Monday, July 8, 2013

A good day in America


Red


White


and Blue

I photographed what I think is the epitome of a perfect red rose last week at the Rose Gardens by Lake Harriet.  The lighting was perfect, the air was perfumed and the night was warm.  Sigh.  A good day in America. 

The water lily unfolded its perfect white petals as we skimmed the water in a canoe.  The warm breeze drifted by, ducks faintly quacked around us and dragonflies floated on the wind.  Another magical day in America.

A bounty of blackberries was foraged on a hot summer day.  The light filtered through the thick trees, peculiar mushrooms sprouted under foot and turkeys gobbled in the distance. 

 And then there is the all American blackberry shortcake to be savoured afterwards.  It is good to be alive. 

10 comments:

Barb said...

Indeed Sharon. I share your sentiments - now wish I had some of that shortcake!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

What a lovely post! The simple beautiful things of nature make life so wonderful. Thank you for sharing these.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

So beautiful. Those blackberries look like they're calling for some cobbler making ;-)

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

That is a beautiful rose! Lovely patriotic colors from nature.

Mary said...

Colorful beauty and deliciousness all in one wonderful patriotic post. :). I love this, Sharon. Thank you!

DJan said...

Magnificent pictures! And thank you for using "its" properly and not sticking in an incorrect apostrophe. Drives me crazy but now I am almost astounded when I see it is correct. :-)

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Beautiful and yummy!!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh these photos are beautiful!
love
tweedles

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a wonderful post for Independence Day and, of course, for every day of the year the sentiment is the same. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy D. said...

Beautiful flower shots!