Tag Archives: rain

Bumblebee with white flower pollen



This bumblebee was so rude,

His or her behind facing outwards,

Entrenched deep into the blossom.

White pollen dusting its yellow

and black stripes.


Photo taken

by reocochran.


In my  five years of blogging,

I have met numerous dear

friends who have “grandies,”

which is an affectionate way

of labeling grandchildren.

Using a sense of humor to notice

in white flower bloom, there’s

a bee’s “bum” covered with pollen.

Kids find this amusing and silly! 

There are a long list of words

as a Nana, I have learned

to “never” say in front of

those “listening ears!”

Those inquiring

minds are on 

the lookout!

The other 

words for


are ones

you may have

to find





You are to me ~

the bee’s knees!

💚 🐝 💚

Thanks, everyone who show

patience in my tardy replies

and my late arrivals to

your lovely posts.

💮 🌻 🌸

Colorful umbrellas at Conservatory


Pink tulips,

Yellow tulips,

Purple hyacinths,

Marley and Landen,

Purple, yellow, pastel

colored umbrellas.

Hands across the water,

fingers wishing to dabble

while Nana takes pictures

children’s Mom Trista says,

“We all just washed our hands

and are taking elevator to the 

main floor and heading out 

to eat at a restaurant.”

Kid’s other parent says typical

Dad’s funny thing,

“For crying out loud!” 

As I have to laugh, 

since my Dad used 

to say exact same thing to 

my two brothers and me! 

Photo and words sharing 

family event with you!

Happy Spring!

Storm’s  a’brewing


The billowing, 



are preparing

to let loose of 

snow, sleet or rain.

This great photograph

was sent to me from my son,

James Matthew. 

My family think of me,

from years of watching clouds

While we either laid on a picnic

blanket or our beach towels,

during swimming pool 

breaks or rest periods.

Are you able to “read” 

upcoming weather conditions?

Wasp on pink hibiscus flower



This pink flowered bush is on the

border of an alley which we walk

all the time between my apartment

and the St. Mary’s playground.

The rain burst into tears

like a typical summer




Wasps are almost as

important as bees, in their

spreading pollen from

flower to flower.

x x x x x x x x

Flower with wasp
photo and thoughts
by Robin.

~ * ~

Beetle in the raindrops flower



This is the week of nature,

bugs, flying and crawling,

farm scene, thistles and weeds.

I like having a “focus” so it just

doesn’t seem aimless in

poetic or thoughtful

words and photos.

Let me know at the

end of the week,

if anything





~ the week in this

case is 8/9 – 8/16 ~

as my dear grandson

jokes to his older

brother, “You aren’t

the Boss of me!”

So, if you don’t


thanks for


❤ ❤


I cannot resist

reminding you

of two of my favorite songs,

“Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head”

by B.J. Thomas, 1969. This was

background scene song from

when Paul Newman is

riding a bicycle in the

film, “Butch Cassidy and

the Sundance Kid.”

“Rain” by the Beatles, 1966.

This is considered the strongest

“B” side label song, written by

John Lennon, Paul McCartney.

The “A” side was

“Paperback Writer.”

Awhile back I blogged

about seasonal subjects

of rain, rainy, storm and

stormy weather.

Wildflowers send greetings



Sunny yellow wipes her brow

and salutes those who have to

work outdoors in Summer.

Pink tinted lavender fresh with

pollen and a touch of morning dew

sighs, “Hope you find a cool

place to put up your leaves

and rest your weary bones.”

The white pious daisy who

keeps her gentle nature

despite dry root conditions,

wishes for farms and gardens~

“Buckets full of sprinklings and

cooler evening temperatures!”

.~. ~. ~.

What’s up in your “neck of the woods?”

Any new changes in weather, crops

plants, insects or butterflies?


Photograph taken by Robin,

whimsical words by author,

Flowers are purple coneflowers,

Daisy and a variation of

Black-eyed Susan’s.

Thank you for

the time you

took to visit.


Columbine’s delicate details



Gentle, delicate flower

named Columbine,

fares well through early

flowering season, holding

on to her petals while morning’s

rain poured down. The backdrop

of woods “bows out” of the picture,

allowing her the center of attention.

*** *** *** ***

photo taken in friend’s garden,

shared by Robin Cochran.

Columbine has more serious

and solemn story behind

the name, a school,

but today we are

grateful for grace.