May Flowers

I’d say the April showers did what was expected of them, because the flowers this May have been breathtaking. Here are a few shots from last weekend:

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Detail of a clematis, Arnold Arboretum.

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White lilac, Arnold Arboretum.

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Bleeding Heart, Arnold Arboretum.

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Bee, looking for pollen in a wisteria, Sagamore Cemetery, Mass.

Signs of Spring

Besides flowers bursting every which way you look, you can also see signs of spring if you move closer. Buds are on so many plants and trees, and if you look at them closely, a lot of them are pretty cool. What signs of spring are you seeing in your neck of the woods?

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Travel Theme: Light

This week, Ailsa over at Where’s My Backpack challenges us to share photos of light. So many possibilities. We could go literal, with photos of actual lights, or use sunlight or moonlight – shadows, even! Maybe something that makes you feel uplifted, or light.

My contributions vary among a couple of those categories. I hope you enjoy them, and head over to Ailsa’s page to find out how to play along!

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Early morning light framing the Jefferson Memorial and the Tidal Basin. Even a tiny sliver of moon shows as a point of light.

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Moonlight reflected off of the water of Quincy Harbor, Houghs Neck, Mass.

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Late afternoon sunlight reflected off the tips of the flower petals at Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Mass.

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Boston skyline, with lights reflected back onto Quincy Harbor, Houghs Neck, Mass.

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A more literal take on the theme: Nauset Light, on Cape Cod, Mass.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Circles and Curves

Joining the fray at Cee’s place, where this week, the challenge is to share photos of circles and curves. I have a couple favorites out of this group of photos. I’ll be interested to know whether my favorites are your favorites.

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Inside a tree at Arnold Arboretum.

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A blossom, or nearly so, also at the arboretum.

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A cactus which a co-worker rescued from certain death, and has been nursing back to health.

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Fencing in Rochester, NY.

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Fencing in Houghs Neck, Mass.