1. Macro Mushrooms on Flickr.

    This is at Robinwood Lake on a warm June evening.

  2. Mimosa Flower on Flickr.

  3. Exotic Mimosa Tree on Flickr.

    Having been introduced from Asia in the mid-1700s, the Mimosa tree also called silk tree (Albizia julibrissin), is beautiful and exotic. It has now made itself at home throughout North Carolina and the entire southeast and like all invasive non native trees it’s thriving at the expense of native trees. They are so dramatic and beautiful like this specimen at Robinwood Lake that it’s hard not to love them. ^_^

  4. Summer Evening on Flickr.

    Summer evening at Robinwood Lake, Gastonia NC. It’s hot and humid with occasional short lived showers. Thunder rumbles in the distance but it’s calm without wind so it’s perfect.

  5. Blue Flower on Flickr.

    A blue flower is a central symbol of inspiration. It stands for desire, love, and the metaphysical striving for the infinite and unreachable. It symbolizes hope and the beauty of things. ^_^

  8. Southern Magnolia on Flickr.

    Magnolia grandiflora, commonly known as the southern magnolia or bull bay, is a tree of the family Magnoliaceae native to the southeastern United States, from Virginia south to central Florida, and west to eastern Texas and Oklahoma. Reaching 27.5 m (90 ft) in height, it is a large striking evergreen tree with large dark green leaves up to 20 cm (8 in) long and 12 cm (4.5 in) wide and large white fragrant flowers up to 30 cm (12 in) in diameter. Widely cultivated around the world, over a hundred cultivars have been bred and marketed commercially. The timber is hard and heavy, and has been used commercially to make furniture, pallets, and veneer.
    I love my Magnolia tree I took this shot in evening light after a shower.

  9. Caleb on Flickr.

  10. Macro Monday on Flickr.

  11. Sunday Flower on Flickr.

    A pretty orchid backlit with the morning light. Have a peaceful Sunday. ^_^

  12. Good Morning Orchid on Flickr.

    My orchid at dawn to brighten your Saturday. Have a great weekend. ^_^

  13. On The Boardwalk on Flickr.

    San Francisco

  14. 2’s company 3’s a crowd on Flickr.

    This is a follow up on my last post “Ladies Day” for the few who like to read the rest of the story. Here we see the other member of the group, the one dressed appropriately for the weather. Notice her negative body language with the crossed arms. She was quiet and introverted unlike her friends who were loud and wide open. Later on the bus she mostly looked out the window while her friends giggled and talked constantly. She would occasional say something and it was totally ignored by the other two. This reminded me of elementary through college years and the complicated and frequently hurtful things girls do to each other. Then later with my daughter in middle school and beyond and always it was a group of 3 that was the worst. One person left on the outside and made to feel left out. Girls not always sugar and spice and all things nice. I don’t remember my boys ever having issues like this they just soldiered on, disagreements when they occurred I never knew about them. If you took the time to read all this I know you know what I’m talking about. ^_^