Posted in Nature, Photography

FOTD – 11.13.19

Good morning! Snapshot taken in Vegas while waiting for transportation to arrive. Lovely orange blooms give me an energy boost to help me get my day started. ❤

Posted in awareness, Books, Events, flashback, Nature, Photography, Quotes

#FOTD- Flowers for Miss Helene

Rest in peace dear Helene

Death, A Sacred Mystery…

Good evening everyone, I feel a sense of loss as I learned from bloggers, Fandango, WillowDot21, Idorun, Jordy, that Helene has passed away. She was such a beautiful spirit and author of What Do You See Weekly Challenge. I feel sad that I cannot even re-read all of her beautiful poems again. Like many others, I loved her sweet comments and thought-provoking, lovely images that so many of us responded to each week.

When I was a young girl, I read a book called, “A Begonia for Miss Applebaum”, by Paul Zindel. Two teenagers, Henry and Zelda, brought their favorite teacher a begonia and soon learned that she had cancer. Miss Applebaum taught them quite a few more life lessons before she passed. I remembered that this book was poignant, gentle, charming, and silly at times. I also remembered wondering if a teacher like Miss Applebaum would come into my life.

Miss Helene was one of those favorite teachers. I’m glad that I got to meet her here in the blogosphere. In honor of her memory, I would like to dedicate these photos of flowers that I took this past week to her. She has forever touched my heart. ❤

Cee’s #FOTD

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”
Joseph Campbell

Posted in Photography, poetry

#FOTD #Shadorma – An Unlikely Pair

#FOTD – Cee’s lovely wildflowers

#Shadorma PoemAn Unlikely Pair

Unsightly
Green box powers home
Next to it
Lavender
Flower accompanies box
Charming passersby

Took a snapshot on my walk & decided to create a short poem! Shadorma is a Spanish poetic form made up of a stanza of six lines with no rhyme. Its syllabic structure is 3/5/3/3/7/5. Entry for Colleen’s #Tanka Tuesday, #SynonymsOnly – pretty & ugly.

Posted in Nature, Photography, poetry

Flower of the Day -7.9.19

Cee’s #FOTD – Wild Daisies!

Red Delight – #Haibun

Red beauty loves sun
Crawls upon distressed trellis
Strives upward towards sky

I walk towards a home that gives me great comfort and rest. While waiting at the door, a beautiful red bloom catches my eye. The oak provides support for the flowers’ fragile vines that feels and clings onto the tree’s rough surface. Against the blue sky, the leaves glisten and the bark’s crevices enclose pockets of darkness. An assorted array of textured formations fit seamlessly together to form the trunk. The shadows in its valleys does not detract from the floral’s allure. The morning light is flattering to the red pigments in the petals. A miracle of life welcoming me to enjoy its presence… a soul blossoming in nature…