this, that, and the other

June 15, 2020  •  8 Comments

Especially during a year when many people around the world have had their work schedules and home lives altered by COVID-19, keeping track of the day of the week and holidays becomes weird.  This coming Saturday is the summer solstice with the longest daylight hours of the year in the northern hemisphere, followed by Father's Day on Sunday.  In celebration of the long hours of sunshine, today's blog celebrates different aspects of nature.  "This, that, and the other" from the high mesa.  The first is the full moon at sunset, shot on 3 June at 9:04:41 p.m., Mountain Daylight Time.


An orchid that was given to us as a gift some years ago, is endless in its giving.  I have featured it several times in this blog, but I can't help photographing it in all its glory every time it blooms.


The other happening is the bloom of the Polish Spirit clematis vines on the north side of our house.  They just started late last week and have loads of buds waiting to unfurl themselves.


Thanks so much to Barbara, Wayne, Marilyn, Lisa, Donna, Jean and Sam, TTT, Debra, and Steve for checking in this week.  With luck, there will be a seamless transition from this week's blog to next Monday's, but I appreciate your patience if it arrives later in the week.  

until next Monday,


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elida hanson-finelli(non-registered)
Thank you Daryl.....what beautiful soft and soothing images. Beauty will prevail!
Steve Immel(non-registered)
Sorry I'm late. That's a classic moon at sunset, Daryl. A real beauty. The orchid is perfection and once again I like the way you've used shallow depth of field. The background in that one is slightly diffuse and painterly. The magenta on the blue field of the clematis is a surprise that gives the petals texture. Nice set!
Wayne Gesterfield(non-registered)
Sunset pic at 9 PM? How is there so much light?
Perfect picture. Really nice.

One day at a time .
Trying to stay sane with these insane times.
The first photo looks like a wonderful painting, but is a gorgeous photo. Kudos to you and the Mesa
Dianne James(non-registered)
That full moon shot and the scrumptious flowers are wonderful. I know what you mean about the days all blending together and keeping track. I hope you guys have a wonderful solstice and Father's day and lots of happy memories to look back on as they roll around.
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