Glorious Morning

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Morning bursts forth in all its radiant glory,

peering through the sheltered woods,

highlighting trees, dancing on flowers.

Steppingstones draw me to

the damp creek.

Frogs bury themselves in mud keeping cool

Morning breezes will soon shift

But, for now, the glorious morning shimmers.

Backyard Painting: Dwight L. Roth

Today, at d’Verse. Linda asked us to write a 44 word Quadrille using the word morning.

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Hummingbird Feeding

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I planted a Purple Hyacinth outside my kitchen window, and it is now blooming. The beautiful purple blooms have attracted the hummingbirds. i have seen them a few times as I come and go in the Kitchen. This evening a female hummingbird was flitting about among the blossoms gathering nectar. I got my camera and thought I might get a shot or two, but she stayed and kept posing for my photos. I was very excited to get these beautiful shots to share with you. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Purple flower bloom

Inviting my hummingbird

Temperature soaring


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Photos: Dwight L. Roth


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Nature’s Fireworks

Starting a few days early

Happy Fourth of July

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I saw the sun catching these day lilies just right last evening. I was able to get a shot before it moved on.

Photo: Dwight L. Roth

Crowning Beauty


This beautiful pot of mums was given to us by a friend, a couple of weeks ago, while it was still full of buds. When it opened last week this was the gorgeous sight we were given. The gift that keeps on giving!

Spreading joy with every view

Fall leaves start falling


Photo: Dwight L. Roth

Only a Moment


My little one dollar sale rack hibiscus paid off with a gorgeous bloom. Amazing how it has put out a flower in the middle of the summer on a 95 F day.  It did not last long in this heat, but long enough to get a photo. And… there are more buds waiting in line to bloom.

Flower of beauty

Lasting only for a day

Soak up the memory


iPhone Photo: Dwight L. Roth

Morning Bursts Forth

Morning bursts forth in all its radiant glory

Peering into the dark sheltered woods

Highlighting the trees dancing on flowers

The stepping stones draw me to the trees

To the mysterious woods sheltering the creek

Turning to mush in summer’s heat

Frogs buried in the mud keep cool

Sending out their sharp croaks calling for someone to hear

Morning breezes soon shift to a sauna of heat and humidity

But for now the glorious morning rests on the yellow buttercups

Red salvia bathed in the sunlight reach toward the heavens

Calling me to come join them

In the exhilaration of the beckoning day

iPhone Photo: Dwight L. Roth

This is one of my favorite poems. that I have posted before, but it keeps calling me to repost it again and again!