A light green butterfly peacefully floated from flower to flower. It looked like it was looking up at me smiling as I took its picture! It rather convinces me that insects have souls with sensitivity.
The way this bee was standing on the flowers, it appears he has on little slippers!
I love how the Cholla cactus delicate flower petals glisten in the sun.
I looked up to one cactus in time to see a bee dive into the heart of the flower. Pollen dropped all over the inside. You can just see his back at the “4 o’clock” position from the center.
Finally, the bee came out and shook a little bit of the pollen off of him. When he first came out, he totally blended in with the pollen in the center of the flower
What if we had the same peaceful attitude the butterfly has?
What if we were as resourceful as the bee?
What would happen if we dove into our passion and/or our work with as much determination as this little bee? What if we didn’t mind getting a little dirty in the process?
What kind of impact could we have in our own lives as well as the world around us?
Such a wide variety of flowers exists naturally in the area that I don’t need to plant many! These purple flowers in the labyrinth are native to the area.
Snap dragon seems to emit its own light!
I’m still not sure what the dainty orange flowers are, but they were along Tree Springs Trail in the Sandia Wilderness.
I remember as a child picking Dandelion puffs and seeing how many pieces I could blow off with one breath. If you could clear the cottony white with one blow, you could have your wish.
However, I was told not to because it would only spread the “weed”. Little did I know at the time that the Dandelion is used by many for it’s health benefits!
I love how this one shines in the sun.
Cholla Cactus are in full bloom.
Prickly Pear cactus in full bloom. For some reason, these beautiful plants along our road are sticking out to me far more than they ever have in the past.
Up close to the Prickly Pear Cactus. They have an amazing amount of pollen.
I couldn’t resist a morning walk when I saw the sun shining on the yucca pods in full bloom.
They just glisten in the morning sun!
I love the delicate flowers beside the stout fence post.
The new growth on the Cholla Cactus appears rich and succulent.
Towee was sure enjoying the sunshine too!
Snapdragons prevail in the east field right now.
Red finch seem quite happy to perch on the cactus…it seems a safe place for them since nothing else is going to brave the thorns!Hummingbird takes time to get some breakfast while the sun shines on his back and warms his wings.Everything seems to thrive in the sunshine.
Challenge yourself to get out in the morning and see the gifts of nature put out before you! Chances are you won’t have to look far to see something beautiful and perfect. Where ever you are, you can count it your very own nature park just as I count this as my nature park!