Posted in garden, Nature, Photo challenge, pondering

Broken AND Beautiful… Fritillaria ~ FOTD

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Inspired by Cee’s FOTD yesterday I dug up this photo from a couple months ago.

It’s as if this normally shy flower is sharing its beautiful secret.IMG_20200503_1513075

  • Botanical name: Fritillaria meleagris
  • Common name: Snake’s head fritillary
  • Family: Liliaceae
  • Plant Type: Bulb

 

Posted in garden, Grateful for, Nature, Photo challenge, pondering, Scope for the Imagination, Weekly Photo Challenge

My place in the world. (WP Photo Challenge)

This week we were asked …

For this week’s photo challenge, explore what it means to find your place in the world. Where’s your safe space? Where do you go when you need to feel inspired or cheered up? Do you prefer to feel cozy and comforted in a smaller town or do you thrive on the buzz of a big city? If landscapes aren’t your thing, you can even explore portraits by playing with scale or fashion.

Let loose and give us a glimpse of who you are in the grand scheme of things.

I once read that ‘what you photograph shows who you are.’  When reviewing my photosP_20180506_115758_vHDR_On I have endless photos of nature. The shapes and textures that provide “scope for the imagination”. I feel the most content surrounded by shades of green and a soft wind kissing my cheeks. My grand scheme seems to be nuzzled up close to the flowers.

 

Photograph not only what you see but also what you feel. ~ Ansel Adams

 

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.”

― John Burroughs

 

 

Posted in #WalkWithMe, Canada, garden, Grateful for, Nature, photography, pondering, Scope for the Imagination, Tourist in my own Town / Province

… a sense of wonder

Among the many things that made last weekend wonderful was the sense of wonder that I felt visiting the butterflies, Niagara Falls and the floral showcase.

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted

I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack

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I am so grateful for feeling that sense of wonder. It felt like … there was magic in the air.

Surrounded by soft wings that floated, swirled, sat still and soaked in the sunshine. It’s incredibly peaceful and soothing in there!

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Then we were next to the thundering of water. It was as loud as the butterflies were quiet. The make-you-feel-tiny volume of water will always amaze me.WP_20180303_13_25_54_Pro

 

Our final stop that day was to the Floral Showcase. Greenhouses that hold vibrant uplifting displays of colour and soothing, grounding shades of green.  Everywhere you turned another leaf or petal caught your imagination.

What brought a smile to you this week?

What are you grateful for?

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