Willy Nilly Friday 5 #59

Willy Nilly Friday 5

1. Yesterday I shared a photo from Mirror Lake (at the botanical garden). Here’s another one from that area.

Mirror Lake

2. After Mirror Lake I walked to the Enchanted Garden, but felt some of the enchantment was missing. Then I saw this!

Rhododendron blossom

3. Here’s a fun project at the garden this year–frames mounted near scenic views, prompting participants to shoot and share their photos. Pictured is the Japanese Garden.

4. Two more unexpected blossoms, and I liked the tangle of branches here.

5. As I headed out of the garden, I saw a pair of sun dogs (parhelia–a bright spot in the sky appearing on either side of the sun, formed by refraction of sunlight through ice crystals high in the earth’s atmosphere).

That’s all the randomness for this week. Linking to:

Skywatch Friday and


Wednesday Randomness

It is Wednesday, right? I feel like I’ve ridden the Tilt-a-Whirl at the carnival, pulled in so many directions. I did the final proofing on my devotional this morning, ended up deleting 100+ words and tightening up the rest and finally hit “send.” Here are my random thoughts for today:

1. Hubby will be so surprised when he gets home and sees this: 


Pineapple Coconut Angel Food Cake

I found a 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple and an angel food cake mix languishing in the cabinet. I added 3/4 cup of shredded coconut and a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Stirred it all together, poured into the cake pan and baked at 350F for 50 minutes. The kitchen smelled so good, the aroma made me hungry. I’m thinking DINNER. Or afternoon SNACK. 

2. Jae got his cast off Monday. He now wears a brace and will have a couple weeks of physical therapy. His lost Star Wars light saber was found inside the cast. Boys!

3. Last week I was at my daughter’s house. I left the room (and my iPhone) for ONE MINUTE. Teenagers! LOL Love you, Miss P.

When I got home, I found pictures of just about every family member on there. Oh, they were having fun with that! I like that the captures are impromptu, no posing–or hiding from the camera. 

4. I captured a wee bit of a sun dog (parhelion–new word for me!) at the park one afternoon.

5. I read this quote on someone’s blog, but forgot where I saw it.
“Look and you will find it. What is unsought will go undetected.” Sophocles
When I think of the wonders I do see, I can’ t help but wonder what I’m missing. Let’s keep our eyes open (and camera in hand) there’s always something to discover.