April 25, 2021



beautiful skies and flowers. And really great wildlife in your last mosaic. My favorites the moose and spoonbills. :)

John's Island

Hi Sallie, In my "comments awaiting moderation" I see two comments from you yesterday afternoon. Both only have one word, "test" ... so I thought I would stop by and ask you to try again. I look forward to your comments as they are usually exceptionally kind and thoughtful. John


No, I didn’t not correctly guess the states, but enjoyed the photo collages regardless, Sallie. The lone dandelion did stand out in that grouping of daisies, just a misunderstood wildflower. Yes, it is amazing that a mattress can arrive as you described and perhaps for our next one as the current one is relatively new at 3 years. We are also getting rainy days and very windy ones. I know you are looking forward to some future road trips when you mentioned the camper.


Your puzzles were amusing. I guessed Florida right! Our Ikea mattress for our attic guest room came rolled up like that -- we even brought it home in our car. I sometimes wonder if we can ever get it out of there.

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Michelle Banks

We are getting rain we need too Sallie....

John's Island

Hi Sallie, I was looking at your Archive and see that you’ve been a blogger a few years longer than my 10 years. Over my time in the blogosphere I’ve discovered many, many blogs but not so often do I find one that’s put together as well as yours. You simply do a superior job with the arrangement, the photos, and your descriptions. Congrats on publishing a fine blog. We share the joy of snapping photos along our journey to share on our blogs. When I saw your picture of the little daisies (and one dandelion) I smiled. Last week, on a walk down by the waterfront, I sat for a while at a bench looking out over Puget Sound. I happened to look down and noticed a whole bunch of those little daisies, almost exactly like your photo, so I snapped it and will probably share it on a future post. Like you, I can’t call them weeds. I would say, maybe more like … sparks of joy. We all need to take to heart the words near the top of your home page, “It is not so much the destination as the voyage itself that matters.” Best regards from Seattle. John

JM Illinois U.S.A.

Greetings and Salutations! What a neat thing to do a collage! Have a nice day. Stay safe.


Beautiful collection of photos.
Take care.

Villroses hage

A dandelion, no doubt :)
Happy Weekend!


Hello Sallie,

Beautiful sky images and I love all the flowers and blossoms. Is that a dandelion mixed in with the daisies. The critters and birds are wonderful sightings. The moose is cool and I love the Roseate Spoonbill, Green heron and the Big horned sheep. Great photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, enjoy your weekend! PS, thank you for the visit and comment.

riitta k

Esutiful collages - happy Firstof May Sallie!

A ShutterBug Explores

Gorgeous series of photos ~ the skies are awesome ~ the macro floral shots are elegant ~ love the critter photos ~ Xo

Happy Weekend to you ~

Living moment by moment,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Sharon Wagner

It's been cloudy here too. My favorite was the top right sun. I'm a sun and moon kind of gal.



My Corner of the World

You had way too much fun putting this post together! Your archives are full of wonderful jewels :)

Thanks for being a part of 'My Corner of the World' this week!

Peter B.

Hey, I got 3 out of 4. Not bad. Beautiful photos! I so wish we would get some rain down here...

Amy Franks

Nice to see nature and life coming out of hibernation in your part of the world. I didn't guess the states though sorry.


love that mosaic of soft blue flowers


It's a new world Sallie getting our mattresses plus in the mail :) Beautiful photos! I'm looking forward to taking some trips. I'm happy with our short ones lately.


Yes, rain is good, in moderate amounts with plenty of sunshine in between - perfect weather in my book. Gorgeous photos from your four states. Dandelions pop up everywhere just now, don't they?


I could dream of being in each of the places you shared and seeing so many colorful flowers, no such thing as weeds. Those mattresses are a hoot to watch expand. Glad it's comfortable.


Love your favorite state photos. I hope to be able to visit 2 of them - Colorado and Oregon - within the next 2 months. Also spotted the dandelion among the other wildflowers. It reminds me of my dad. He loved dandelion greens in his salad. We had to gather a mess of greens each spring.


beautiful photos of spring


Beautiful sky, bird and animal photos.
I think the plant is a Hellebore.

handmade by amalia

Beautiful photos! This really is the nicest time of year.

Little Wandering Wren

Hello from Thailand Sallie where our rains are here early I wish I could send you some! Your neighbourhood looks lovely bursting into spring. Happy days!
Wren x


La lluvia es fuente de vida y es bastante necesaria para la Naturaleza.

Vivo en una zona que no es muy frecuente la llluvia y ahora llevamos dos días que está lloviendo intendamente. A ver si se consigue abastecer los pantanos, que tanta falta va a hacer para cuando llegue el verano.

Son muy bellas las fotografías que has aportado en tu entrada.

Que tengas un hermoso día.


I wonder if the green flowered plant is a hellebore. Wonderful photos of Spring and thoughts of future travel.

Lady Fi

What gorgeous spring flowers!

Lisa | Handmade in Israel

Enjoy your new matress. What a great way to have it delivered. Love the photo of the "odd one out" wildflower.


Sallie, I believe that green flowers plant is called "Bells of Ireland" It is very pretty!

Love your four-state photo collage--I guessed Colorado and Oregon and Florida but wasn't sure about the fourth although I agree after seeing your answer.


Great collages, I loved the wildflower collage especially. Spring is beautiful!!

ellen b.

Wonderful collages. We finally got the rain the last couple days and I'm happy not to have to water myself. That flower looks like a Lenten Rose (Hellebore) but I'm not an expert. Hope your last week of April is a good one!

Lavender Dreams

I thought I saw a Florida pic sneaked in there! I hope you get to plan some trips and have some fun! It's beautiful down here right now but we are watching for the arrival of the love bugs...bah hum bug! heehee! Enjoy your week!

Iris Flavia

Future trips sounds great!!!

Oh, yes, I dread removing our matress in some time, too...
Oh, I do take the flower before it turns yellow (once in a while), blow all seeds off and make a wish.


Gillena Cox

Lovely wildflowers. Enjoyed all your photos today. I am at #11 on the linky today



Thank you for sharing. Wonderful captures. I enjoyed reading.
Have a good week. Stay healthy.

Happy MosaicMonday


Hello, Sallie

Beautiful images and mosaics! I love the sky shots and the beautiful birds. Colorado, Oregon and Washington and Florida are all beautiful states. We ordered an online mattress, it is neat to see it pop up after the plastic is removed. Take care, enjoy your day! Have a great new week!


Bonjour Sallie : in French, the green flower is named "héllébore". I have the same in my garden. They become green when the flowers are at the end of the flowering. Before, they are white, pink more or less dark. Thanks a lot for your message. I'll answer soon ! Amitiés.


Sallie - it seems a number of people are starting to make travel plans, or at least think about them. We are in that category too - thinking about a trip to Europe in October/November to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Fingers crossed! Thanks for the quizzes in your post today - was it a dandelion that doesn't belong? Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!


Me encantaron las flores y como tu no puedo llamarlas malas hierbas. Te mando un beso


I got all but one, I had guessed California...All lovely photos...I love the odd ball flower. I forgot about your new trailer...hope you get to use it soon. Have a great week.


Of course I spotted the ones from Florida easy enough - all gorgeous photos. I want to know more about the mattress. Seriously, I hate my mattress and it's not even that old but it's a big heavy pillow top that I can't even flip over like the old days. I'm glad to hear trips are already in the planning stages!


Hello from North Idaho, sure some amazing photo. My oldest son live in Oregon and my youngest one in Washington.
Found your blog though Iris.
If you have time stop in for a cup of coffee

William Kendall

Beautiful sky views!

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