Flowers · General

Walking in Flowers

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.

Colorado Columbine
Colorado Columbine

I had fun editing this one and love the way it came out.

Columbine edited
Columbine edited

And finally, these Violas – or Johnny Jump-Ups.   I think they’re sweet.

 

 

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As My Camera Sees It · Flowers · May 2014

Flowers…

…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.

Pink!!
Pink!!
Lots of Color
Lots of Color
A Green Beauty
A Green Beauty
As My Camera Sees It · Flowers · May 2014

A Bit of Sunday 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.”

The Light
The Light

Backing off a little bit:

The Orchid
The Orchid

And then there’s this beauty to share this beautiful Sunday.

Lovely in Red
Lovely in Red

May your Sunday be filled with light and beautiful colors!

 

Flowers · May 2014

Turn Toward the Light

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.”
~Jim Carrey

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.

Lovely
Lovely
May 2014 Ice Flowers
May 2014 Ice Flowers
As My Camera Sees It · Flowers

Tulip

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.”
Buddha

Tulip April 2014
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.

 

Flowers

Take Time for a Moment of Beauty

…. 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; for beauty is God’s handwriting — a wayside sacrament.
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
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.

Beautiful Colors
Beautiful Colors

Wouldn’t today be a great day to look for God’s handwriting in your life?