Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Spring Things - Art Me Up Buttercup

The weather gets more extreme and scarier.  As I write this post, the death toll from the tornadoes of the past several days stand at over 29.

I was in North Carolina barely two weeks ago, before this weather outbreak.  Now, as I write this, parts of North Carolina not that far from where I took these pictures are under a tornado warning.

I'd like to think back to that trip, earlier in April, before the tornadoes came, when we toured the outdoor exhibits at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh.  Some of the exhibits were intentional, made by man.  Others were there, waiting to be appreciated, brought to us by Mother Nature.

Dogwoods bloomed by a lake.
 Legs in pink sneakers, made by man, and below a dogwood.  Which do you like better?
Can you see it? In the lower right hand corner?
Violets, at the edge of the woods.
And finishing up with a buttercup.

Nature.  Beautiful and deadly. Two sides of the world we live in.  We won't see dogwoods for another few weeks here in upstate New York where I live, so I appreciated the chance to see them in North Carolina.  But, the severe weather, that's something that is not our turn - yet.

This is my last post of the April Ultimate Blog Challenge.  Next month, what do I have in store for you?

You'll just have to come back daily to see.


  1. Beautiful pictures! But I hate even hearing about the people killed by tornadoes or other natural disasters. It's so sudden and shocking! It was great seeing you around during this UB challenge. Hope to see you next time!

  2. It's hard to imagine how something so mysteriously beautiful can be washed up by nature's beasts. Thank you for sharing these beautiful spring pictures.
    Dorit Sasson
    Giving a Voice to Your Story

  3. Beautiful! I hope there would be less damage or hopefully the tornado would go away

  4. Hey Alana

    Isn't it ironical that something so beautiful can also lead to so much ugliness? Nature is - indeed - the greatest enigma of life :-(

    But it's wonderful to find you focusing on the 'good', while still praying for those who were affected by the 'bad' #HUGSSSS (My heart goes out to the victims and their loved ones. :( )

    You are clearly a beautiful soul...and I LOVE that buttercup ;)

    BEST wishes

    PS: Congratulations on completing this challenge. Muaah

  5. What a gorgeous selection of pictures Alana! I love the little buttercup at the end.
    Natural disasters seem to be on the increase and it's a very scary thought!


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