11 July 2011

Desert Rose Up Close and Personal

"Nobody sees a flower really
it is so small it takes time
we haven't time
and to see takes time
like to have a friend takes time."
- Georgia O'Keeffe

This is a macro shot of our Desert Rose blooming wildly in the rain.

"The image is the most complete technique of all communication."
-Claus Oldenburg

When I saw this flower in our neighborhood, I told my sister Luchie that I wanted one for our house Heaven and Luchie immediately got one. And it bloomed in high heat, raging storms, and clumsy dogs who sniff a lot: the major criteria to survive Heaven. I spent hours on end, propped on small plastic chairs talking to this plant or simply watching it unfold, bloom, fade . . .

"The true mystery of the world
is the visible, not the invisible."
- Oscar Wilde

I told my sister Luchie that this year is Year 5 for her (you get that by adding your birthday and birth month to the current year: November 26: 11 + 26 + 2011 = 2048 = 14 = 5). Year 5 is the best time to go after the things that you want! And Luchie took that opportunity to seek the things that she wanted and longed for and realize her wildest dreams NOW. I see several factors in this: Luchie's dreams are mostly reasonable and highly doable and she affirmed and believed it and made it happen and still happening . . .

A beautiful image and powerful mantra for Lisa
and to all who dared to realize their dreams at the:


lisa said...

Not only are these photographs beautiful, but this post is truly a wonderful one Lui!

Thank you so very much for sharing both today at The Creative Exchange.

Have a great evening!


Anonymous said...

These are very pretty. I like your words too and how you watched the life of this flower. Such love you have inside. I feel blessed right now being here in Heaven.

Denise said...

Hi Lui, it's such a good feeling to achieve a dream, I'm happy for Luchie too. Beautiful photos of an incredible flower and a nice Oscar Wilde quote too. Have a great weekend my friend.