Breathing Space: May 2010
Highland Mills, New York
Beautiful butterfly on a lilac tree I planted in my garden.

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Fuchsia Tulip
Strathmore, Alberta, Canada
Vibrant and ablaze with color, the center of this dark pink tulip brought me many days of visual pleasure!

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Water droplet
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Refreshing, crisp, clean...extreme beauty can be found in a water droplet on a pretty flower.

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Rocky beach
Tulum, Mexico
Tulum is a Mayan settlement that flourished from 1200 A.D. until the arrival of the Spanish. The Tulum ruins are the third-most-visited archaeological site in Mexico after Teotihuacan and Chichen Itza. It is located just 120 kilometers south of the popular beach resort of Cancun on the Yucatan Peninsula. I took this picture as I stood on a cliff overlooking the beautiful turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea.

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Tropical flowers
Christchurch, New Zealand
This photo was taken at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens. There was so much beauty to behold around every bend!

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Fonthill, Ontario, Quebec, Canada
On a beautiful sunny morning this past Easter, I walked through the woods to the pond. There were geese, buds, the sun—and then there was this strikingly beautiful tree. I forgot about everything else and enjoyed it.

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Red tulips
Snellville, Georgia
Bird of Paradise flower
Carlsbad, California
I remember the silly song about birds of paradise by Little Jimmy Dickens, but I had never seen the actual flower until a recent visit to the Chopra Center in Carlsbad, California. It's amazing how vibrant, beautiful and birdlike they really are, but I would not want one to go up my nose!

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Road in the mountains
On a drive to Munnar. There still are so many wonderful places and things to experience in India—no wonder so many outsiders wanted at least a piece of her throughout her long history of thousands of years!

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Hibiscus flower
This photo was taken while on vacation in Trinidad—it's a hibiscus flower swaying in the wind. I love the bright blue sky against the warm white clouds. I love nature—it's all natural, no posing.

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Ferndale, Washington
One person's weed is another person's glorious field of color/salad/greens/potential for wine.

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Colorful flowers
St. Paul, Minnesota
When is color not a color? When it's so intense, color becomes a flavor. I call this "Fruit Chews." Take a bite and enjoy!

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Flower Bud
Carmel, California
Every bud around this one had grown heavy because of the rain and was bent over. This one seemed to perk up and drink it in!

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Wild flowers
Cedar Key, Florida
I took this picture when a friend and I were visiting Cedar Key. My car broke down and we had to spend the night because there was one mechanic and he had gone home. We spent the rest of the day and next driving around taking pictures. This is my favorite—the passion flower!

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Moss-covered rock
Nooksack River, Mt. Baker Wilderness, WA
How beautifully the moss, the tree root and the light embrace this rock.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
With a smile on my face, I took pictures of this ladybug as it traveled through a pine tree in my back yard. Wonderful little creatures, ladybugs are universal symbols of many things including good luck, love and protection.

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Ogunquit, Maine
This photo of the beautiful Maine coast was taken on one of our Girls Getaways to Ogunquit, Maine. Just breathtaking!

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Field of flowers
Skopje, Macedonia
What's wrong with me? I am so different!

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Fruit Trees
Woodward, Oklahoma
Ah! Nectar. The fruit trees on our ranch bloom for such a short time. I don't get to enjoy them too much, so my daughter and I set out to get some pictures. The bee was a bonus!

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