present

For the Daily Prompt: present.

Our Rhody Fest is in May, with the Grand Parade, tricycle races, the bed race, and my Sunrise Rotary “Running of the Balls”. But I took this photograph two days ago: this rhododendron is not going to wait for May. No time like the present and in full bloom in February and gorgeous. A touch, a promise, harbinger of spring!

gold

For the Daily Prompt: rube.

I am thinking of Rube Goldberg, here: https://www.rubegoldberg.com/education/. I think of his fabulously complicated drawings of imaginative machines.

And the gold is these cousins, of very different ages, interacting and having a wonderful time.  Taken in 2006 at Lake Matinenda.