As I’ve walked this past week, I’ve seen so many beautiful flowers. Here are just a few of them.
The first two are Colorado Columbines.
I had fun editing this one and love the way it came out.
And finally, these Violas – or Johnny Jump-Ups. I think they’re sweet.
…usually help lift my sagging spirits and tonight I’ve got a case of the “sags.”
(Actually, I have a case of the “sags” all the time now, just in a more literal physical sense. 🙂 Tonight, though, I’m specifically addressing my mood.)
So, short and to the point, here are some lovely flowers I’ve manged to photograph over the last couple of days.
I hope these flowers lift your “sags,” too.
Lots of Color
A Green Beauty
I’ve always loved looking through things. Yesterday, I noticed my beautiful Easter gift, this orchid, with the light shining through the petals. Naturally, I grabbed my camera and this is what I saw.
“Let there be Light.”
Backing off a little bit:
And then there’s this beauty to share this beautiful Sunday.
Lovely in Red
May your Sunday be filled with light and beautiful colors!
… bring May flowers.”
Ooooppppsss! Mother Nature didn’t get the memo.
My flowers are somewhere
Spring in Colorado
“ Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.”
For all his craziness, I think this quote of Jim Carrey’s indicates a lot of wisdom.
Turning toward the Light can make us all bloom more beautifully.
May 2014 Ice Flowers
Buddha “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.”
Tulip April 2014
(Photo edited using PicMonkey)
Computer frustrations this morning (no-thanks to Microsoft) make this tulip picture all the more beautiful to me as I look for the “miracle” in this computer age.
That being said, today I’m going to focus on reaching out to others in love, not via technology, but with a simple hand-written note card to mail to a friend.
I’m going to do hands-on work on a knitting project for charity.
I’m going to cook a real dinner, not microwaved, but the old-fashioned way – with love and gratitude and natural ingredients.
And I’m going to turn off my cell phone, turn off my computer, and listen to the birds singing and savor the smell of spring and rain.
Today, I’m focusing on the simple miracles of my very simple life.
And I wish you all a miracle in your life today, too.
…. because it’s good for the soul and I happen to agree with Ralph Waldo Emerson when he wrote:
“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful;
— a wayside sacrament. for beauty is God’s handwriting
Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing.”
A Moment of Beauty
Talk about a stunning example of “God’s handwriting.”
I don’t know what this lovely flower is so I’m not sure how to care for it. Does anyone else have a clue? Help, please!!!
It was an Easter gift and didn’t come with any instructions, so I’ll have to savor the beauty for as long as I can until, and when, I learn how to care for it.
Wouldn’t today be a great day to look for God’s handwriting in your life?