| April 1, 2005
Volume 1 - Number 75
TODAY'S PHOTO -
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
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
Dellie Rosen, who always has interesting observations,
"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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