Countless thistle seeds
conquering the world
or just my back yard…
Thinking big, dreaming
even bigger, hopeful
to spread thistles, love
around the earth, universe.
Flying as free as birds
feather-like, in a gentle dance
winds carry them far,
farther away than my back yard.
An amazing Thursday to you all….
Origami from Wikipedia
Origami (折り紙?, from ori meaning “folding”, and kami meaning “paper” (kami changes to gami due to rendaku)) is the art of paper folding, which is often associated with Japanese culture. In modern usage, the word “origami” is used as an inclusive term for all folding practices, regardless of their culture of origin. The goal is to transform a flat sheet square of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques. Modern origami practitioners generally discourage the use of cuts, glue, or markings on the paper. Origami folders often use the Japanese word kirigami to refer to designs which use cuts, although cutting is more characteristic of Chinese papercrafts.
These photos are from Shopping Mall: La Belle Etoile: in the suburbs of city Luxembourg, in Luxembourg… There was an open (between shops) exhibition..They are taken on July 14, 2015…
I wish you a wonderful Tuesday 🙂
I wish you an amazing new week… In macro Monday I combined my two loved subjects: bees and the thistle… I cropped my images to make the bees to look as big as possible. The thistle was a tiny one, so there won’t be any change on that…
The thistle (one of them) just has grown next to my veggie patch: There you see the green metal hedge around the patch…
An amazing Monday to you all 🙂
Could you have a look to my other site:
Hogweed is today’s macro subject! Thank you 🙂
The sun rises, the sun sets,
Days follow days in succession
We try to make a real difference
in a sincere and lovingly fashion.
Then Sunday appears, rejoining
with its the joys of being all able
with family and friends, enjoying
a lovely lunch sat around a full table.
Enjoy a stunning Sunday 🙂
PS. Photos are from July 24, 2015 = A cloudy Sunrise…
Cosmos are freely flowering annual plants that are ridiculously easy to grow. The flowers sit atop long slender stems and form a cloud of colour that not only looks attractive throughout the summer, but also attract bees, butterflies and birds to gardens. They grow as easily in beds as they do in containers and they also make great cut flowers. Cosmos will self-seed, but not to the point of becoming a nuisance.
There are 2 types of cosmos typically grown in gardens.
Cosmos sulphureus is a North American native with golden yellow blooms. It is very drought tolerant and loves hot weather. They grow 1-2 feet tall and come in double and semi-double flowers, however some of the more recent cultivars tend to be shorter, more orangy and with smaller flowers.
Cosmos bipinnatus are the colourful daisy-like flowers that come in white, pinks, reds and orange. There are quite a few series of hybrids and although they are not quite as heat tolerant as C. sulphureus, they will grow well just about anywhere.
Happy Friday 🙂
Bees are buzzing
ET on the bench
leaves them in peace.
Winds cool the shade
just a tiny bit.
A long, dark snake
scared of my scream
Birds in frenzy flight
even fighting for food!
So much jealousy going on,
if we may call it that…
A young rabbit jumps
out of nowhere.
Angry magpie flies away.
A quiet day in the country!
No squirrels today…