Fleeting Glimpse ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Ephemeral

P1040048River otter feeding after sundown.

~ Beach Haven, Orcas Island, WA – USA ~

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Amis Durable ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Fresh

Such hale fellows these perennial friends, as they shed dormancy with tender tips, bright leaves, and bold buds.

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Wake Robin ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Fresh

In the first hour of spring 2015, I made a photo-shoot tour of my gardens and found new life emerging. So much fresh growth greeted me — like old friends I am happy to see again.

first hour of spring 2015 ~ Vancouver, WA trillium

trillium

 fragile tri-lily
wild woodland flower
sacred soother of women

~ Thank you to Sharon Brown for her discussion about trillium lore at: http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/973/

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Spring Roses ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Fresh

tender red-green leaves emerge
trembling in springbreeze

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first hour of spring 2015 ~ Vancouver, WA

branches reach stretch taut
issuing thorny barbs

first hour of spring 2015 ~ Vancouver, WA

first hour of spring 2015 ~ Vancouver, WA

suckled by warm sun
buds anticipate pure joy

first spring morning 2015 after rain ~ Vancouver, WA

first spring morning 2015 after rain ~ Vancouver, WA

 

 

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Cedar Fence ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Walls

“…consider the walls you’ve erected and decorated…the exteriors you’ve…neglected. What do these walls reveal about…you?”

There is much I love about the still-life on this wall, especially when the shrubs around it add their softness and light.

P1040245 - Version 2In the forefront is a living pond with three koi. I spotted one emerging from hibernation yesterday and again today. A good sign. As with all gardens, this is a work in progress.

Perhaps I will feature photos of this wall again as the seasons turn.

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