365/Day 54

Strength and Longevity This Rosewood tree (or Tipuana Tipu) is about seventy-five years old, according to tree experts. It’s in our backyard and today it got a thorough trimming in preparation for the spring and summer months. Come May and June, it will be full of tiny yellow flowers that make a real mess when they fall. By July they’ll be gone, and we’ll get to enjoy the tree’s wonderful shade during the hot days of summer. Without the excess branches we can see its massive trunk dwarfing everything around it, including our house…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds

This week’s photo challenge asks us to share photos using the Rule of Thirds. Well, I’ll drink to that! 😉


Brazilian soccer fan holds a very large cup of beer during a World Cup match.


The vines had just begun to bloom in the Chianti region of Italy. Soon they’d become delicious wine.