Many thanks to Heidi for hosting this week. A good theme.....just slightly too early to get the new season's daffodils and tulips, so had to have a look through my archive. Found more yellow things than expected!!
1) This little fellow is a Great Tit.
2) The ubiquitous New York yellow cabs. Looks like they're street-racing, but they'd just pulled away from traffic-lights.
Here I am, finally. Thank you for putting my shot of the orange berries as banner shot. I am having a great time looking at your photos, and trying to come up with something as I have only one picture of a clock. Then I decided to go to lateral thinking and show the effects of time.
These stairways used to lead to a lovely long sandy beach. But time and the rising of the sea have eroded the beach and they can no longer be used. The rocks were placed there to try and slow the erosion. From time to time, the park gets money to dredge up sand from the ocean floor and put it on the beach. And the rising sea takes it back.
Blocked off, this stairway was eventually removed.
Happily there are other parts of this beach that are still available for birds and crabs and photographers. Tom said I should show some "before" pictures, so here they are.
Staircases the year before. The erosion has already started, but at least they are usable.
Access to the water's edge without rocks. Again 2009.
Hello all from sunny and warm Florida. Hope you are all well. I am posting this early as we may be celebrating this evening and I wouldn't want to forget. Wonderful banner shot by Mitch, such an inviting scene.
I was thinking about how plants flourish down here in the warm and humidity, which led me to this week's theme, plants and the gifts they give us. There are flowers, fruits, vegetables, and habitats. Here are a few selections.
The trees and other plants provide a wonderful ecosystem here close to Lake Superior.
These honeysuckle berries grow in my backyard. The birds eat them and spread the seeds.
I am not sure what type of fruit this palm tree gives, but the squirrels love them.
Hello to everyone. I am late posting and surely the rest of you are in bed. But here I am, I like this theme and Anders' picture of the cows in pasture. As usual I will be around on FB to comment. For those of you on G+, apparently they are shutting down in the next few months. That's too bad. Anyway, here are my arches. Hope you enjoy them.
Archway over an archway. I love this house.
An arched window at St. Mark's church not too far from me.
This is a different kind of arch, a root sticking out of the sand, and the shadow it casts.
Another Venice house, with a blue door in the archway. Another of my favorite houses in Venice.