Wednesday, July 9, 2014

'Tis the Season...

...for Cockleburrs.Yes, Cockleburr season is upon us and I am once again teaming up with DH and  my handy dandy sprayer:

Yesterday we left the house early and drove for an hour to get to our designated spot:

The May rains have brought the desert to life and I managed to sneak in a few photos in between my spraying duties, :)  I wish I had my good camera with me, but I was pleasantly surprised that these turned out  as well as they did seeing as I just snapped them with my phone and the sun was glaring on the screen so it was pretty much a crap shoot. Its so easy for me to get sidetracked when I have a camera in hand. The photographer in me just can not resist the urge to capture God's little masterpieces:

I did my best to stay on track and I painted every cockleburr in my path - its my version of multitasking. :)

The thing is, one cockleburr leads to another and before I know it, I look up and I've lost sight of DH and the pickup and anything familiar.

 Or I spied something a flutter and the glint of sun-kissed wings drew me  in:

I was utterly captivated by the busy-ness taking place among these thistles:

Alas, there is work to be done, but one of these little photos will be my screen saver on my phone and it'll be a daily reminder of a lovely morning working alongside my husband and how there is beauty in everything, even a not so glamorous job of spraying cockleburrs in the desert in the summer heat. Call me crazy, but I am so thankful for mornings like this.


Nancy said...

Finding pleasure and beauty in our work and surroundings is essential for a good life. Your distractions made a task more pleasant. Enjoy life!

sherry said...

you should read these books by canadian writer "Sharon Butala"
1) the perfection of the morning
2) wild stone heart
3)coyote's morning cry
they are writen about her life and walking on the canadian plains
you would enjoy them

Jennifer said...

I hate cockle burs! Nothing worse than pulling them out of a horses tail!

Great pictures! These phones don't do a half bad job!

Alycia said...

Love the flowers and the flutter-bys ;-)

Staci said...

Wow! such beautiful photos.

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