City Sonnet’s Colors and Letters Challenge: May 22, 2021: Poppy Red

This poppy seems to have a bit of yellow in it, creating something that’s rather orange BUT it is still a poppy!
This red rose seems to have an inner light that makes it glow.
When it comes to a deep, rich red, the gerbera daisy certainly rises to the occasion!
I’d be remiss if I didn’t give a nod to the red delicious apple!

Alive & Trekking’s Which Way Photo Challenge: May 22, 2021

There’s a little robin on the trail with me.
Iconic signage on a rare grey day in Hollywood. Taken with my old Canon Powershot A1100
Another from the archives. Hollywood Blvd bustles at night. Note Egyptian Theatre and Scientology building.

Ragtag Daily Prompt: Swing

Another day, another ball! Or rather, it was another night, another ball. Princess Pirouette’s social calendar was so crowded that she was forced into the uncomfortable position of declining invitations. Sometimes she would attend two balls in one night. Poor GarGar! His days were filled with important business, such as training recruits or attending Privy Council meetings. He found that his reserves of energy were being sorely tapped, and often, he would ask Pirouette to go by herself to whatever function was on the calendar that day. She was only too happy to oblige. She found GarGar to be an average dance partner at best. Oh, he could swing her on his arm like the best of them, but when it came to grace of movement, she found him wanting.

Molting Cicadas: May 22, 2021

During the day, we see their dried-out exoskeletons. The later we see them buzzing lazily through the air. The first thing they do when they crawl out of the ground is molt. They find a good spot where they can latch on with no effort and then emerge from their outer casing. It’s an amazing process.

What we see in the morning.
How vulnerable they look- almost comical. I think those yellow structures on the side are their unfolded wings.
Getting there!
Free at last!

Cee’s FOTD Challenge: May 22, 2021

I found this interesting wild orchid growing in my front yard the other day.
I found this interesting stuff growing around a patch of little blue irises. I don’t know if they are a type of iris?