In the deep peace of early dawn I wonder, dear readers, have you already seen enough images of flowers? I think you may have had enough. Yet, that is what I am working on – texture, colour, and composition of flowers blooming in my garden and other gardens.
How do I experience this African daisy?
Or this red hot poker?
Mid-summer sun does not inspire me to take photos of great vistas but the bright petals of flowers draw me close to earth’s surface, dancing provocatively with me.
Waves of light caught in gently moving petals bring my nose close. My eyes check for small guests before framing the shots.
What is it about the tight fist of a day lily that gives us the distinct impression that it will open tomorrow?
Rustling brush of wind whispers through the soft foliage… I must wait. There. Now slowly squeeze the shutter.
How many times can we look down the throat of an iris and still come away mesmerized by its intricate and sensual beauty?
But also I say this: that light
is an invitation
when it’s done right,
palpable and redemptive.
Inside the bright fields,
touched by their rough and spongy gold,
I am washed and washed
in the river
of earthly delight —
and what are you going to do —
what can you do
about it —
deep, blue night?
From Poppies by Mary Oliver
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