April 1, 2005
Volume 1 - Number 75



TODAY'S PHOTO
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Breaking from the tulips, this photograph caught my eye as I was organizing some of my photo folders. I think it's the mood, the colors and the contrasts that appeal to me - the overall softness at play with the solid straight lines, which are softened by their roundness.

Since I've gotten into the practice of creating some kind of thought-provoking statement or question in each issue, I've been looking for one here. Perhaps it's that although our worlds may sometimes be turned upside down, we have the option of reflecting and looking at the solid foundation, or the strong pieces, on which our lives have been built.

For those still wondering about the photo itself, it's a picture mainly of the reflections of the boardwalk at Green Cay Wetlands, the new nature preserve, minutes from our home. If you look closely you can see the water line on the pillars, separating what's above and below the water. Interestingly, the solid posts hardly waver in their reflections.

I would be curious, if this photo evokes something for you, though sharing the details is not necessary. May your reflections be empowering.

Have joyful and inspiring weekend.

SIDE NOTE -
While editting and reading "pillars" I was reminded of the photo of cut ends of railroad ties I took several years ago, see Wood End Cuts on naturesplayground.com. If you are intrigued by them, several images are on TILES in Nature's Playground's Cafe Press Shop.

READER COMMENTS ON THE LAST ISSUE - Issue 74

Dellie Rosen, who always has interesting observations, noted:
"The tulip on the left reminded me of a radish after it's soaked in water and opens up."

Mary Gray shared a visual of her neighborhood in Virginia:
"Daffodils and dandelions, definitely. My forsythia isn't blooming yet. I hope it will. It didn't bloom last year. (I pruned it too much/at the wrong time.)

Lilies of the valley. Haven't seen those in ages. I've been noting hyacinths (I think) as I walk through the neighborhood. I think those also are very fragrant. I'm not quite brave enough to walk on someone's lawn and stick my nose in their flowerbed. I've noticed the camellias are already past their prime blooming.

Around here we also have white clouds of the dogwood trees. I haven't driven by the Canon plant to see if the pink of the cherry trees is apparent yet. Near my bank is another kind of tree with pink blossoms. The tiny petals drift down and cover the grass, blanketing it like pink snow."


Thank you, Mary, for your added visuals. I'm now seeing the dogwood flowers, fully facing skyward, so strong and sure, and that pink blanket of "snow."

May we all bring "fresh" eyes to seeing Spring in our neighborhoods.

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