Photo Challenge & Phavorites – Smile

“Raindrops on Roses, and Whiskers on Kittens…ummm…Bunnies?”

~ Oscar Hammerstein II

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge for this week is Favorite Things. For me, as is true of most of us, God, family, and home tops the list. After these three there are hundreds of items, situations, places, that I love-the list could go on and on.

It’s pouring rain today. Most of the Northeast coast of the U.S. is experiencing rainfall. I thought it a perfect day to photograph a garden rose wearing a veil of raindrops as a favorite thing. When I went outdoors, instead of a dewy rose, the sweetest vignette presented itself: a bunny using my hanging plant as an umbrella. I think this clever bunny is guaranteed to bring you a smile.

Photo Challenges – Nature with a touch of Man

“Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.” ~Epictetus

On our recent winter nature walk we came upon this arch crafted by some creative tree trimmers. I love the way they fashioned the arch to fit back into the surface of the smooth tree trunk.

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” ~Arthur Ashe