Sunday Stills: You’ve Got a Friend

Terri Webster Schrandt’s Sunday Stills this week is to share photos of friends.

My grand-nieces Frances (age 3) and Sylvia (age 4) are cousins and (usually) friends. They play together frequently because both live in Madison. Their dolls are also their friends. 20180630_172928Marcia and Dee are two friends from my church. We had dinner together in Evanston before attending a piano recital at Northwestern University.20180526_195428Finally, who’s a better friend than one’s spouse? Usually, anyway! Here are the two of us in a selfie taken at Mader’s Restaurant in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Ending with the James Taylor classic “You’ve Got a Friend.”


Sunday Stills: A Plant’s Life in the Desert

For the first time, I am participating in the challenge Sunday Stills by Terry Webster Schrandt.  The theme for this week is A Plant’s Life.

Having recently been in the Southwest and because I love the desert, I am featuring the life of desert plants.  Of course, different plants are found in the desert than elsewhere, because they must be adapted to dry conditions. In southern Arizona rises the mighty saguaro cactus, the “tree of life” of the Sonoran Desert.

Saguaro National Park West, Tucson, Arizona

The yucca plant is ubiquitous all over the desert areas of the Southwest.

Blooming yucca in Sedona, Arizona

Yucca in the Painted Desert, Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona (click on image to see it larger).

Flowering bush, New Mexico