A Photoblog by Monte Stevens

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A Sunny Morning

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Daisies

It is a bright and sunny morning but I had frost to scrap off the windshield this morning. However, it is suppose to warm up and will be a nice day. Here is an image taken a week ago outside my hotel while traveling. Hope everyone has a great day.

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April 28, 2010 at 7:57 am

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Spring is getting closer….

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Flowers at Inniswood Gardens

Yesterday was a wonderful day so headed off to Inniswood Gardens for a walk. People were out and about. Flowers are “springing” up, birds are singing their happy songs and the squirrels were busy looking for food. I got in some decent exercise then defeated it by eating my half of a pizza with my room mate. Darn good pizza, too! Hope you’re having a good weekend.

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March 21, 2010 at 12:01 am

Summer is almost gone

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Summer is almost gone

Summer is almost gone

I noticed a few leaves are turning red and some are falling to the ground in preparation for the coming of Fall. Summer is almost gone so here’s one more flower image, taken last month at Inniswood Gardens. Have a wonderful weekend.

And, yes it is a day for remembering.

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September 11, 2009 at 7:18 am

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Simplicity

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Simplicity

Simplicity

A simple flower, right? Scientifically we know it is a complicated living organism. I do not need to know, nor explain, all the complicated stuff about this flower so see it’s beauty. I can just open my eyes and enjoy with as many of me senses as I can. Why do we not live life like that? There are many who add complication to their lives with the mind set we must control life. Doesn’t work for me. What works for me is to live the day as it is, enjoy it and I will find it is not complicated. When tomorrow comes I will do it again and enjoy it. It’s pretty simple.

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July 1, 2009 at 12:01 am

A different view…

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Cone Flowers

Cone Flowers

 It is almost the end of June and many of the cone flowers have almost come to the end of their season. Their petals and stamens are not a perfect due to rain, hail and wind. Yet, I wanted an image of one of my favorite flowers, so what could I come up with? I walked among and around this clump looking for a flower that was in good enough shape to photograph. None to be found. As I walked around the back side of this fence I had an idea (those do happen once in awhile.) I thought I would focus on the fence and leave the cone flowers out of focus. A different view…of one of my favorite flowers.

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June 29, 2009 at 12:01 am

It’s Mine

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Pond Lillies

Pond Lilies

Even with the threat of rain I ventured out to Inniswood Gardens for some quiet. It’s amazing how much more relaxed I can feel after an hour of walking among these gardens. The small frog pond is drying up so the frogs were silent this afternoon. A half dozen of these lotus blossoms were scattered on the pond showing their colors. I like this small oasis within the city. I go there enough I feel like it’s my garden.

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June 9, 2009 at 12:01 am

Nature Therapy

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White Trillium

White Trillium

Some days I need and want extra therapy. There are those mornings when I need to take a little longer to stretch my muscles as the body ages. Or maybe the brain is fried, things seem fuzzy, disoriented, no energy or motivation. When mornings like this happen it’s time to head for one of the parks nearby with camera in hand. The sounds, smells, and of course the beauty of nature will invigorate the mind and body. Nature is a healer and teacher in my life. I’ll call it Nature Therapy.

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May 15, 2009 at 12:01 am