Showing posts with label flowers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label flowers. Show all posts

Unexpected Purple

There, just behind the house they waited to be appreciated.  





Walking with Nature







Song of the Flower ~ Kahlil Gibran

  
I am a kind word uttered and repeated
By the voice of Nature;
I am a star fallen from the
Blue tent upon the green carpet.
I am the daughter of the elements
With whom Winter conceived;
To whom Spring gave birth; I was
Reared in the lap of Summer and I
Slept in the bed of Autumn.
At dawn I unite with the breeze
To announce the coming of light;
At eventide I join the birds
In bidding the light farewell. 


The plains are decorated with
My beautiful colors, and the air
Is scented with my fragrance.

As I embrace Slumber the eyes of
Night watch over me, and as I
Awaken I stare at the sun, which is
The only eye of the day.

I drink dew for wine, and hearken to
The voices of the birds, and dance
To the rhythmic swaying of the grass.

I am the lover's gift; I am the wedding wreath;
I am the memory of a moment of happiness;
I am the last gift of the living to the dead;
I am a part of joy and a part of sorrow.

 But I look up high to see only the light,
And never look down to see my shadow.
This is wisdom which man must learn.

 

My Grandmother had a patch of yard next to her home where she grew flowers and fruits of all kinds.  In particular, she loved roses.  My mother inherited her mother's love of flowers and green thumb.  Every home we ever owned eventually became a lush garden full of a variety of flowers and plants.  Everywhere I go, they catch my eye.

April Rain




I love the rainy season in South Florida.  It doesn't rain all day like I remember in California.  But it rains every day for a while.  Without the interference of neighbors and traffic nearby, I get to enjoy the subtle sounds of the rain as it bounces off the trees and shrubs outside of my bedroom window.

 There is something soothing about the sounds and it feels as if my thoughts and spirit are being cleansed by the rain as well.  There is something to be said about the effect water has on us. And everything looks beautiful behind my lens.