Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A Puff of Wind

Those of you who are regular readers will have noticed it's been a while since I've written anything.  Black and White Wednesdays have been an easy and diversional post for me for over a month now.  Did you know that April was mental health month in Canada?  I've been languishing in a mental health miasma (a dangerous, foreboding, or deathlike influence or atmosphere) for about a month now.  Bouncing from Caribbean lazy days, to death watch, to newborn baby delirium will do that to a person. 

May brings the new life of spring to Southern Ontario.  I have begun to feel more healthy and alive since finally getting back home, digging in my garden, waking to the chorus of birdsong and driving  my little car with the top down.  My first Sunday back at my home church filled me with peace.  It's been five whole months away....way too long.  Thanks must be made public to my Wonderful Husband and Dutiful Son, who have been loving me and patiently making no demands, waiting for me to recover.  (Maybe I shouldn't make this so's been nice being waited on and pampered!)

As I am now revelling in spring, my friends in Australia are just beginning to experience autumn.  My friends and family in the Rocky Mountains have spring, but a very different one--it snows there every other day, all year long!  Yes!  It is good to be home.  

And so, as we roll around to another B&W Wednesday, Mrs. Claus welcomes submissions to the contest for best photo of the week.  I wonder who the anonymous judges are?  Are they photographers?  Or do they just "know what they like".  Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.   Maybe they will find my offering this week "beautiful", or "artistic", or "photographically special", or "whatever" it is they deem worthy of the prize.

As the grass greens up, along come the dandelions.  One puff of wind blows the seeds across the lawn to make more "lovely" yellow flowers/weeds.  I got home in time for the spring weeding extravaganza.  In this case, I was too late to intercede in the propagation of more.....

Please enlarge for better viewing :)

Don't you just LOVE dandelions??????


Unknown said...

I'm glad to hear that you are feeling more like you again.

Unknown said...

I love this shot. .. but I don't really love dandelions. LOL! The wedding was beautiful. Makes me excited for July!!!!

Tanya Breese said...

welcome home and the photo is beautiful!

Veronica Lee said...

The photo is awesome, Rosemary!!

Great to have you back in blogosphere! We missed you!

Roy and Christine said...

Good luck with your photo.

The north wind must have blown some of those seeds to Texas. Had some nice yellow flowers in my alley.

Leovi said...

Excellent photo with beautiful light and great tones in B & W. Very good

Lisa said...

Back on land and your home. How wonderful! So glad your feeling better.

I'm not one of the judges but I really like your shot & I think dandelions are pretty. So there you have it! :)


Pat Tillett said...

I haven't been around very much myself, so I didn't notice! Welcome back anyway my friend. Dandelions make me sneeze!