Friday, July 31, 2009


mound, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

It finally cooled down enough yesterday evening to take a walk over to Grandmothers' Garden, where I found this pretty echinacea flower. Click on it to see it larger, and look at the detail. Nature's geometry is magical.

Thursday, July 30, 2009


singularity, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

Here's a lovely lily that I found in a cemetery in Binghamton, NY over the weekend. The plant was nearly as tall as I am!

Monday, July 27, 2009


pair, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

I found these lovely sunflowers in my aunt's garden in upstate NY this weekend, at the annual family reunion. She always has the best flowers.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


bear, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

I'm back from a week in New York state, where I had a blast at my class reunion and camped with a bunch of hippies in the woods. Well, not really, but close enough. ;)

This is the bear on the fountain in the middle of Main Street in my hometown of Geneseo, NY. I took this out the window of my car on the way out of town, and didn't notice until I uploaded my pix yesterday that the moon is right there over his head.

When the Americans beat the Russians in the Olympic hockey game in '80, there was a celebration downtown, and the bear got knocked down. As he is a symbol of the town, there was a big to-do over making sure he got repaired. Downtown sure looked empty without him. It was so nice to see him again after all these years.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

really funky fungus

really funky fungus, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

I came across this amazing fungus walking down Western Avenue in Westfield the other day. It's about the size of a human brain...



I'll be on vacation starting tomorrow. Off to the wilds of western New York again, this time with a trip to my high school reunion thrown in. Have a wonderful week, and I'll see you when I get back!

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

the roses of July

gifted, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

Every time I go to Stanley Park, there are more roses to savor, and they have yet to peak.

Mardi Gras






Tuesday, July 07, 2009

cooling his feet

cooling his feet, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

I saw this cute little boy cooling his feet in the fountain at Stanley Park yesterday, and I couldn't resist snapping his picture. My favorite part of the scene is his sneakers on the ground behind him, thrown off in haste.

Sunday, July 05, 2009

A stroll around downtown Westfield

Church Street Commons, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

It was such a lovely day yesterday, I took a stroll around downtown, enjoying the rare (of late) sunshine.



Looks like the new bridge is nearly ready; they've paved over to it already.




Mmmm, summer weather at last!





Thursday, July 02, 2009

sunny disposition

sunny disposition, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

While it may not be very sunny out today, at least these asters are cheerful! This particular type is known as Daisy Fleabane, and is purported to repel fleas, as the name implies. Apparently it doesn't repel other bugs, like the one collecting pollen here.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009


fancy, originally uploaded by Lizzie~Belle.

This is one of the lightpoles in downtown Westfield (this particular one is in front of the library). I really like how they've dressed them up with flags, banners, and flowers. It's a stark contrast to all the empty storefronts there.