The deep hues of blueberries and raspberries
stored up for a winter morning
The super-speedy flash of pink and magenta on the bikepath
The spark of a good conversation
The green come-hither of the poison ivy under the railroad car
The power of old paint to still catch an eye
Mullein in the sky
The incredible buzzing of paper wasps,
finding a creative home for their nest
Sunsugar tomatoes, so perfectly named, sugar from the sun
And the gift of a hibiscus bloom, so ridiculous in its Sunday-Hat-dinner-plate, over-the-top size and color, screaming out joy and hallelujah from its simple green stalk, waving its alien pistil and stamen like it has something glorious to share.
And it does!