24 March 2012

Dreamy Landscape . . .

 My landscape this week is pale, subtle, and somewhat dreamy . . .
 . . . during the day the stars come out in greeting . . .
 . . . and at night it seem to beckon to new pathways . . .

At high noon the sun seem to burn right through my very soul!
 Yet the following high noon it soaked me to the bone!
 I knew I should learn to go with the flow.
I knew that this whole melodrama unfolding before me
is both a mystery and a discovery
that can be vague, scary, hauntingly ecstatic,
and if I calm myself enough to soak the experience
is really a wonderful blessing 
in all its magical delight!
 Oh, fear not!
I always tell people, animals, plants . . .
the rocks, the bees, the ants, my lone dog, 
my wildly beating heart . . .

Fear not the beauty,
and the magic,
and the changes,
and the newness of things,
because if you fear not,
fear will be replaced by wonder
and wonder makes things alright.
Isn't it, Lily?
 The beauty is unfolding before our eyes
in spurts, in small seeds, in subtle rainbows,
and drenching heat and rain!
But let go and bask in all of it!
And the whole spectacle will be one of bliss . . .
Macro Flowers Saturday badge 1

 
The flower above is our Mandevilla forever blooming in our house Heaven. I featured her in previous posts and if you want to see them click Here and Here.

15 comments:

Rajesh said...

Beautiful sequence shots of flower.

SandyCarlson said...

These are outsanding photos!

ewok1993 said...

simply beautiful. i love the macro shots.

Maia said...

It's a beautiful vine with lovely flower. I took some shots of it too but they didn't turn out like yours.
Beautiful macros Lui.

MaiaT said...

they look beautiful in all your versions, even in B/W.
Nice words too.

Luna Miranda said...

a delightful post. i love this flower, beautiful color.

Carletta said...

Love the softness of the pink color and how as always you've shown us each beautiful step in the blooming process!

Carver said...

Gorgeous sequence of beautiful flowers. Love the water droplets on the petals.

Indrani said...

Wow! Very beautiful!

Denise said...

And this is a blissful post, love these photos, thanks again Lui.

Pat said...

What a lovely series of shots!

lisa said...

Oh, my goodness, these are so beautiful, and I love that color.

Ebie said...

Your words are so poetic, and true, your flowers are a gem!

Viola said...

I believe that we shall not fear, but wonder.. and wondering give us so much more in return.. :)

Lovely post with beautiful photos and words! That flower is HUGE!! =)

Lovely week to you! :)

Ann said...

my photo was a crimson red.