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honesty?

“I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face.  Don’t trust that conventional idea.  Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance, any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it.” ~ Charles Dickens ~df 062signed

“We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.” ~Goethe ~

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Transformation

“Autumn wins you best by this: its mute

Appeal to sympathy for its decay.” ~ Robert Browning ~

“The changing year’s progressive plan

Proclaims mortality to man.” ~ Horace ~

A lot of changes in autumn.  Most of the dragonflies and hummingbirds have left.  Changes for me too.  I’m sure the caterpillars are not afraid when they transform into moths and butterflies.  I can’t say the same for me.

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Call me Fluffy.
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Good camo on this tickseed plant.
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Probably my last dragonfly picture for this year. Sad.

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Froglets

“Cease to inquire what the future has in store, and to take as a gift whatever the day brings forth.” ~ Horace ~ carpe diem

Not Today

Letting go of the past?

Someday I will get there.

What does it take to believe in the future?

I will listen to dragonfly whispers.

Will there be a new beginning at last?

Leigh

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Cope’s Gray Tree Frogs
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The Fog

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” ~Oscar Wilde~ (and The Pretenders)

It is so hot and humid that when I take my camera outside the lens fogs.  I was so glad to see the hummingbird moth that I forgot to check it before I took a picture.  It usually only visits the bee balm when I don’t have my camera with me. :^(   So this would have been a good picture with the moth and the bumble bee, but it’s foggy.  I think it has it’s own unique appeal though.  What do you think?

I did get a better picture when I cleaned the lens with my shirt.  (I be all of you real photographers are cringing right now.)

Of course the dragonflies are busy with the mosquitoes in my garden.  Thank you dragonflies!

 

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Changes

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one of my new grandfrogs
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Cope’s Gray Tree Frog (aka Momma Frog)

“There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse; as I have found in traveling in a stagecoach, it is often a comfort to shift one’s position and be bruised in a new place.”   ~ Washington Irving ~

“Such is the state of life that none are happy but by the anticipation of change.  The change itself is nothing; when we have made it, the next wish is to change again.”   ~ Samuel Johnson ~

“Turn and face the strange changes…”  ~ David Bowie ~

 

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Blurry Bee!

Yes, I know the bumble bee is blurry, but the bee balm came out okay!  “Always look on the bright side of life…”    It’s stuck in your head now, isn’t it?   : )

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“Some would find fault with the morning sky, if they ever got up early enough.  The fault-finder will find faults even in paradise.”    ~ Henry David Thoreau ~