6.21.2017

Summer Begins


I headed to the mountains for
Summer Solstice 


enjoyed 
patches of tiny twinflowers


frothed-up plant sap
made by the froghopper bug
quit magical looking up close


the clouds
appeared and disappeared 
throughout the day
moody or bright


larkspur often look as though they are dancing
to me


these flowers, dogbane,
seem to be celebrating life


spring did not offer many mushroom sightings
yet
there were a family of these
on an old dead log
love how they came up through bug holes


heading home....


one poppy bud this year
it bloomed on Summer Solstice!
Exquisite!

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Lovely Summer to you All!
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31 comments:

  1. As always, the photos are magnificent and summer in your part of the world is clearly a work of art. But I have to say the most fascinating was the frothy sap. I've never seen anything like that before and it's so striking! That poppy bud, too -- wow! I love how you see things!

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    1. Yes, a work of art.
      There is a lot of that frothy plant sap happening.
      I agree, such wonderful timing with the poppy.

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  2. What a wonderful Summer Solstice selection of beautiful things. I especially love the dancing larkspur in its perfect blue dress and those teeny tiny mushrooms coming through a bug hole. The poppy blooming on Summer Solstice was a perfect touch!

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    1. The larkspur are wonderful, so expressive.
      The tiny mushrooms a delight to find.

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  3. This morning at 6.24 h started the summer in Spain and countries of the same time.
    I wish everyone a good summer !

    Tomás.

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  4. Happy Solstice to you Tammie Lee! :) Beautiful photos, I'm glad you enjoyed your day. The poppy is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Rain.
      So glad you enjoyed the photos.

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  5. Great photos! Love the tiny Twinflowers.

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    1. Thank you Furry. I love the twinflowers too.

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  6. My it's pretty up your way now! I love your pictures! The first on especially is just splendid!

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    1. Yes, So pretty here now! Wahoo.

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  7. i always wondered what made that spittle looking stuff. love your second to last image. they are all gorgeous though.

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    1. Yes that spittle stuff does get out attention when we touch it walking. Thank you.

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  8. Hello,Tammie,
    How wonderful to see that new season is arriving to your place. I think those flowers make your wood more colorful with joy.
    The tiny mushroom is pretty and such a gorgeous poppy!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Hello Tomoko,
      Yes, a new season indeed. We do love our flowers and there have not been many mushrooms, so these were a joy to discover.

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  9. Tammie Lee, thank you for all your comments tonight, I loved them all. And thank you for following us, I appreciate that. Following you too. : )

    These purple flowers are just lovely, and the frothed-up plant does look magical.

    ~Sheri

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    1. Thank you for enjoying Sheri.

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  10. Beautiful photos so peaceful!

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  11. Superb shots!
    Happy day Crissi

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  12. Happy Summer to you, too! You sure captured a colorful set of photo on your visit to the mountains. Love those mushrooms!

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    1. Thank you Sandy.
      So glad you enjoyed.

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  13. So much beauty. Many summer blessings to you.

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    1. yes, summer is So much beauty. ;-)

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  14. Beautiful photos ♥ Summer Solstice was spent setting in the shade drinking herbal tea and listening to the birds sing. ♥

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    1. Thank you Carol.
      Yours Solstice sounds wonderful!

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  15. Wonderful detail....love the poppy and tiny fungi.
    Nature is so creative!

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Tammie