Green represents nature, healing, and harmony. The white clover flower means “Think of Me” in the Victorian Language of Flowers. The “me” in the poem is representative of my faith, I always have someone to think of to get me through a long day.
“I sought the Lord, and he answered me; He delivered me from all my fears.” – Psalm 34:4
“All our progress is an unfolding, like the vegetable bud, you have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge, as the plant has root, bud and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Tonight begins a journey with the Lily. Historically, the Lily has represented majesty. In some parts of history it can be found that Lilies of various colors represent something other than, or in addition to, majesty. For example, the white Lily, as I posted last week, represents purity and virtue. Throughout the 2013 Lily series you will see Lilies of varying color as well as black and white images of Lilies. The Lily itself is a magnificent flower. It can be a challenge to photograph, but if you have wonderful natural light, those challenges seem to fade to artistic creation. I hope you enjoy the series and look forward to your comments and feedback.
Despite the the fact that we are nearing the middle of December and Christmas is just around the corner, I am not quite ready to resign to the fact that Autumn has moved out of my grasp, and with it, the array of colors that accompanied it this year. Today I came across a few remaining images of golden yellow leaves that I captured while spending a bit of time shooting in a local cemetery on a dreary day in October. Before the season is fully withdrawn, I thought I would post them. I hope you find the splendor in them that I did.
“Out of damp and gloomy days, out of solitude, out of loveless words directed at us, conclusions grow up in us like fungus: one morning they are there, we know not how, and they gaze upon us, morose and gray. Woe to the thinker who is not the gardener but only the soil of the plants that grow in him.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
Everyday is an adventure filled with little wonders if we just keep our eyes open for them. Today’s adventure for our family involved a walk with the purpose of making observations for science classes. The direction we took was strictly with the intent to observe a tree that we had passed numerous times recently. Joshua had labeled the tree “the pancake tree”. Once observing it closely, we decided it could also be referred to as the sea shell tree. Once we examined the tree we came home and researched the unique yellow-orange growths on the internet. We discovered that the growths on the tree are sulfur fungus. It’s amazing how much art can be taken from simple explorations such as the walk we had today. Over the next few days I’ll post more of our interesting finds. Some days I’ll have quotes to pair with the images, some days there will only be photographs. Be sure to check back to see what art nature gifted us with today.
The Pancake Tree
The Art Nature Gifts us With – Little Miracles Abound