Unrequited Love I

Unrequited Love I

“Unrequited love has Winter for Spring ~

Spring presents herself, but Winter does not want to take leave.

He delivers an unwelcome snow that covers the blooms Spring has brought forth.

The blooms pout as the weight of the snow bears down on them

and prevents them from sharing their glory.”

copyright Robyn Graham

In the “History and Language of Flowers”, one of the meanings of the daffodil is unrequited love.  The above poem was inspired by this meaning of the Daffodil.

To see another black and white photograph of a Daffodil covered with snow visit Monochromia for my Thursday post.

Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring

SS 1/60 f 5.6 ISO 400

Post processing: a slight curves adjustment in Photoshop CC.

Signs of Spring was shot in diffused light in between rain showers; – April showers bring May flowers -. I used a shallow depth of field to achieve a more abstract composition. I made the shadowed areas less in focus to give a more quizzical appearance of the flower.

Can you guess what the rain drops fell on? I’ll give you a hint – they are some of the first signs of Spring on the North East Coast and provide much-needed color to dull, early Spring landscapes.

To see this image in black and white visit Monochromia, a black and white photo blog I proudly, yet humbly, contribute to every Thursday.

I’d love to hear which you prefer – the monochromatic image or the color image.

2013 Daffodil Series – 09

All glory comes from daring to begin.  – Eugene F. Ware


The Dare To Begin Anew





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“It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.” Lucille Ball 

Recognition of New Beginnings


Recognition of New Beginnings

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“The journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step. So we must never neglect any work of peace within our reach, however small.”- Adlai E. Stevenson

Journey to New Beginnings in Black and White

The Climb to Begin the Journey in Black and White

Journey to New BeginningsThe Climb to Begin the Journey

2013 Daffodil Series – 06

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” – Albert Einstein


Imagination, Mystery and New Beginnings


New beginnings, like shadows, are Mysteries.

The heart knows not, what is to come.

The mind knows not, who will be along.

The soul knows not, what emotions will evolve.








The mystery of  a new beginning,

Will be a thrill,

  An exercise of will.

The past creates hesitation,

And so it is with anticipation


The heart will move from shadows

To accept the challenge with determination.

Imagination will drive

The will to begin and thrive.

A new beginning will take root

Away from the shadows of mystery

Which will don no refute.

copyright Robyn Graham

The Mystery of Shadow in Black and White

The Mystery of Shadow in Black and White

The Mystery of Shadow

The Mystery of Shadow

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A Cup of New Beginnings

The cup

Of life,

Stories told of

Love and strife.

All things

Pass through

And welcome,

Life anew.

The saucer

Of life,

Embracing the cup

Of love and strife.

A balancing act

To engage the fact

That all things past

One day

Leave way


New beginnings

Which ebb and sway

For life anew.

Copyright Robyn Graham

Cup of New Beginnings

A Cup of New Beginnings

An additional thought for the day:

He has made everything beautiful in its time.  He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live. That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toil – this is the gift of God.  I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it.  God does it so that men will revere him.  Ecclesiastes 3:11-14

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“Every day is a fresh beginning, Every morn is the world made new” – Sarah Chauncey Woolsey

Fresh Beginnings

Fresh Beginnings

In the Morning Made New

In the Morning Made New

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“Truth is the beginning of every good thing, both in heaven and on earth; and he who would be blessed and happy should be from the first a partaker of truth, for then he can be trusted” – Plato

Truth in the Beginning


Truth in the Beginning

2013 Daffodil Series – 02

 “From small beginnings come great things.” – A Proverb

Small BeginningsSmall Beginnings

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend filled with new beginnings and great things.