Echoes of my Neighborhood

Yesterday, I went walking at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens.  Everything has sprung!! I came upon this show at the lilly pond where there was a visitor.



The attendant said there’s usually two of them that visit every day.


And that they didn’t live there


It was amazing to watch!!



He put on quite a show. The odd thing was, he stayed right between these two lilly pads. Even with all his antics!!

He said a harty goodbye before taking flight.

Pat R


Flames of the forest and more Echoes of my neighbourhood 22



spring blossoms
bees carrying
new life to the hive
© Joyce Joslin Lorenson

spring showers
quenching thirsts during
growth spurts
© Pat R

lights along the shore
shimmering reflections
ripple in the lake
© Joyce Lorenson

rain showers
pinging reflections
clouds tremor
© Pat R


For Carpe Diem Haiku
In response to prompt “ripple in a lake”

For further reading in this prompt and to read other entries follow link above

Weekly Photo Challenge:Pure


Taken on my evening walk 2 minutes ago

Nature’s hoax!!??
Whenever I see a new baby I can’t help but be drawn to the ever precious interaction between parent and child. There is nothing like it. Unconditional love in its purest form. Yet, this memory is destined to be lost to this new center of your universe forever!!

Or, what if!!??
What if…we all had full recall of those very early days. What kind of a person would we be? What kind of world would we live in? Love! Love! Love!

Something to think about:)

Yes, I know. What has all this to do with the photo? Nothing! Other than the pure beauty of the setting sun, and just pondering.

Oh, finally found a photo of a brand new cutie-pie 🙂  I don’t get the thing with the feet either, but they’re awfully cute!!!!