Why is it the daisies Seem so struck by the bugs? Is it in their color Or their look from above?
For me it’s the wonder In these flowers so white The attraction they have Though it often seems trite
I do love the daisies As they sway in the breeze With the free way they seem To do just as they please
Bonnie DiMichele 2017
Just a little whimsical thought as many men work on my new addition. It’s loud, dirty, and may be slow in progress. My beautiful backyard is an absolute mess but it will make my home so that we can live on one floor. This surely is a thought I never had as a younger person. I refuse to let those thoughts make me feel old…I’m simply being practical.
Last weekend we went on a hike in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. We left from a place named Gray Eagle Lodge. The pathway was often shady and you could hear running water most of the time, which somehow makes it seems a little cooler.
Pathway to the Wild Flowers
There were some flowers left and some that were fading away. The insects didn’t seem to mind that the flowers were going away. I wonder what is of interest when all the pollen seems to have been removed from the flower…..
End of the Flowers
This poor plant was almost completely gone. Good eating for the bugs, I suppose. I liked the shadows that were cast from what remained of the leaves.
There is a very small daisy that grows in the mountains and I have been trying to capture it, as my eye sees it, for ages now. I know this isn’t in perfect focus. Nothing about it is in focus, but I like the softness and true color of it.
Pretty in Purple
The hike was lovely and the surprise waterfalls were energetically running with cool mountain water. It’s this crazy little daisy that I cherish most. I might never take another picture of one. It’s simplicity is what draws me to it. I appreciate the simple things in life, whether it be a hike, a sunset, or a photo. The simple things are by far the most precious.
Even though it was hot over the July 4th holiday in the Sierra’s, we managed to hike and find some places of beauty. We came across an area of Leopard Lilies that were attracting Swallowtail Butterflies.
They knew that I was close to them but they were so interested in the flowers that they let me move in on them so I could take a closer shot. There were two of them for a bit but I think this photo is clearer than the other.
Swallowtail Butterfly Enjoying the Leopards
The conditions are pretty dry in the mountains but there have been several thunder storms and the wildflowers are everywhere. It’s delightful to see them when you are expecting to see only a few because of the drought.
Wild Flowers of the Sierra Nevada Mountains
If you read my blog, then you know that I just can’t let a good sunset go to waste. The last evening there, it was especially nice to view the sunset over The Old Mill Pond.
Sunset Over The Mill Pond
You really should take a road trip to Graeagle, California some time. It’s a magical place.