The other day while outside with my camera I came across this metallic crimson bloom. I first tried taking pictures from underneath the tulip as part of my “from below” series, but it just didn’t feel right. I then decided to shoot from above and I found what was needed in the picture, love. I laughed at myself from this discovery, everywhere I look hearts seem to find me. I find myself very blessed these days, even though I miss my friends from college and my time away from home I can see what I learned in my time away, “Love is around me and within me no matter where I go.”
I later found this as I was stopping to smell the “lilacs” 😉 . It’s funny, when I stop looking for a good picture another pops up when I least expect it. Caught in a moment of fun/ euphoria/ bliss, I am grateful to have noticed the love that nature gives me.
The long winter has finally allowed spring to come forth and as much as I enjoyed the snow, I am overjoyed to see the flowers in bloom!
This past week I’ve been keeping an eye on my Mother’s Azaleas as they went from buds to flowers and this morning I woke to find an overnight’s frost caused the flowers to drop off the branches. I was saddened by the length of time I had left with them so I decided to create something new with the soft magenta pedals.
In my pajamas and holey crocs, I walked outside through the icy lawn and had to I remind myself of a quote from Andy Goldsworthy, “good art keeps you warm”. The yellow glow of the morning sunrise stretched across the lawn pointing me to my destination, a spot on the hill. The lush grass was a perfect contrast to the dusty pink flowers. And by the time that I was done, Andy Goldsworthy’s quote proved to be true. Here’s hoping for more warm weather!