Wednesday’s Flower Gallery

Paperwhite Narcissus

December 11, 2019

I see things in flowers… That I’m not so sure others really see. I have a unique point of view, shall we say. With this bloom, I not only see, but also hear something others may not. I hear a choir of blooms singing the Christmas songs I grew up with. It truly bring tears to my eyes for the many memories that these songs bring. Both tears of the joyful times growing up and celebrating Christm...

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November 27, 2019

Notice the deep pink lines… That are on the edge of each petal that are getting ready to unfurl. How those lines soften as the petals unfold. It is a magical progression if you really stop to look and notice it. By stopping and pausing, it gives us each a chance to appreciate what is right in front of us. I hope this pink unfurling bloom gives you that moment of here and now, as that is all th...

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November 13, 2019

It wasn’t an ah-ha moment… But it was an ahhhhh moment. As I sat down at my desk, I was feeling the pressure of all that needed to be done. But as I sat down, I saw this bloom up on my screen, and I felt a wave of calmness come over me. Its brilliant colors, connection to nature, and soft flowing petals gave me much to reflect on. It made me pause and, even though there is a lot going on, it ...

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October 30, 2019

It happened again… I slowed down and paused. It’s something that doesn’t happen often enough. But in doing so, I looked at this bloom that I had seen many, many times, and this time I gave it my full attention. I noticed it has three bracts/petals. When I looked even closer, I noticed inside its fuchsia petals there were three tiny, tiny stems that bloom with tiny, tiny white flowers. It ...

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October 16, 2019

It’s quite a curious flower…. And I have to say it’s not my favorite bloom, though just about every flower I come across is my favorite. So what does that say about this particular one? I still want to appreciate it, so I’ll take the perspective of having lived my life with this one and only flower. Then I know I would think it was the most beautiful bloom ever. It’s all about perspec...

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October 2, 2019

It’s autumn… And it’s starting to show here in the Northeast. It’s coming on slowly and in a very lovely way. The transition from all of the colors of summer to autumn becomes transformative, but I also appreciate how some of the fall blooms continue to carry the colors of summer, such as pinks and violets; it makes the transition away from summer a little bit easier.

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September 11, 2019

Looking inside… I think in our social media world it’s much easier to look at someone else and say “I wish…” or “I’m so glad I’m not…”. The comparisons don’t really matter, though. What really matters is what’s inside, just like the center of this flower and its stamen. The flower would not survive or be the same without it, just as we are who we are from the inside out, n...

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August 28, 2019

What is your definition of perfection? This flower is a bright, fuchsia bloom that has character from nature’s elements… but is it imperfect or natural? Maybe that’s how we should all view ourselves: not as imperfect, but natural.

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August 14, 2019

I wonder if you can guess… What flower this is photographed from a different point of view? Though I see it all summer long in the Northeast, I know I’m surprised by this perspective of it. As I have admitted before, this bloom doesn’t excite me from afar, which is quite unusual for me as I love all flowers. But up close, I find such joy and delight in the many details and facets of it. Wha...

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July 31, 2019

Have you ever… Delicately touched a geranium leaf and then smelled your fingers? If you have, you have connected with the flowers in a whole other dimension besides the visual. The aroma doesn’t last long, but it’s a lovely way to engage another one of our senses with this bloom. I know I could be more aware of my sense of smell, as it takes a little more effort and awareness to delight in....

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