in an attempt to clear some disc space and ended up adding filters to them instead. So much for space-saving!
Photo 1: African Spring
Photo 2: King Protea
Photo 3: Namaqualand Daisies
Photo 4: Vygies
Photo 5: Clivia