Flowers—Lines—Ice

Archive for January, 2017

Warmth in Winter

tulipstudy2Yellow Tulips, a gift from a friend.


I have nothing to do with explosions

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The tulips are too excitable, it is winter here.
Look how white everything is, how quiet, how snowed-in.
I am learning peacefulness, lying by myself quietly
As the light lies on these white walls, this bed, these hands.
I am nobody; I have nothing to do with explosions. …..
(An excerpt from “Tulips” by Sylvia Path from Collected Poems (1960))

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Untitled

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Chrysanthemum

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A Mum Undone

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Rose

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A Quiet Reaching

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Back to the white flowers before they fade

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Sometimes first attempts…

firstattemptOur first attempt at blowing bubbles and watching them freeze.  Unfortunately, it was not cold enough (only low 20s) for them to freeze quickly enough or last long enough (despite our fail-proof recipe) to capture them in their full spherical splendor.  After all of our efforts, we can only offer you a blurry bit of a half bubble.  But at least it is a very bright bubble! 😊

[I know someone who is going to love this color! (😉 AmazingSusan)]


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This is the color

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botanical abstract (another “not what it IS but how I SEE it in my head”-composition)

see2botanicalabstractWhile winter winds are gusting outside, spring has come to our kitchen. So many lovely flowers from friends.


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Not how it is but how you see it, you said… And so, this is how

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We never do see the same flowers

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Sometimes I remember

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Tell me again…

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