Two Tramps In Mud Time By Robert Frost

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“The sun was warm but the wind was chill.

You know how it is with an April day.

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When the sun is out and the wind is still,

You’re one month on in the middle of May.

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But if you so much as dare to speak,

a cloud come over the sunlit arch,

And wind comes off a frozen peak,

And you’re two months back in the middle of March.”

DSC_0397Robert Frost, Two Tramps In Mud Time, 1926

 

 

 

 

 

Candid Photography: When A Bee Have Sunbathing

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I was busy taking pictures of Freesia flowers when I saw one big bee was flying around from one flower to another one. I am not quite sure whether this bee is sort of Western honey bee (European honey bee).

Finally she landed on one flower for collecting nectar. I was observing her whilst standing still nearby. I then decided to approach her closely.

 “Hello there. What are you doing?” I whispered to the bee.

Sunbathing Bee

"Look at you! The buds all over your body!"

I squatted down and observed still.

Sunbathing Bee

"You are not finish yet, eh, are you?"

I decided to leave her on her own for a while and took some pictures of the flowers around without giving too much noise. I just didn’t want to disturb her.

Then I came back to check her…

Sunbathing Bee

"Oh! You are tired. I bet you are full right now. Enjoy the sunbathing, mate!"

When I was enjoying her sleeping then she started to move and all of sudden I saw her stood up right in front of me!

Sunbathing Bee

"What are you doing here? Are you stalking on me? Are you taking a candid picture of me?" asked the bee to me.

It was the first day in March 2012. Welcome to the spring!

*Camera: Kodak Easy Share C713

Hi, Beautiful! What is Your Name?

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Hi, beautiful! What is your name? Is it Bird cherry?

My Bird Cherry

Are you Bird Cherry flowers?

I’ve been browsing on internet in order to find out the name of this flower. I ended up on a website called The Flower Expert and under ‘types of flowers’ tab and ‘wild flowers’ category, I found a similar look like this flower called Bird cherry or Prunus padus in Latin.

My Bird Cherry

Bird Cherry (?)

I remember one time when I was trying to eat its fruit back few months ago. I was so curious at the time. Unfortunately it tasted so bitter as it is said on that article. So don’t try this at home!

My Bird Cherry

Small and beautiful

I still am not so sure yet whether I am right about this flower. But despite its confusing name or genus, I hope that everybody enjoys the pictures.

My Bird Cherry

Whatever your name is called, I still enjoy it

 Spring 2012. Kodak Easy Share C713.

Foliage: Life After Death

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“Life after death”, that is my description of spring. It is just wonderful to see the tiny little foliage come out from the branches marking that the spring is here! It is such a pleasant feeling to experience it.

I wish everybody is having a good and warm week ahead! 🙂

My Foliage*

My Foliage*

My Foliage*

My Foliage*

My Foliage*

Camera: Kodak Easy Share C713

Crocus Flowers are Welcoming Spring

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Freesia. Yes, this flower has wowed many friends of mine when I posted its picture on Facebook two days ago. Some of them asked me what that flower is called and whether they are a family of tulip. Unfortunately I couldn’t answer any of those question because I really didn’t know its name and family. I made a promise to find it out later at the supermarket since lots of plants seeds been selling due to the spring is coming. So I went to ASDA supermarket and finally found its seeds there and from now on I know what the flower is called! It is Freesia Crocus!

My Freesia Flowers

This image of mine that stood out among others

Soon after I came home I browsed on internet to find it out more about this flower.

My Freesia Flowers

White Freesia flowers. I called it Three Sweet Girls.

According to an article on eHow: What is the Meaning of Freesia Flower, this flower is native to Africa and named after Friedrich Heinrich Theodor Freese, a German physician.

My Freesia Flowers

Purple Freesia Flowers

This flower is a symbol of multiple sentiments such as friendship, innocence, thoughtfulness, perseverance and being high-spirited. Also this flower is one of the most fragrant flowers and so used in perfumes, bath oils, soaps, lotions, scented oil, etc.

My Freesia Flowers

A group of Mauve Freesia Flowers

 The pattern of this flower is known as ‘zygomorphic‘.

My Freesia Flowers

Its pattern known as ‘zygomorphic’

This flower is a sign to me that spring is already under way!

My Freesia Flowers

A Yellow Freesia Flower

*Camera: Kodak Easy Share C713