Doodads — bike rides and kousa update

I decided to turn this manipulated collage image I did into a banner for Doodads.   Click on the images’ highlighted link in the captions to take you to a larger image.    

Doodads — sunflowers and others

A poem from childhood that the asters reminded me of: A road like brown ribbonA sky that is blue,A forest of green with the sky peeping through.Asters deep purple,A grasshopper’s call,Today it is summer;Tomorrow is fall.—Anonymous

Doodads August 2021 — yard plus

It’s been a hot hot August and most of what has been done outside is watering the plants to keep them alive.  We had some major rain earlier this week that also involved a 12.5 hour power outage, but I feel fortunate compared to many others in MI who have had outages that are still…

dVerse — Haibun Monday — August 2021

As August begins, chipmunks are busy a-gathering, their cheeks bulging with seeds. They still make time for chase across the driveway, under the shrubs and back again. Butterflies swarm swarms of blossoms, welcoming affections of others of the same patterns in brief amorous encounters. Monarch caterpillars wander in solitude, grazing fuzzy milkweed leaves in lackadaisical…

Doodads yard in July flora and fauna

These have all been taken within the last week or so.  The lilies are flourishing!  The butterfly weed is on the wane now but a few days ago, these lovely orange butterflies were swarming it.  I’ve also had the hummingbird moth here on a regular basis but it goes for the zinnias more than anything. …

dVerse — Quadrille 132 — Anystream

Willow-draped trickleswear wet green strands, fluttering naiad’s locks tickling shaded pale fish bellies. Ordinary magical stream meanders; along its obscurest banks gnomes and bullfrogs picnic and play checkers; where butterflies and birdstraverse undergrowth tosip in mid-July’s droughtand thirsty violets tiptoe.   I went looking for a nice image to fit the poem but decided to…