"People from a planet without flowers
would think we must be mad with joy the whole time
to have such things about us."
~Iris Murdoch, A Fairly Honourable Defeat

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday morning.... rained all night.... cold outside.... LOVE IT!

 " And this our life, exempt from puplic haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything." ~William Shakespeare~ 

"All are but parts of one stupendous whole,
Whose body Nature is, and God the soul."
~Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

The careful insect 'midst his works I view, 
Now from the flowers exhaust the fragrant dew, 
With golden treasures load his little thighs, 
And steer his distant journey through the skies."
~John Gay~

These photos were taken a few days ago when the sun was shinning and the bees were frantically doing their work. The air was buzzing with activity. They paid me no attention and continued on with what they needed to do. It seems so focused and important a task for them.....
I think there is a lesson here.


The Eternal Intern said...

It was a rainy and damp day in Paris, but I couldn't stand the thought of being cooped up inside all day!

I hope you had a lovely Sunday!

x Ophelia

Laura ~Peach~ said...

i absolutely LOVE this set of pics...my first favorite was the second pic what awesome perspective... then i saw the third and the red ... the colors of that tree are just amazing...then the bee... theres just not a bad shot in them all! not a one! :)

The 4 Bushel Farmgal said...

What a fascinating landscape surrounds you! I've never seen a tree like the one in your third photo. And that first one has a majestic silhouette. I can see why you enjoy your walks :)

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Connie, it rained hard here too for a couple of days. How refreshing, and the air is so sweet. Everything was bright green today, and the ocean was such a deep teal. Beautiful. Thank you so much for your continued support, I truly appreciate it. Things are getting back to normal, hopefully. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with our family, say hi to Sis for me! Hugs & love, Riki

Madeline's Album said...

Your pictures are fantastic. I liked all the quotes also. California has some beautiful landscape. Thanks for you visit to my last post. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Melanie said...

LOVE the pictures! You are right about the life lesson too!

Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

Tatersmama said...

What beautiful photos! The manzanita started my heart aching though, and I could almost smell 'mountain misery' somewhere in the background! ;)

The life lesson is something we all should try and heed - even if it isn't always easy...

Kerry O'Gorman said...

We have snow! I'm so excited, like a child...It's so strange to see the weather change so drastically. It will get me going on putting up some fairy lights outside...Your tree photos are lovely.

Little Messy Missy said...

Beautiful picks!

Chef E said...

I love your photos! Happy Thanksgiving Mrs. C! Tell all the animals for me too! Throw kisses to them all, and say its Texas love from NJ!

Jill said...

It must be so nice to live in such a beautiful area. I love the wide open spaces where you can just go for a walk and be just with your thoughts. Your photography shows how peaceful nature is where you live.
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.I do tend to be very honest and say what I think but it also gets me into trouble sometimes but then that's a whole different story ,lol.
Enjoy your day Farmlady:)

Roslyn said...

The Manzanita has fascinated me ever since I first saw it in the AZ White mMountain area, I almost couldn't believe my eyes!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Doreen said...

fantastic series of photos. I have a fascination for trees and your shots are awesome!! missing your great photography over at Friday My Town Shoot Outs!!


Debbie in CA : ) said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Our power is on and the sun is shining -- thus I smile as I simmer and stuff and bake. Hope you have a very blessed day.

XO ~~ Debbie

Paxie Panicker said...

Amazed you just manage to stroll outside in your yard and come up with all the gorgeous shots! Make it seem so effortless and I know it can't be. Beautiful :)

Roslyn said...

These are lovely pics but the last one is my favorite.