In the most recent migration, fewer of the orange- and red-winged monarchs made it to the end of the journey than ever before. The monarch butterfly population in Mexico was the lowest ever since 1993.
ftp: “I think people give too much value to the like,” he concluded. “People are addicted. We experience withdrawals. We are so driven by this drug, getting just one hit elicits truly peculiar reactions.”
Cheers and many thanks to Pete at photosworthseeing for featuring “Dance Me to the End of Love” on PWS today - between that and a gold in both curling and hockey… well I’d venture to say it’s been a veritable hat trick kind of day. No doot aboot it, eh… it was most definitely worth getting up this morning to see! Yay… go me and go Canada! :D
I should probably brush up on my proverbs because had I hesitated a nano-second before a red-headed rant, I would have remembered “speak softly and carry a big stick”. Anyway, there are no longer any sticks of any kind but you can colour me red and regretful in any case.
That being said - I would like to thank biutifulpics for the recent re-blog of “No Cirque For You” which truly was appreciated… and damn it, I really, really mean it!! :D
“I hated roses. I hated them for being so trite, so clichéd, a default, all-purpose flower that said I love you, I’m sorry, and get well soon. Give me peonies and tulips, orchids or gardenia. Those were flowers with character.”—Justina Chen Headley (North of Beautiful)
qbnscholar said: I still recall the 1st time I saw tulips, the actual flowering plants, in Boston’s central park. I almost cried. They still fascinate me, perhaps since in Cuba and Miami the weather is too stifling for them. Same goes for irises. Great, simple shot.
Thank you Fernando a.k.a. qbnscholar! I know exactly what you mean! I am always amazed how, even after the harshest temps/winter seasons we experience here, that the first flowers to peek up out of the ground come Spring are of the most delicate and “fragile” variety: scilla, crocus, daffodils and tulips, to name just few. It seems to me some kind of miracle each and every year! You continue to be my most fervent supporter, always with a kind word and I want you to know that I truly appreciate every comment you make!!
It’s a rather strange little phenomenon, but I do always notice the quirky little things in life. I have the exact same number of posts as I do followers. So, is it a follower for every post or a post for every follower? Kinda like a chicken in every pot, so to speak (or cluck)… or maybe not. Just sayin’. Of course, you must realize, I am sure, as I do now myself, that the phenomenon has just completely phlopped.
Hey, thank you to @lensblr-network for the re-blog of my photo “Communion” - gave me the warm fuzzies it did. I am not sure why but whenever I type @ and your blog name the link never, ever works for me and yet it does for others. Do I need to add some secret sauce or something?? Love you just the same though.
kckeiko said: I love this photo and I hope you take/post more photos of doors. Lots of character and ambiance in this photo. Doors are quite fun and interesting to photo, aren’t they?
Thanks very much kckeiko! I agree, there are most certainly a lot of interesting doors out there and maybe it will be a future project - have to wait and see. There are surely plenty in the area of the city known as Vieux Montréal but the downside of that is because it is such a tourist magnet, there is always a lot of traffic and generally a large number of parked cars so that it’s difficult to get an unobstructed shot of any of them. Of course, current temps are not particularly attractive to me either when they hover around -38C with windchill and no end to the deep freeze in sight over the next week or so. Stay tuned though and I will see if I can manage a …. ahem… window of opportunity some where! Thanks again for the kind words!
Thanks Fernando - I always liked it too and just never, ever got around to posting it on Flickr - been wading through tons of old pics when I’ve found some time here and there. Of course, I’ve got tons of flowers and butterflies which are two of my favourite subjects. Maybe, in view of the return of the deep freeze to my city (hey, it’s back to -38 with windchill), I should post some of those in the hopes of bringing about some much needed warmth and thoughts of what’s just around the corner (okay, so three and a half months is not quite “just around the corner” but I can dream right?). Your support and kind words are always appreciated.