Taking a break…

Blue Dasher Dragonfly resting. It’s vorasious appetite keeps it hunting by any water. This bright blue beauty consumes it’s weight in insects daily, helping control mosquito population. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg

Does it appear to have four eyes? Macro image. Copyright 2018 Pamela Breitberg.

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Paces of life…

Bee and Fly laboring on Dahlia. Copyright 2017 Pamela Breitberg

Watching others busying themselves is my amusement lately while I take time out from routines and duties to refresh myself. It has been too long since I have been able to stay still in one place, just be tranquil, with empty thoughts. This luxury of unfilled time will last only a brief while. Time is precious. I watch others do their routines such as this Bee and Fly on a summer Dahlia and I am grateful for the ordinary, underappreciated, normal paces of life. Soon I will rejoin the busyness and be productive again with a passion that comes from this immeasurable restorative respite.

Still life…

A richly covered, moss laden log on top of matted leaves, showing clear signs of springs awakenings.

The emerald green moss on this log lying atop a forest floor of drying matted leaves, seems to silently shout for attention: a clear sign that Springs awakens.  copyright 2015 Pamela Breitberg

Day of rest…

This Bumble Bee is waiting out the cool drizzle on this atypical 63-degree (F) August afternoon. Wrapped tightly around the Joe Pye Weed stem, it rests until the sun shines and wings are once again dry.

Bumbe Bee resting on Joe Pye Weed copyright 2014, Pamela Breitberg

Bumbe Bee resting on Joe Pye Weed copyright 2014, Pamela Breitberg