Trunk slide for squirrels

I’ve been seeing interesting trees this month. The variety of trees is endless, so it makes sense that there would be an array of trunk shapes. But I didn’t know the extent of how tree trunks can bend, stretch, and create new shapes like they do.

What seems simple and obvious doesn’t register until you start to wonder. Then, seeing it multiple times and wondering why it is the way it is, it begins to make sense. Ohhhhhhhhh.

When I’m in nature, I cannot not marvel at God’s creations. The colors, shapes, textures, sights, and its variety are spectacular. Its beauty is unmatched.

God has made them to bless and teach us.

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this? In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.” Job 12:7-10

Wouldn’t this be an exciting tube slide for squirrels or any small animal? Weeeeeeeeee

I hope you get a chance to wonder at some strange or common things you see in nature. It could be flowers or weeds cheering you on your walk to the parking lot or the little patch of garden outside your house. It’s all around us! This COVID-19 staying home thing is making me rethink how to fill my day and what I need most.

Flower of the day: June 19, 2020

Fluffiest dandelion I’ve ever seen

This fluffy dandelion was a fun find on our mini park walk. I wish the dandelion image showed more vividly against the background. But the sun was at its brightest this afternoon and this feathery dandelion blended into its surroundings.

I messed around with different filters to get a more focused image, but they either washed it out or made it too orange-y. Vignette filter looked the best, probably because of its dark edges.

Vignette filter
Cartoon and vignette filters

This is the cartoon and vignette filter. You can see the full, fluffy outline of the dandelion. I was determined to show its perfect sphere.

Thank you Cee for hosting this challenge! Have a great start to the weekend.