Flowers—Lines—Ice

Posts tagged “#macrophotography

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Decadent Wilt


“The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart.”

-Rainer Maria Rilke, Sonnets to Orpheus (1922), Part One, XXI


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Unruly Giggler (in My Imaginary Garden)

Fleabane is a favorite of mine. I admire the adaptability of this plant (or weed as many would refer to it), which manages to grow in the most unwelcoming of places. The clusters of flowers are so cheerful and expressive. They always call to mind wild-haired children tumbling over each other with laughter.


Like the mouth of some great African cat

The tulips should be behind bars like dangerous animals;   

They are opening like the mouth of some great African cat,   

And I am aware of my heart: it opens and closes

Its bowl of red blooms out of sheer love of me.

From “Tulips” by Sylvia Plath


What do you see… (in My Imaginary Garden)

“Everything you can imagine is real.” –Pablo Picasso

For mothers

“Art is the child of nature… in whom we trace the features of the mother’s face.” –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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Neural Vegetation (in my Imaginary Garden)


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Bulls Eye Galore (in My Imaginary Garden)


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Roaring velvet


This is red.

“I will never know how you see red, and you will never know how I see red.”
Anne Carson Autobiography of Red


Since when…

“Since when,” he asked,
“Are the first line and last line of any poem
Where the poem begins and ends?” 
― Seamus Heaney, “The Fragment”


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Moonlit Lovelies from my Imaginary Garden


Little Cloud Flower

These flowers, blossoming in snowy, cascading clusters on a neighbor’s fence, are smaller than a dime.


Pink Dandelion with a Raindrop

The raindrop is real; the color is a dream. 😊