Not just weeds…

The Dandelion is one of many Eurasian imports to the Chicagoland garden. Considered a weed because of its prolificacy in this environment. It is revered by children and salad lovers; for these persons it is a welcome community member. This image shows the stages of life for the beloved and/or detested Dandelion. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Awesome details…

Look closely and you can see the tiny florets changing to berries. The growing season is coming to a close for the year. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

The background flower compliments the main subject in this close up photograph of a wonderful cluster of unique beauty. God’s creativeness continues to awe me. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Return of cool…

The ever fascinating Pansy (think Disney movies) is aflower favored in Autumn as well as Spring gardens because it tolerates cool temperatures. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Autumn portrait…

The golden, drying off grasses in the background complement the sunlight filled Hibiscus flower. Our 5 mile walk yesterday through Lincoln Park and it’s Zoo was rich with sights of nature’s wonders. Copyright 2018 Breitberg

Hibiscus blooms warrant a close up look. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Floral crowns…

Often the irregular, abnormal, development is the most remarkable. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

As if this little flower isn’t pretty enough, it grows it’s own crown. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Friendly neighbors…

Naturally living together, the Black Eyed Susan and Aster bloom in the early Autumn providing color and beauty on my morning walks. Each beautiful on their own; their charm is enhanced while blooming amongst each other. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

So similar that we recognize both as perennial flowers; yet each unique. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Same but different…

Graceful,gentle,quiet beauty. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Each flower, each petal different yet the same. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Resilient Autumn bloom. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Preservation…

Task 1: Buy 3 hydrangea flowers from great farmers’ market in Lincoln Park. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Task 2: Put stems into two inches of water and leave alone so flowers gradually dry. Done. And beautiful addition to our home to last for many months. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Sunny outlook…

Sometimes looking at things a different way shines needed new light on a situation or person. Practicing observations from varying points of view keeps us ready when we need to change our outlook. Copyrightela Breitberg

Stop, look, and listen. Good advice in the past and right now. Stay open minded so you can allow time to look and listen closely and in different ways. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Possibilities…

Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

I look at this fall image and think

Of maturing, ripening possibilties

Seeds are quietly forming

New cycles of life

New changes for growth

New changes for change

New possibilities

Others may see a final sequence

Others may see the end

Others may see farwell

Others feel dispair, hopelessness

Remember life is rich

In cycles of possibilities

Look for the seeds of hope in

Your life

Look for the possibilities that others

Cannot yet see.

Look for future miracles.

Harvest those seeds and nuture

Possibilities.