Colorful bamboo fills an area bordering the lion exhibit at the National Zoo in Washington, DC.
On display – June 2019.
Look what I found during a walk in the woods yesterday.
A totally overcast day had its upside…looking down.
And looking straight ahead as well.
Nature’s lines were everywhere.
Lines of notes & chords
was all it took…
for a budding 12 year old guitarist
to close her eyes…
and join her favorite band.
Who ever heard of puzzle piece stairs?
I never did…until I toured the Ticonderoga steamship at the Shelburne Museum in Vermont this past summer. The stairway between the upper and lower decks is covered with rubber tiles…each stair its own puzzle.
A remarkable sight.
Pumpkins are everywhere this month…so I am including a few in BeckyB’s October lines & squares challenge. It seems appropriate.
Of course I could also include pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies and so on and so forth. But instead, I decided on the natural route. The “pumpkin/pumpkin spice” flavor popping up on store shelves has very little to do with an actual pumpkin anyway…and is more about cinnamon, allspice, ginger and nutmeg. A delicious combination no matter what you call it.
As a retired dietitian, I must add…a pumpkin (technically a fruit, but masquerading as a vegetable) is quite nutritious – full of Vitamin A, fiber and other fun micronutrients.
Last but not least…
Let’s not forget: pumpkins are multi-purpose.
If not cooked into various yummy treats, there is always the carving-into-scary-faces route.
It is October after all.
During a summer visit to Vermont, a wooden cart holding a variety of flowering plants caught my eye.
Colors faded to a new look.
Weathered surfaces showing their age.
As we all do.