One-Liner Wednesday – Outage Outrage

This post is in response to Linda’s  #1OneLinerWednesday.

The idea for the first one liner was supplied by Linda herself in reply to my comment.  So here it is first, though that’s not what I had in mind.  I will follow up with the one I had in mind.

Went to bed early to avoid (power) outage outrage.

Hiking up the hills, lost in the vastness of nature, it dawned on me that to enjoy nature’s bounty we need caring human hands.

Hiking Amongst Wildflowers

I wish I could have written Wordsworth’s famous line ” I wandered lonely as a cloud”. What to do, there was hardly any clouds to be seen on the azure sky.  No daffodils, but flowers aplenty. It was a beautiful morning, perfect for1000864 hiking. Bright, sunny morning with a cool breeze.  A morning when you don’t feel the necessity of sunscreen to keep the sun away from your face, but rather want the golden rays to kiss your face to warm you up. Neither I was lonely, rather enjoying the company of my better half and our lovely, four legged companion, Skooby.  Three’s Company, indeed.

Skooby was straining at the leash, begging me with his doleful eyes to let him be relieved of the undue constraint.  But trail rules are strict, dog on leash at all time.  So, rather reluctantly, I had to restrain Skooby from his enthusiastic endeavour of running after the butterflies and bumblebees.

Ah! the butterflies and bumblebees. The hills were ablaze with wildflowers.  A good rainy season after five long years of drought and mother nature resplendent on her most regal beauties. Alas, this bonanza is not going to be long lasting.  1000842As spring will slowly make its way to summer and the landscape will start to become golden brown, lovely wildflowers will give way to dried grass. Better to enjoy when I can.

Try as I might, I could not take a photo of any butterflies.  They were so lovely, with the 1000843luminescent, fluttering wings catching the sun rays.  I think they also must have realized how short lived nature’s bounty is going to be.  I tried to emulate their example and enjoy nature as much as I can.  But from time to time, I could not restrain myself from trying to capture the abundance all around me in the confines of my 1000853digital camera.  What a waste of time and futile attempt to confine the panoramic canvas in a few megapixels of digital memory.  Try as I may, I could not do justice to what my eyes had seen in my photographs.  I will never be Wordsworth and I realized that I am a lousy photographer of nature.1000872

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Hiking in Almaden QuickSilver County Parks

 

Woods

Woods, majestic in their glory
Our many needs met
Only if we preserve and replenish these
Darlings of nature
Surely one day
Will enjoy the bounty of it all
Oh! if we do not take care
Of these majestic woods
Destruction of which
Soon be the death of ours
Wonderful are they
Offering shelters to many
On hot and rainy days
Delighting big and small, and bringing
Smiles to hearts of one and all


Week 26 of My Fifty Two Weeks Journey with “W”

Write anything Wednesday July-27-2016

Spring is in the air

Now that spring is officially here, our neighborhood is enjoying the bounty of nature.  Due to the recent rains, creeks are running full, meadows are green, flowers are blooming and everywhere it is a carpet of green.  In a month or so, nature will start changing colors to brown and then golden brown. Wanted to share a collage of nature’s bounty with you all.

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All photos are taken by author. Middle photo on the right was taken during my recent trip.

 

Morning Hike in our Lovely Neighborhood

Nature’s bounty in full bloom captured during a morning hike.

It was another beautiful
Morning in paradise
Out for a walk with my lady love
My best buddy tagging along
Just for a ride

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Morning sun with its
Golden light
Shining bright
Peacock sunrise
Peeking through the trees
What a lovely sight

Mischievous El Nino
Playing hide and seek
Rains had done its wonders
Nature blooming with early spring
In this glorious day
All thoughts of
The current seekers
Of the president’s chair
Out of the way
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Stop on my track often
Here and there
My buddy ran
His sensory organs
Needed to be satisfied
Internal database replenished
With sweet smell of
Fresh morning grass
Here and there he
Had to leave his mark
Waiting patiently
For his human
To pick up his muck

Oh, What a lovely day
In our corner of the world
Our lovely neighborhood
Blessed by nature’s bounty
To have a morning hike


All photos taken by the author during his morning hike on President’s Day, 2016