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.
- Botanical name: Fritillaria meleagris
- Common name: Snake’s head fritillary
- Family: Liliaceae
- Plant Type: Bulb
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 photos 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
So grateful for our beautiful home.
The water that I am lucky enough to enjoy.
The creatures that I get to share this beauty with.
The skies that surround us.
And the flowers. “The earth laughs in flowers.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
This year Spring may be taking it’s time to join us in Ontario but my little crocus’ have been peeking out. I am grateful that they are reminding us that while slow, spring is starting to awaken.
“Always be friendly, always be kind, Like the most beautiful flower that you can find.”
― Debasish Mridha
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
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!
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.
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?