Poetry Tuesday: Water Lillies

John Clare, England, 1793-1864

The water-lilies on the meadow stream
Again spread out their leaves of glossy green;
And some, yet young, of a rich copper gleam,
Scarce open, in the sunny stream are seen,
Throwing a richness upon Leisure’s eye,
That thither wanders in a vacant joy;
While on the sloping banks, luxuriantly,
Tending of horse and cow, the chubby boy,
In self-delighted whims, will often throw
Pebbles, to hit and splash their sunny leaves;
Yet quickly dry again, they shine and glow
Like some rich vision that his eye deceives;
Spreading above the water, day by day,
In dangerous deeps, yet out of danger’s way.

;o)

Travel Theme: Orange

Orange is the new orange, according to our fearless leader Ailsa. By far my fave color.

Hi, Lily!

Hi, Lily!

The windup, and the pitch. . .

The windup, and the pitch. . .

 

fingerpainted fish

fingerpainted fish

After Midnight, LACMA

After Midnight, LACMA

double vision

double vision

Portland bloodshot

Portland bloodshot

 

So, two shots in the state of Oregon. . . weird.

 

;o)

Travel Theme: Yellow

This week on the Ailsa Travel Blogging Network, our fearless leader gets startled by that bright yellow ball in the sky, which is about as rare as a blue moon in Seattle. . . I mean the sun, not her being startled.

So, on to the most misunderstood of the primary colors. . .

don't look down

Not as yellow a sky as the original, I think

Not as yellow a sky as the original, I think

IMG_3921!!!

Kahili ginger

Kahili ginger

tiger like

Vixen is on fire!

Vixen is on fire!

;o)

LA County Fair: Flowers

And we end it with flowers; not much else to say.

Yes, these are made of flowers. . .

Yes, these are made of flowers. . .

C'mon, paintings of flowers count too!

C’mon, paintings of flowers count too!

Sometimes the paintings look more real

Sometimes the paintings look more real

Yep, that's a painting too.

Yep, that’s a painting too.

Yay, an actual flower!

Yay, an actual flower!

The bird, the birds!

The bird, the birds!

Birds have invaded this blog!

Birds have invaded this blog!

;o)

Guess the Flower

Recently I was hiking along a mountain path when I came across a boulder, on which was carved, “Nothing is written in stone.”

Okay, got that out of da way. Now a question for the ernstwhile botanists in the bloggospehere: anyone know what this funky flower is?

IMG_0396

;o)