on wings of a dragon

a pair of dragonfly wings were all that remained.

found in our chicken coop

saint paul, minnesota

  • LaceLady says:

    gorgeous

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  • Dolores says:

    This is a fantastic photo!

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fleeting abundance

 

my husband laughs at me every time i come through the kitchen door lately. a simple run up to the local grocery for milk brought me home with milk in one hand and an armful of lilies in the other. then it was black-eyed-susans on the way home from eva’s soccer practice. and today i was buried in hydrangeas after a visit to my mom’s.  it’s high summer here in the upper midwest.  sun’s shining. time to make hay.

hydrangeas from my mom’s yard

saint paul, minnesota

  • Margie says:

    Beautiful

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  • Dolores says:

    The hydrangea in my Pennsylvania garden are in full bloom also. Your Mom’s are beautiful.

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when foraging becomes pillaging

the roadsides are loaded with these black-eyed susans. i sometimes assume that anything this prolific must be an import from somewhere else, but these sunny girls are native, and we love them.

roadside black-eyed-susans

saint paul, minnesota

  • Dolores says:

    Came across info on your blog from Martha’s Living Magazine. Black eyed Susan’s are one of my favorite summer flowers. They are mixed into all my gardens.

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tuna rolls

my daughter and i were cutting firewood yesterday and we came across this two-toned limb.  so i cut a few slices for STILL. while i hovered over my camera lining up my shot, my son walked by and casually said “yum, tuna rolls”.

slices of a tree limb

saint paul, minnesota

p.s. you can see the rest of our firewood handiwork on instagram here

  • Jenn says:

    Looks like Ailanthus – does the pith smell a bit like peanut butter?

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    • Interesting-I am not familiar with that tree. I just looked it up. It very well could be. I just took a sniff of the discs and couldn’t make out any distinguishing scents. I am intrigued though. I’ll see if I can find the source of my limb. Yay, I love learning new things :-) Thanks Jenn!

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  • margie says:

    i love the analogy. Perhaps you can dye with the dark centers.

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corona

a collection of lilies from the local highway median, where construction is scheduled to last until fall. yes, technically it was stealing, and the kids winced when i walked in the kitchen with bouquet of illicit flowers. but i saw them there, showy and bright and begging for an audience, among piles of gravel and sand, under the neglectful watch of a collection of excavators, backhoes, and bulldozers, and i couldn’t resist. i hope you don’t mind serving as their more deserving audience.

lilies in august

highway 96, saint paul, minnesota

 

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