curiosity

i tried photographing this arrangement about 8 different ways and then suddenly from this angle, the flower in the foreground looked like a curious little busybody, leaning forward to investigate his surroundings, and i decided i liked him. then i saw the stiff disapproving look on the face of the flower in the background, and decided i liked mr. curiosity even more.

scilla (siberian squill)

turtle lake, shoreview, minnesota

  • Heather H. says:

    This is beautiful.

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out of the darkness

today a friend called and said, with all appropriate urgency, that her magnolia was in bloom. some people understand the important things.

pink magnolia blossoms

minneapolis, minnesota

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tingeing

tingeing
the woods outside my window are winter brown and gray, tinged with the palest green. it’s like hearing the first note of a song you love

bud bursts

saint paul, minnesota

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matchtip

our shoreline is full of red winged blackbirds right now, swaying from the tips of last year’s cattails, and trilling about love. even this one, who didn’t see the hawk coming, seems to be burning with life.

red winged blackbird feathers

minneapolis, minnesota

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reserves

these day lilies have a reserve of energy stored in their bulbs from last fall. they are growing because it’s time to grow, regardless of the freezing, un-spring-like temperatures outside. where is your creative energy stored, that will let you grow when it’s time to grow, and let you ignore the unimportant fluctuations of circumstance?

day lily sprouts

saint paul, minnesota

  • Janice says:

    Thanks for posing that question. Good food for thought!

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