There may be a polar vortex and frigid temperatures outside, but there are summer pictures to look at inside! Abundance was the word for July and August -- tomatoes in blossom or ripe, a well-pollenated bee, and the colorful glory of daylilies.(Or maybe this daylily was anticipating winter -- the stamen look like they are warming themselves at the fire.) Later there was the intricate design of dragonfly wings, and the wonders of the monarch life cycle.
My approach to contemplative photography --
Tell about it."
Mary Oliver in "Sometimes"
Tesserae: small cube-shaped tiles of ceramic, glass or precious stone used to make a mosaic, or in this case, brief essays on some element of lectio divina with Luke 10:38-42.