Coral Pink Teasel

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I walked this morning with a young friend who is about to head off to college.

We sipped vanilla lattes and strolled around a beautiful local water gardens that used to be a dried-up field next to our city water purification plant. It’s my favorite place to walk and talk. Sometimes I carry a camera, but not today.

While many argue that the big bucks it took to plan and carry out such an effort was not affordable, it is so grown up and lush now, who could deny its beauty? Letters to our newspaper speak of “overgrown weeds” but to anyone with a trained eye (or simply a love for nature) can clearly see that those “weeds” are essential plants to the overall plan. Bees pollinate them, birds perch on their curved branches, and butterflies and dragonflies flit from blossom to blossom, drinking deeply of the nectar.

It’s interesting to me how some people stumble over money on their way to raw beauty.

Chain Links

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Set of 4 Chain Link art prints

Set of 4 Chain Link art prints – click image for details

Chris Tomlin is one of my favorite musicians. This set of prints reminds me of this song.

“Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)”

Amazing grace
How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me
I once was lost, but now I’m found
Was blind, but now I see
‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed
My chains are gone
I’ve been set free
My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy rains
Unending love, Amazing graceThe Lord has promised good to me
His word my hope secures
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures[2x]
My chains are gone
I’ve been set free
My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy rains
Unending love, Amazing grace

Orange Gerbera Daisies

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The daisy’s for simplicity and unaffected air.” ~Robert Burns

Like generations of a family, this fine art print of orange-red gerberas showcases various stages of one of my favorite flowers.