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After the rain

“Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.”  ~ Demosthenes ~

 

I was glad to get out and take pictures today.  The mosquitoes are ganging up on me — huge ones I’ve not seen before.  They look like Asian Tiger mosquitoes on steroids.  Maybe a cross between a mosquito and a sparrow.  I use mosquito dunks and drain everything I can think of, yet they come.  The woods are holding lots of water puddles because of all the rain we’ve had.  I can only do so much.  I’m lucky to have dragonflies to help me out.

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got milkweed

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Bee Balm
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Prince Charming is shy.
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Pretty
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smile for the camera

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Busy Bee

froggie 046signedfroggie 052signed“Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all – the apathy of human beings.”

~ Helen Keller ~

“The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.”

~ William James ~

 

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Spiderwort

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things only hoped for.”  ~ Epicurus ~

I love spiderwort.  I would like it for the name even if it wasn’t beautiful.

I also included a picture of tadpoles.  I have lots of them right now and they always make me smile.  I hope it works for you too. spiderwort 005signedspiderwort 009signed

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Smile Again

“For of all sad words of tongue or pen,

The saddest are these: ‘It might have been!’ ” ~John Greeleaf Whittier ~

I needed a dose of my own dragonfly medicine today.  I have Pearl Jam “Black” on continuous replay.  Not good for smiling.  I was going to post a Black Widow spider, but my spider pictures don’t seem to go over well.

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