Tag Archives: nature photography

A Stroll in the Garden

It’s a sign of wisdom that seeds don’t squander their energy all at once, instead calmly waiting until the time is right.  ~ Midas Dekkers’ The Way of All Flesh’ in ‘Romance of Ruins’ “

 

Old Gardeners never die, they just go to seed. – Anonymous

 

Hollyhock

larkspur and lavender

lily

phlox

lily

hosta

lily

liatris

 

A Stroll in the Garden

Garden as though you will live forever. – William Kent

There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments. – Janet Kilburn Phillips.

 

Daisy

Lily

clematis

larkspur

phlox

yarrow

rose

hollyhock

Peace Rose

lily

A Stroll in the Garden

I like gardening — it’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself. — Alice Sebold

 

A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in. — Greek proverb

 

Delphinium

Lily

Lily

Lily

Peace Rose

rose

daisy

clematis

coral bell

A Stroll in the Garden

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul. — Alfred Austin

 

Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace. — May Sarton

 

Peace Rose

Rose

Cornflower

Delphinium

Rose

Rose

Lily

Clematis

Lily

Lily

 

Mima Mounds

Hubby and I had the opportunity to visit with our kids and grandkids for the Independence holiday.

We had a fantastic time!

Mima Mounds July 2018

One of my favorite things we did was to visit the Mima Mounds Natural Area Preserve.  I found it to be a wonderful place when one is in need of  serenity and a gentle hike.

The Mima Mounds are a mystery.  There are many theories, but its formation remains unknown.

Mima Mounds July 2018

Mima Mounds July 2018

Mima Mounds July 2018

Mima Mounds July 2018

There are prairie flowers, lichen, butterflies and birds to enjoy.  Spring would be a great time to see wildflowers in bloom, but anytime is lovely for a peaceful stroll.

Mima Mounds July 2018

Mima Mounds July 2018

Mima Mounds July 2018

Mima Mounds July 2018

For more information, click here and here.

Alaska Harbor Dinner Cruise

A harbor seal led our dinner cruise.  What fun to follow him (or was it a her) for the beginning of our 3-1/2 hour cruise around the harbor!

While in Alaska, our daughter and son-in-law treated us to a dinner cruise hosted by Marty and Marion, of the Galley Gourmet, from St. Paul Harbor in Kodiak, Alaska.

I highly recommend this cruise!  Marty is the former harbor master and Marion is a master gardener, chef, author and photographer.  They offer wonderful hospitality, not only in great-tasting food, but also in wildlife viewing, and entertaining (and knowledgeable stories) aboard their beautiful craft, the Sea Breeze.

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The photos were taken by myself, my Hubby, and my daughter.

Enjoy the show!

Denali Park

For those of you who are interested in my trip to Alaska, here is a slideshow of more photos, as promised.

You are looking at my visit to Denali Park.  I was blessed with a gorgeous day for the visit!

Hubby and I saw golden eagle, moose, ptarmigan, Dall sheep, bear, caribou, small critters, and fabulous scenery.  Nobody creates and designs like the great God above!

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Enjoy!

Click here for a slideshow of the glaciers viewed from the flight to Alaska.

Click here for a slideshow of the Alaska Railroad Denali Star train ride.