Love the contrasts of color and texture – delicate flowers and hard surfaces – in these images.
All of this is good distraction from bad politics. I think of this as the year that decency died. The candidates who have talked in the most calm, rational, and reasonable voices (regardless of party or platform) have received the least support, and those who act and speak in ways that would get my son grounded until he is 18 have the most support. People may be angry, but the Good Book says, "In your anger do not sin." Oh yeah; a few verses later it states, "Do not let unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.... Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you." (taken from Ephesians 4:26-32) I am embarrassed that all those nasty campaigners claim to be Christians!
Back to my distractions at . . .