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Sunshine and Smiles

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.

– Joseph Addison


FOTD: Flowerfence

I had no idea what this odd-looking flower was. It was in one of the Chicago Botanic Garden’s greenhouses and it wasn’t labeled that I could see. 70 more words


Seven Day B&W Challenge Day 6

Seven days, seven black and white photos of my life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone every day. Day 6. I challenge Charles Waugh.


Wednesday of Hope - Wendell Berry's Wisdom

When despair for the world grows in me,
And I wake in the night in fear . . .
I go and lie down where the wood drake… 63 more words


CB&WPC: Lines and Angles

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is Lines and Angles.

My Flower of the Day was a Showy Stonecrop. Here is a whole line of them bordering steps to someone’s house: 27 more words


FOTD: 'Blue Butterfly' Larkspur

Another beauty in August at Chicago Botanic Gardens: Nicknamed “Blue Butterfly,” this gorgeous flower is the Siberian Larkspur. Its scientific name is delphinium grandiflorum. 6 more words


FOTD: Bloodflower

The scientific name for the Silky Scarlet Bloodflower is Asclepias curassavica. It is in the milkweed family, which is the family of plants on which monarch butterflies lay their eggs. 20 more words