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Look closer

The closer you look, the more you see.

I often marvel at the intricate details of nature. You don’t have to go far to see beauty close-up. Since it has been raining heavily this week I have been going through my archives of floral photos and found these.

Photo 1: Poppy Central

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Photo 2: Black-eyed Susan

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Photo 3: Dahlia details

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Photo 4: Fern frond

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Head Shots with a floral twist

I was fortunate enough to know a professional portrait photographer who could make me look good for my head shot in my online testimonial for the British College of Journalism.

Seeing that head shot gave me an idea for a series of the floral variety so here they are. Do you have a favorite?

Photo 1: Two tone Dahlia

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Photo 2: Pompom of prettiness

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Photo 3: Hibiscus

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Photo 4: White Orchid Spray

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Fuchsias in Bloom

The flower that inspired a name for a color. The first two images were taken of a plant growing in a pot on a main road in Monterey, California. The third image is from the garden next door. Wherever they grow they provide a vibrant and eye-catching display.

Photo 1: Fuchsias in Bloom

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Photo 2: Little dancing Fuchsias

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Photo 3: Fuchsia next door

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Something Foxy for Mother’s Day – blooms still say it best!

Happy Mother’s Day! Mother’s day is usually brimming with pretty pink things and loads of gorgeous blooms. Lately I’ve heard advertisers pushing the “let’s  give Mom something more long lasting than flowers” line. I love gifts – who doesn’t? What they fail to realize though is that there is infinite joy in the moment of receiving a beautiful bloom – whether it’s in elegant and sophistically wrapped bunches or a posey of wild flowers!

Photo 1: A foxglove from my neighbor’s garden

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Yes flowers are fragile and have a defined life span but so do we and there is beauty in that too and an opportunity to take a moment to reflect and be grateful for the magnificent way we are constructed and how wonderfully we are made!

Photo 2: Foxy pink Foxgloves (Digitalis purpurea), pretty and poisonous

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Wishing all Moms a fabulously florally Mother’s Day!

Roses for my melancholy mood

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Recently there has been a spate of bad and sad news about friends and famous people leaving this mortal coil. It has placed me in a rather melancholy mood especially after just hearing about the passing of another dear soul in the UK, then David Bowie and then today Alan Rickman.

In reflecting on the impact that these individuals have had on my journey, whether known or unknown to them, it has made me realize that so many people contribute pieces of themselves to influence the kind of person I’ve become. In reading the outpouring of messages across social media there is the understanding that we are all connected and that our collective memories help us treasure the moments of lives that have made an impact both on a global scale or those that have touched us personally.

The human body has its limitations but the human spirit is a boundless thing of beauty.

I am thankful to all those who have contributed to mine.

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