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August Break – August 9th

Mexican Bird of Paradise

In the summertime, when the temperatures spend weeks in the 100 degree plus ranges, these fiery bushes pop out with a blaze of color.  They’re evergreen, but seem to take to the heat really well.

I love them for the bursts of color they create.  This particular bush is in our neighbor’s yard across the street.  I can sit on our couch and see it from our front window. 

They attract hummingbirds, too.  We have hummingbirds everywhere around our house.  This morning, as I walked out of the house, I could hear several of them scolding the neighbor cats that laze around our front yard.

I’m participating in Susannah Conway’s August Break project:

The plan is: you simply share  one photo  (or more!) per day on your blog – Monday to Friday, or every  day .Or whenever you feel moved to share. Using any camera – DSLR, compact,  Polaroid,  Holga, iPhone (my  choice), Instax, film or digital – with or  without words –  anything goes! – for the whole of August.  No pressure  – just looking at August through  your camera lens as a  way to be more  present this summer. And to have a  little break from  the pressures and  expectations of regular (wordy) blogging.

There are NO RULES, people! Just sunshine (hopefully) and a bit of fun. And lots of lovely photos to look at.

If you’d like to join, follow this link:  http://www.susannahconway.com/page/2/

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