April 15, 2010
Volume 6 - issue 15

Also, one thing I've neglected to mention in the past two issues of Picture to Ponder in relation to Parkinson's Awareness Month, all profits from sales off products with Tulip images in my Nature Art Gift Shop will be donated to the April Walk-A-Thon fund - 100% for research. See TULIPS The top three folders contain tulip products.

Today's Photos -

Amaryllis in the American Orchid Society greenhouse in Delray
Beach, FL

group of amaryllis



closeup of Amaryllis



amaryllis closer up



amaryllis closeup = macro view

Today's Photos' Story -
As I was enjoying viewing and photographing Phalaenopsis orchids on a recent visit to the AOS gardens, I glanced ahead and over to my left and was immediately captivated by these flowers. They were larger than any of the surrounding orchids and it was the first time that I had seen Amaryllis there, either in the greenhouse or on the grounds.

I've been in conflict on which of the many photographs I took that day to share here. I finally decided to go with the sequence above. Many of you who answered the survey made note of having become more tuned in to looking at things and images from different perspectives, the recurring theme in many issues of Picture to Ponder.

Insofar as my own responses, I love the top photo for the dramatic ("Come look at me," from the front flower) and the joyful ("Let's play together in a circle") feeling I get from the "landscape" view.

By the time I get down to the third flower, not surprisingly, I see a "face" two, almost squinting eyes, anyway. I get lost in the fourth photo, not sure I want to be there. It's almost a relief to get back up to the first photo.

Self-Reflecting Queries -
For today, I invite you to take time with each of the Amaryllis photographs, individually. Make note, perhaps in writing, of what comes up for you, as you VIEW each image.

I then invite you to compare your responses with my observations.
I suggest this as opportunity for you to be directly aware of probable differences of experience and the okay-ness of each.

Were there differences? Did you prefer the full view, intermediate or close-up? And, there might not be a preference at all since each response might have been unique for you.

For fun, you might share these photos and queries with someone else and compare responses, yours, theirs and mine. This is, of course, one more way of tuning into and ACCEPTING that all perceptions and perspectives have value.

As always, have fun with this and please post your comments on the blog.

Note: As I was doing my final edit, the word "confront" popped into my mind. I wonder if that was the experience for me with the last photo.

What about you? Did you find it all confrontational? If so,
how do you respond when confronted? Obviously, I withdraw, since I went back to the "happy" photo.


REMINDERS -

pink tulip magnet
April is Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month - As mentioned above, this month I am donating all profits from my Tulip enhanced products (clocks, tiles, boxes, calendars, note cards and more) to the Walk-A-Thon fund - 100% to Research.

See TULIPS.

Tuesday, April 20th is almost here. Have you registered to be notified of the launch of the new book, "Awakened Wisdom - A Guide to Reclaiming Your Brilliance", by Patrick Ryan? If you haven't visited the site yet go to, Awakened Wisdom Launch to read about Patrick, the book, the "Awakened Wisdom Virtual Experience", and the prizes and the 40 bonuses, one of which is mine.


Programs I recommend: 
For Artists and/or Entrepreneurs -
My mentor and friend Julie Jordan Scott is offering another Product Bookcamp.

She describes it as "an intense day of product creation in a Virtual Camp setting followed by a week-long promotion intensive camp where we tweak and polish our product and begin to put ourpromotional plan into place."

It's very inexpensive and promises to be fun. Check it out on CAMP PRODUCT, her name for the program. Even if it's not for you, you might know someone else who would appreciate learning about it.


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