It took me some time to get back into the groove of taking photos of my 'normal' everyday life. Maybe I was still stuck in Big Sur, or maybe it was because I was still trying to get over that wicked crud I picked up before or while we were on vacation. But thankfully, that lack of stimulation I felt didn't continue to influence the entire month.
After what I went through to get home from California, believe me, I was happy to be back in familiar surroundings. One thing we noticed upon our homecoming was the metamorphosis that took place in our yard while we were away for 9 days. The waist-high grass aside, so many beautiful trees, bushes, and flowers were in bloom. A dogwood tree, a blazing neon pink azalea bush, iris', phlox, & buttercups......you name it! Once the yard was mowed (with the help of an awesome neighbor!) it was so exciting to walk around and discover the new life springing up everywhere.
Because inspiration was located right outside my back door - although unintentional - the theme for the month became FLOWERS. Which over the next few months may just be reoccurring since I love them so much. And because I have a splendid new NC Wildflower Hike Book that points us to the good stuff!! Either way, I am thrilled that I am back to my old ways where taking photos seems like less of a chore, and more of a necessity.
1. Ocean Wave Cave, 2. View from my Window, 3. What My Morning View Looks Like, 4. Pinkest, 5. Eat Pray Love, 6. I Voted, 7. Sepia Blooms, 8. Sickly, 9. Cody Bo-Bodie, 10. A piece of Cali, 11. Pattern, 12. Moses Poses, 13. Dogwood Blooms, 14. Wild Iris, 15. Keepsake, 16. Phlox, 17. Follow That Sign......., 18. Side-by-Side, 19. Buttercup's, 20. New Couch = Big Hit, 21. Here Comes the Choo-Choo, 22. Backyard Textures, 23. Pending Re Upholstery, 24. Grandfather Mountain behind Price Lake, 25. Jack-in-the-Pulpit, 26. Post Re Upholstery, 27. Wildflower Contrast, 28. Purple Striped Iris, 29. Din-Din, 30. Flame Azalea, 31. I Love Gifts in the Mail: Sian
*Clicking on the above links will take you to larger photo in Flickr*
~My Favorites from MAY~
123. View form my Window
128. Sepia Blooms
133. Moses Poses
142. Here Comes the Choo-Choo
149. Purple Striped Iris