Peony – May 29th

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Some beautiful peonies for today.

Have a blessed day!
Heather

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Peonies and Blackberry Pie – May 22nd

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Another shot of the peonies in my favorite place. I wish I was sitting there right now. But alas I have allergies and the grass pollen is so bad right now they get all worked up when I walk for my house to the car. Stupid allergies! But being stuck in the house for massive amounts of time means I have to do things to combat cabin fever. Last night was to bake a blackberry pie. I will put of pictures and the recipe later. Can’t wait to go home and enjoy it with some whipped cream. Yum! My other activities have been watching old movies, practicing watercolor brush strokes and searching for a new job. The last two are so much harder than they sound.

Have a blessed day!
Heather

Peony Garden – May 21st

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Besides Lilies, Peonies are one of my favorite flowers. I think it’s the big blossoms and the fact that they have a fragrance. Which is the same reason that I love Lilies. So beautiful! We have this local garden that is kind of a hidden secret place that is just filled with all kinds of flowers and for whatever reason not to many people visit it. But it is glorious, I love to just go and sit under the gazebo and sketch or paint or read. But I also love this place for photography, most because you don’t have to worry about someone walking into your shot. I hope all of you have a place like this too!

Have a blessed day!
Heather

Beautiful Butterflies, Series 8

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Today’s butterfly is the Hackberry Emperor. A lovely brush-footed butterfly with a brownish and white pattern on the open side of its wings and a lighter tan and white pattern with light blue spots on the closed side of its wings.

I have been having to google all of these butterflies to learn their names and facts about them and it is just so fascinating. I have never really gotten down to the names of butterflies before, I just thought they were pretty and colorful, but it has been a real joy to learn the names and read about the life cycles and caterpillars. Fun fact about these guys is that they tend to eat rotting fruit and tree sap, so my photos of this one on a flower is not the norm for them.

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Have a blessed day!
Heather

Busy Bee – May 29th

Good Morning from lovely Southwest Missouri! We have reached that time of the year where the days are sunny and blue with fluffy white clouds. But there is always a chance for thunderstorms. I can’t complain too much, I love this time of year.

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I feel like I could do a series on bees and butterflies. Bees today, especially since this one decided to pose so nicely.

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Have a blessed day!
Heather