Tag Archives: nature

Sudden Spring

photography by Maike's Marvels

We’ve had some amazingly warm weather here this week. The trees are “sprouting” buds, the sunshine gave everyone good cheer, and it was impossible to stay in. I spotted some bees on these flowers. I don’t know what these are called, but I like them. The tulips are biding their time, but the hyacinth started […]

Leafy “Impressionism”

A few leaves have left their impressions in concrete around town.   It may be a result of a path that previously looked like this: Nature’s art is so fascinating. Some trees look very fiery these days. And others are bare already. Wishing you inspiration and joy along your path today. PS: Impressionism is properly […]

Friday Fun: Rainbows and Monarchs

The other day I want to see the fall colors of the Botanical Garden and was surprised with a lovely rainbow. The pot of gold might be buried somewhere in the pond, but it was too chilly to check. Although I went for the leaves, a lot of flowers were still in bloom. This Autumn […]

Friday Fun-gold, green and red

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. ~Elizabeth Lawrence  The leaves are beginning to drop in bunches and the colorings are gorgeous. We’ve lucked out with some Indian Summer weather too and cloudless skies. I snapped some pictures at my local nature preserve. Autumn is a second spring when every leaf […]

Butterfly visit

If you’ve perused my creations and seen my photographs, you know I have an affinity for butterflies. During my Custer Street Fair visit I was given a free pass to the Nature Museum for helping out with a survey. Coming up on its expiration day, I finally made the short trip on Monday. I love the […]

lakeshore joys

I’ve been working on some cards for the Etsy store, and mustering up courage for a launch within the month. On Sunday I strolled to the Lakeshore Art Fair, which is always a treat. It was a lovely beach day with some beautiful gems along the way. I just don’t tire of my neighborhood, nor […]

discovering the inner “truant”

“If you wish to live forever, start wishing to live more in the now than for it.” ~ Paul Pearsall, Wishing Well I’ve been ditching plans, idling, roaming, and pondering. Summer has me in its grip, and my motivation extends to sunning in the park and roaming the neighborhood, rather than starting on my business […]