Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Spent clover and wild things

Wild thing.

You make my heart sing.

You make everything groovy.

Suddenly I’m in eighth grade again, line dancing to The Troggs’ Wild Thing in the church basement of St. Joseph’s annex building in Somers Point, New Jersey. Whoa, now that’s a memory.

Today was such a stark difference from yesterday’s oppressive heat. The air was actually sweet and I don’t think it got above 74 degrees. It felt good to feel the sun on my skin as it warmed me up just enough. This is how an early summer day should feel.

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Just before the rain started yesterday, I took some macro shots of tiny little wild things I noticed while I was walking. Above is a spent clover.

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This tiny little flower is a small weed that’s growing on the edge of the patio bricks. The flower itself is half the size of the nail on my pinky finger.

It looks like a little rosebud, doesn’t it? When it’s open it looks like a star.

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This wild morning glory is just a tad bit bigger than my thumbnail. My husband had told me about it, growing amidst the grass of the lawn, but he couldn’t find it to show it to me. It was because it had begun to grow dark with the storm coming in and it had closed up.

I think it’s beautiful.

The weather was perfect for walking today and I’m proud to say that today I went around the outer loop of the property a total of five times (this is a record for me) and the inner loop twice. Woot! I want to be ready for a hike at Acadia National Park when we go this summer.

So how are things in your neck of the woods?

Love,

31 comments:

Julie Harward said...

In my neck of the woods...it went from winter to summer...but I love it! Love all your tiny finds too..sweet! Come say hi :D

Deb said...

I love that song....love the photos....it's hot here in Texas...

Hilary said...

I am so envious of your macro lens......gonna have one someday.

Mary said...

Oh yes, we had a picture perfect early summer day here, too. I love your "wild things" -- so beautiful! :)

mrs mediocrity said...

Great shots, they are all beautiful! The weather was the same here today, it was perfect, wasn't it? And you go with the walking, good for you!

Hilary said...

Well the OTHER Hilary just voiced my thoughts.. not for the first time, I might add. I have a decent macro setting on my older digital camera but I rarely bring it along with me anymore. Beautiful images, Kate.

Karen said...

I'm admittedly coveting your macro lens. And your vacation.. hoping to do the very same vaca hiking some day.

We had the same weather pattern... it was odd to wake up to chill in the air!

suzyQ said...

It was a beautiful day here too! Not that I got to enjoy it... I was cooped up inside taking a drivers' ed class all day- fun! I love your pictures. Hope your summer is great!

beth said...

were you wearing your new hiking shoes ??

Char said...

lovely little macros. my world is good. quiet but good.

JackDaddy said...

Weeds sometime have the most beautiful flowers!

The Wife of a Dairyman ~ Nancy said...

LOVE your macro shots! I'm going to have to invest in a macro lens for myself....just love the close ups:)

JC said...

We've had rain for about three weeks now but it was ok this afternoon and evening. The owls in my back woods were very active and I caught a few pics of them while they were in my yard.

Diane said...

Humid and misty. A slight improvement over the non-stop rain!

Love the macro lens as always!

Snappy Di said...

Things are great here now that it cooled off after our muggy week-end. Gosh it was sticky here in Roanoke. Love your macros and STILL waiting to get a macro lens.

DI
Live IS Groovy!

Jill of All Trades said...

Good morning. Things here are muggy, muggy, muggy and hot! It is truly Oklahoma summer and I LOVE it.

Kacey said...

It's cooled down here too! Nice breeze. Very wonderful! Love your macro shots! I took flower shots yesterday too, but didn't use my macro. Might try that today.

The Japanese Redneck said...

It's hot! Muggy and dripping wet hot.

Sounds like you've built up your stamina.

Daryl said...

It was a lovely cool enough to need my jean jacket yesterday morning .. I slept last nite cuddled with the new quilted cotton comforter I got at Country Door .. and this morning I wore a sweater and scarf over a short sleeved top and jeans ... its casual but chic'ly so here in the land of stilettos ... I am loving this weather ... sadly its supposed to rain tomorrow ... and I am off to Boston on Friday and then Provincetown on Saturday with my dear friends Maureen and Joanne... MoMo said 'we're going to be wild women' and I said I am so there ..

Oh and I love those macros .. they make my heart sing too, I am dying to borrow it when we are in VA ..

Gayle said...

Love these little pics. Gawjus! Might your dinky flower be scarlet pimpernel? http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=scarlet%20pimpernel&FORM=BILH
We have them, too. JuneGloom is in our town, I love it. Cool mornings, mild afternoons.
Enjoy yours!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Love those photos - and love that song.

Carolynn said...

I love macro. It's a way for me to take notice of all the wonders that surround me and that I would miss if I didn't slow down. Such beauty to be found. I only wish I had a camera that allowed me to take macro shots. Soon...

FireLight said...

I thought that WAS a rose! ...I love our little blooms of jasmine everywhere! (See sidebar at TKR).
In the lower neck of my woods....uh er... beach not so good...Is that an understatement or what?
Meanwhile, in inland Alabammer, we are enjoying plenty of rain and everything is green!
I always love visiting your Chronicles! And I always get too excited (chuckling)!

Mary Lou said...

I took the same type of photos yesterday. Walked down our little path by the lake and took wild things growing! WE could do wild thing Weds or something.Weather great here too.
Love your shots as always.

Jo said...

Morning Glory is considered a weed -- believe it or not -- but I think it is the most beautiful flower ever created. Wonderful photo!

The Crafty Crow said...

Beautiful photos,,,major league comes to my mind when I hear that song..'wild thing'..have a great week.
Blessings,
~Ronda~

The Crafty Crow said...

Beautiful photos,,,major league comes to my mind when I hear that song..'wild thing'..have a great week.
Blessings,
~Ronda~

Gail said...

Your words paint a picture as pretty as your photos.

Kerri said...

These are lovely!!

Spruce Hill said...

I love doing the same thing. So many pretty things in the woods.

ELK said...

have not thought of that song in years...sounds like i may use it in preschool..

perfect title for your beautiful images...