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19 May 2009

Dodged a speeding bullet

I was stopped for speeding this morning and am completely flabbergasted that I was let off with only a warning.  That just never happens -- especially WHERE it happened -- plus, I was admittedly going pretty darn fast.  So, WHEW!  What could have set the tone for "Vicki's" Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day actually Made My Day!

Before Katie started tossing chips all over the other day, I was walking around the yard with my camera and getting some clicks with the zoom lens on.

Wild Geranium

Wild geranium -- not a perfect specimen, but one of my favorite wildflowers.  I love the greens in this photo, too.

I spy...

I unexpectedly, but very happily, spied some lilies-of-the-valley!  I figured I'd see some buds, but didn't think I'd see flowers.  Believe you me, I could smell them, too, and there will soon be a lovely little bouquet in my kitchen!

Allium bud

Allium... I should plant some more of these.

I am so excited!  Tomorrow promises to be the best day of the year so far, weather-wise, and I get to drive up to Door County!  I'm driving DH to Fish Creek where he's teaching a 3-day Watercolor workshop at Peninsula School of Art this weekend.  (If you're interested, last I heard, there was still an opening or two.)  He doesn't actually have to be there 'til late, so we'll have much of the day to just tool around.  There ought to be orchards in bloom, forest floors carpeted with trillium and jack-in-the-pulpit, general spring loveliness!!

Comments

Beautiful flowers. The lily of the valley was so strong in our backyard the other day that I had to go in the house as it was giving me a headache!

Your close up photos are fabulous. The lily picture is exquisite. LOVE lilies of the valley. You DO need to make note cards.

Whoa! Slow down!! It's 95 degrees here right now (6:00 PM) and just wonderful!!

Your photography has gone from gorgeous to stupendous! Love it so much. Yay for warnings only.

I really love your flower photo's today. My favorite flowers are usually the ones that aren't the perfect specimens, they're more like me.

The lily of the valley close-up is gorgeous.

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