Category Archives: Summer

Grasshopper Camouflage

Standing motionless surrounded by old brown grass baking in the sun, how did you notice me and my perfect grasshopper summer camouflage? ~ms I saw the grasshopper from a distance, in spite of its clever camouflage,  because its long legs … Continue reading

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Early Morning Virginia Beach

Sunrise awakens early morning on Virginia Beach. A beautiful sight! Diamonds of early sunlight drip onto blue water dancing a summer delight. Anticipating a busy summer day— trucks begin raking sand. After the raking, a solitary man walks along the … Continue reading

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Dueling Storm Clouds

Loud thunder rumbles within dark storm clouds dueling over the last piece of summer blue sky.    ~ms When I looked out of my kitchen window and saw two dark clouds arguing with each other, I immediately grabbed my camera and … Continue reading

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The Dragonfly Rests

Two pairs of transparent wings sparkling in the sun like stained glass windows reflecting the morning light— the dragonfly rests.     ~ms Standing on water’s edge, I thought I could easily take photos of a few dragonflies. Wrong answer! An … Continue reading

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Where Earth and Shadows Play

A cool respite beneath tall trees where earth and shadows play, leaves refreshed by raindrops light on soft breezes sway.    ~ms *** In the last photo–do you see the wooden tree creature that appears to be carrying something  into the … Continue reading

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Darkness on Summer’s Edge

Shorter are the days on summer’s edge, darkness comes early. Night shadows reveal natural beauty destined to fade away. What is and what was will soon be no more. So please! When I wither and vanish from sight— promise to … Continue reading

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Natural Haiku

Water on the rocks perfect drink  for tired eyes… Lazy summer day Basket of acorns shadowed by afternoon sun… Squirrels chattering!    ~ms

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