Posts tagged “petals

August’s universe

August offers up a universe of lovely bouquets:

A dazzling pink galaxy of flowers;

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Yellow suns floating in the wind;

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Or a floral star in the sky;

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And, finally, an orange planet

Of gorgeous, sunlit petals.

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Spring walk

While I was in New Jersey, I met up with a friend to walk in a park.

According to his crystal ball, it was going to be a fine spring day.

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Blossoms had already popped on the trees

Like petalled popcorn,

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Gracefully weeping

Into the bowl of the river.

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I even found the beautiful limbs of a tree

Embracing the one next to it —

Reminding us that nature is love.

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Photobombing fun

It’s tulip season again — and it’s always

Lovely to bring spring inside when it’s still winter outside.

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Ruby wanted to get in on the action

And provided a warm, fuzzy background for the tulips.

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Now it was time to photograph Ruby,

But the tulips had other ideas and decided

To photobomb her! 😉

(Or maybe it was just me having fun with different focus points.)

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Then Simmie decided it was unfair

That he wasn’t in the pictures,

So he muscled in on the action,

Photobombing Ruby.

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Summer rain

It’s been one of the wettest summers on record

Here in Sweden.

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The flowers aren’t complaining.

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In fact, they seem to unfurl

To drink in the rain

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While unopened buds

Are happy just to be.

My parents need some help this week, so I’m away in England again. I might not be able to visit you or reply to your comments. But please know they are much appreciated.

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A rainy kind of beauty

It’s been a rainy summer —

Which means pretty pink petals

Blowing in the wind;

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Roses glowing

With rain jewels;

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And vivid splashes

Of sunny petals.

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And after the rain,

Blossoms unfurl

In delicate rays of sun.

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Fleeting beauty

Once again, I found myself back at the Japanese cherry blossom trees without my ‘big’ camera;

Once again I did the best I could with my mobile phone.

I gasped as I looked down the south alley:

Most of the sakura blossoms had already fallen

Creating a magical world of petals and light.

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In Japan, people contemplate the fallen petals

As a reminder of how fleeting life is.

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The trees on the north side

Were bursting out in pink pops of joy.

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Everyone – no matter religion or nationality –

Was united in pure enjoyment of the blossoms.

(Look at the big grin on the face of the woman to the right of the monks.)

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Just as I was leaving, the sun burst through the clouds

Reminding me that there is beauty in those brief moments we call life.

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Dancing flowers

As I was browsing through my archives, I came across some photos

Taken one lovely summer’s day at the botanical gardens.

It was a day of flowers and smiles (that’s my daughter in the background);

Purple smiles

When pink leaves dazzled

In the sunlight;

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And bee houses

Perfumed the air.

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It was a time of

Dancing flowers,

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And time to stop

And smell the vivid heart of a hibiscus.

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Be-dewed

Autumn went by in the blink of an eye,

But before it disappeared, it left some dewy gifts:

Yellow suns,

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A spent sunflower

Adorned with a spider’s web,

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A glorious necklace of dewdrops

On soft petals,

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Rainy flowers,

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And a dreamy

Pink tutu.

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Symphony in white

Pools of white lace

Unfurling in the summer sun —

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Peonies look lovely

No matter how you see the world.

Still away in England – but back very soon! 

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Smell the flowers

I’m off to England for a week —

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Time to smell the flowers,

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Enjoy life

And meet the family.

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(So I won’t be able to visit you while I’m away — but I thank you in advance for your visit.)

 I’ve got some scheduled posts in case you want to pop in during the week!

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