Bloom And Bud

bud burst open white
bloom from mud and deep green depths
brightly sunward turns

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Currently blooming in my southern New York State Garden, the Star of Bethlehem (Ornithogalum) is a bulb that can be found in many parts of the world. Considered a weed by some, it’s got to be tenacious to survive the jumble¬†in¬†my wildly overgrown¬†perennial¬†garden!

In response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Single Flower or Bud, and Jennifer Nichole Wells’s One Word Photo Challenge: Bulb. Thank you Cee and Jennifer for the challenges!

Focus On The Bubble… Please

It looks like this little dog has his owner trained to focus on the bubble quite well! ūüėČ

(If you’re having trouble viewing these three images as a slide show in the WordPress reader, click here¬† to view the post directly on my site. You should be able to see it then.)

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Lisbon, Portugal. 2014.

In response to Jennifer Nichole Wells’s One Word Photo Challenge: Bubbles, and Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pets.¬†Thank you Jennifer¬†and Cee for the challenges!


Seuss On Books


“Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.‚ÄĚ ~Dr. Seuss



I, for one, take Dr. Seuss seriously! This is a small sampling of the wide variety of books, new to well-worn, that fill our home;¬†stacked up in random piles here and there, next to beds, on tables, cabinets, and of course, shelves. ūüôā

For more Dr. Seuss fun visit my February 22, 2015 post which includes a wonderful video rendition for grown-ups of Oh, The Places You’ll Go filmed at the ¬†Burning Man Festival¬†in the Black Rock Dessert of Northern Nevada.

The quote above¬†is the second of three which I’ll be posting in response to the Three Quotes Challenge¬†that¬†Gabriele, who authors¬†¬†Flights of Fancy,¬†invited me to participate in.¬†You can find the first quote¬†here.

This post is also my¬†response to Jennifer Nichole Wells’s One Word Photo Challenge: Book.


Buds burst open,
squeezed through twig, branch, and bark.
Straining toward a lush green future.
Seeking the light and warmth of spring.

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I took this photo one morning last week in my backyard. The sun came out strong after a soaking mix of rain and¬†sleet. Everything was shimmering with light. The conditions were perfect to satisfy Jennifer Nichole Wells’s One Word Photo Challenge: Bokeh, and the resulting¬†photo¬†works for¬†The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Future, as well. Buds and new growth always speak to me of a promising future.

Thank you Jennifer N. and Jen H. for the challenges!


Forgotten Byway

I:   falling canopy

     blankets forgotten byway -

     dappled light and leaves

II:  falling canopy

     weaves a leafy gold blanket -

     forgotten byway

     recedes, tucked in dappled light ...

     sun and shadow bow and dance 

copyright ©2016 Terry Boswell


I took the photo above last fall at¬†Goosepond Mountain State Park, Chester, NY. The road that you see, or what’s left of it, is Lazy Hill Road. At one time it connected¬†Route 17m to Laroe Road, but¬†it’s only been open to people on foot, bicycle, or horseback for many years.¬†The shaded main trail is an easy hike spanning 2.6 miles one way, and 5.2 miles round trip; ¬†a lovely place to ramble for a few hours¬†or to spend¬†some energetic time¬†out with the dog! ¬†ūüôā

This post is my response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Alleys, Driveways, Parking Lots, Dirt Roads, Jennifer Nichole Wells’s One Word Photo Challenge: Blanket, The Daily Post Weekly Photo¬†Challenge: Landscape, and my belated response to¬†The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Dance.


Thank you!