Little Things #1.

Hello everyone and welcome to our first post in a new series! This one will take turns with my other series, “Art In Nature”. It should have been on Thursday of last week, but things are a bit mixed up right now with Christmas coming and new changes happening on my blog. I will be more regular once the New Year arrives. Anyway, in this series we will look at lots of different little things that we can see if we just slow down long enough to take a look around us. Just like with art in nature, it’s the same thing. There is just so much that we miss these days because we are always in a hurry, running here and there, and we miss out on so much beauty as well as some oddities in the little things around us.

This is the Bicknell’s cranesbill, a wildflower related to geraniums. It is only 1/4 inch (6mm) across, but a very beautiful little flower and an easy one to walk right past.

A slight warning though, there will be insects shown from time to time, I know some people don’t like those little critters. But they really can be quite interesting in their different shapes and colors. And so many of them are attracted to the nectar in flowers. Unfortunately some were a bit too small to get a descent picture of them. Not all the little things I show will be real tiny however. But they will generally be things that are rather inconspicuous and so are things that we can very easily walk right past without ever seeing them. Which is a shame because they can be very pretty, interesting and sometimes quite unusual looking.

This is an interesting and unusual wildflower called ‘Indian Pipe’, found generally in white and sometimes in this nice pink color which is quite rare in this area. They can get to be 6 inches (15cm) tall. Not very little, but easy to walk right past them without ever seeing them.

I have found myself walking along the path down to the river and have missed seeing something on the way down, but do manage to see it on the way back up and I wonder how I could possibly have missed it. Especially when they are not exactly hiding. So it is very easy to miss things. And when we are in a hurry, we miss even more, because we just don’t have “time” to stop and look. But always being in a hurry is not a good thing and can actually be bad for our health. Slowing down and taking some time to stop and look at some of these beautiful little things can bring a lot of enjoyment and happiness. And that can be very good for our health. Well, just a little introduction to our series today, I hope you enjoy the pictures. Have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

©2020 Steve McLeod.

24 Comments on “Little Things #1.

  1. Small things can be very beautiful in appearance ! That tiny pink flower is very pretty ! From Nixon Lake ?…hope you are able to sleep better ! ☕️☕️😴😻🎄

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  2. So what are those changes gonna be Steve?

    That alien plant in the end is beautiful 😍 and you’re right. Everyone seems to be in a hurry and got no time to stop and look around. Sigh. I’m the same.

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    • What?😳 You’re in a hurry too?🙄 Time to stop and look around a bit, or at least slow down a bit.😲 Yes, that one does look very alien and a fun one to find.🛸
      No big changes really, just small things that will pop up here and there, like this new series. Unless I get adventurous over the holidays and do a big change. We’ll have to wait and see about that one.🤔😄😸
      Have a great day Jessica!😀😺☕☕

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  3. That Indian Pipe is really unusual 🌸 but is beautiful!
    You’re very right dear Steve! We should stop sometimes and take the time to admire our surroundings! Life is too short to be always busy with work or worries!
    Have a wonderful and happy day! 😻😉

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    • Yes, that is so true Ribana! Taking the time to enjoy the beauty around us will also help to get rid of stress which then helps our health.
      It’s a beautiful day, just waiting for it to begin snowing while cleaning my apartment! Have a great day Ribana!😃😺😻🌨🌨

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  4. beautiful little things 😍😍 From the tiny pink flower to the… hey wait a minute . we dont use such pipes 😜 I wonder why is it called indian pipe😂 new year is coming, Christmas is coming 😍 and lock down too😳 I am losing patience with this corona, when there is going to be an end to this virus🤔 Wish I can shot it down 🤔 Don’t worry, have fun….most important take care…😁😁

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    • I wonder why it’s called Indian pipe too,🤔 kind of odd, someone should tell these flower people that make the names!🙄 Yes, this virus is terrible and will be around for awhile yet.😬 Now there is a new strain of this virus and it spreads more easily than the original and it’s being reported in several countries already.😲 That’s bad.😒 I will just stay home for awhile and enjoy my birds.😃 And of course Muffin.😸 And all my friends here.😁😸☕☕

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      • Ha ha that’s true😂😂 someone must tell them to stop naming weird names 😁😁 This new virus is terrible 😳🙄 be careful around 😕 I’m sad here , people take no precautions, i get real scared at times when I myself forget all the safety measure as no one follows it 😐Enjoy the birds meanwhile 😁Have a lovely day 🤗🤗🤗

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      • Oh my, don’t forget to follow the precautions, it’s important, even more with this new strain of the virus, it’s worse!😲 They now think it’s here in Canada too, not good.😬
        Yes, lots of birds around today, makes the day nice and bright! Have a great evening Simon!😃😺🌙

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      • Yes I don’t wanted to, but 🙄 I skip sometime 😳 unknowingly 😷. Leta hope it’s not spreading like it is in Britain 😕. lot of birds 😍😍 definitely a fun watching them ☺️

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      • Apparently that new strain of the virus from Britain is here in Canada now too. That’s not good.😬😷 Yes, it’s lots of fun watching all those birds!😁🐦

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