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Creative Juice #253

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Creative Juice #253

Funny stuff. Pretty stuff. Serious stuff.

  • Some of these will make you laugh and some will make you cry, but it’s all good.
  • Writers, should you write a cozy mystery?
  • Did you ever have a great idea, get started on it, take a break from it, and feel guilty about never getting back to it? Sometimes you just gotta let go.
  • Nathalie escorts us on a tour featuring murals in Jersey City.
  • More murals; these are from Montreal. (FYI, Norm no longer coordinates Thursday Doors. Go to No Facilities for those now.)
  • How to say no. Why to say no.
  • Love flowers? You’re gonna love these photos.
  • Black artists (and artists of color) lack the opportunities their white counterparts enjoy.
  • You might enjoy this Instagrammer’s paintings for World Watercolor Month.
  • You have to see these amazing crochet projects. (I’ll pass on the broccoli hat, but I want almost everything else.)
  • The most beautiful gifs I’ve ever seen. Depending on your internet connection, they might take a few moments to load, but hang on, they’re worth it.
  • A sculptor abandons metal in favor of fabric.

Wordless Wednesday/ Flower of the Day: Tecoma Yellow Bells

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tecoma

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Wordless Wednesday/ Flower of the Day: Red Bird of Paradise

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red bird of paradise
red bird of paradise

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Wordless Wednesday/ Flower of the Day: Hibiscus

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hibiscus 1
hibiscus 2

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Wordless Wednesday/ Flower of the Day: Rose

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Rose

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Wordless Wednesday/ Flower of the Day: Roses

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Roses

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Wordless Wednesday/ Flower of the Day: Cactus Flower

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Cactus flower

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Wordless Wednesday/ Flower of the Day: One Perfect Vinca

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Vinca

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Smell the Roses

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Smell the Roses

Sunday, for Mother’s Day, my daughter Katie suggested we visit the Rose Garden at Mesa Community College. We’ve gone there together before, and it’s always fun to photograph and enjoy the 9,000 rose bushes. We made it about halfway through the five-acre garden.

We were there from about 11:00 until 12:15. Although it was a bright, sunny day, some parts of the garden are shady. The blooms ranged from closed buds to full-blown blossoms and everywhere in between. This time I was most attracted to the orangey roses (several different varieties), so that’s why they’re so over-represented in the photographs below. If you want to see more colors, click on the link in the paragraph above.

If you look closely, you may discover a visitor or two.

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I have no idea what this lovely tree is. Do you know?
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This structure is a bus stop.
The mask around my neck will remind me this was taken toward the end (please!) of the pandemic. Don’t worry, we’re both vaccinated. Photo by Katie Huelsenbeck

I’m also counting this post as a Flower-of-the-Day entry.

Wordless Wednesday/ Flower of the Day: Poppies

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Poppy
Poppies

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