Seasons of the year, orbed

Images from each season of the year we have just passed through…

branches and clouds
Winter.  “Branches and clouds”



sun and cloud balloon orb
Early spring.  “Balloon over the front yard”  Taken during Belén’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Rally

Dove on the ark in the sun
Early spring.  “Dove on the ark with branches”


apple blossoms orb
Spring.  “Apple blossoms against fence”


swallowtail orb
Summer.  “Swallowtail in Desert Willow”


summer solstice day lilies
Summer.  “Summer Solstice day lilies”


rose of sharon orb
Mid Summer.  “Rose of Sharon in full bloom”


salvia orbed
Late Summer.  “Autumn salvia blossoms”


wrinkled mulberry
Early fall.  “Wrinkled leaf”


crispy dw leaves
Fall.  “Dried desert willow leaves”


garlic half orb
Early winter.  “Garlic for cooking dinner”



Author: Rising Over the Smoke

Rising Over the Smoke is me looking for larger patterns, hidden meanings in what goes on all around us. The world gets more conflicted and confused from one year to the next, or so it seems. Some days life feels fresh, open, energized, connected, others more nuanced, confused, distanced, lethargic. To me writing is a way of exploring my place, and perhaps that of others. I am Baha’i, thus my thoughts are affected by my faith. Beliefs include independent investigation of truth, equality of men and women, the essential harmony between science and religion, that there is one God from whom all the world’s religions spring, that we diverse humans are all of one family. The Baha’i Faith is unlike other existing world religions as it does not claim to be the only “true” path or religion. The Baha’i Faith acknowledges all sacred traditions and religions as equal.

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