Thursday, July 9, 2009

from this tangled convolution

and from this tangled convolution shall emerge a thing of singular beauty. and with it a friend in kind. and they shall talk about the improbability of it all: the sun, the rain, the wind, and most especially they will talk about their mother - who holds them in her green hands like flags. tiny semaphores to all other living things that she will freely share the most deep-rooted images of herself for all to see and love.

and in their petals they hold her face, her heart, her soul . . . and so it is that flowers are little microcosms of the whole of nature - unconditional acts of love.

14 comments:

Delwyn said...

Hi Steven

what an unusual plant with such delicate little petals...
another new word - semaphores - flag like signals

thank you, you are becoming a semaphore, pointing the way to new words...

Happy days

steven said...

hi delwyn, i used the first image in this entry in a previous entry entitled "the beautiful usurper". i wanted to show what it looks like when it moves beyond its tangled phase. it's a real land-grabber as well as being an eye-grabber and i have to go out today to the river pebble bed down by the pool and do some merciless reorganization..... have a peaceful day. steven

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Beautiful blooms. I'm not familiar with this plant. I love its tangle! Greetings from Texas.

steven said...

hi lizzie, it's called spiderwort. i bought it from a coupel of women who run a perennial farm. they forgot to tell me that it has plans for world domination and spreads like crazy!!! have a peaceful day down in texas. steven

The Weaver of Grass said...

Very profound steven - and a most beautiful blue.

Dan Gurney said...

Isn't it funny how none of us feel any shame in studying, staring at, and admiring the visual beauty of a plant's reproductive organs? And plants, many of them, seem remarkably uninhibited about putting them on prominent display!

willow said...

Spiderwort? What an odd name for such an exotic plant. Gorgeous macro shots, Steven.

steven said...

hi weaver - i love the shades of blue and purple that flowers create. i'm still mystified and amazed at flowers. how do they know to make themselves so beautiful and to smell so good?!!! have a peaceful day. steven

steven said...

hi dan, hmmmm yes. wouldn't the world be a different and more peaceful place if that were the case for all living things?! hve a peaceful day. steven

steven said...

hi willow, it's a really strange name, not very attractive actually. the macro shots are courtesy of the loan of a macro lens that a friend of mine who works for olympus is letting me have the use of for the summer. i thought it'd simply be a matter of putting in on and away you go. nope. there's stuff i just don't know as i am almost wholly ignorant of how cameras work, preferring to be available to the lucky moment. that having been said i find it takes about twenty to thirty shots to get one i like. have a peaceful day. steven

Amelia said...

I have never seen anything so beautiful! I am in awe!

Nothing is more beautiful than unconditional love, either.

*hugs*

steven said...

hi amelia, i'm glad that you liked the pictures. i believe that all things are connected by unconditional love. we can learn from it, if we want. have a peaceful day. steven

jeannette stgermain said...

wow you made a stunning shot of this flower! Saw your comments several times, so I thought it's time to visit! Glad I did.
Your header is out of this world!!

steven said...

hi jeanette, thanks for visiting. the header is a shot of some dried flowers in my living room. every time we get flowers i add them to the collections around this house. the blue flowers - well they really were blue!! the pictures of the spiderwort are so cool and i really love the colours that showed up. i'm glad you came by. have a peaceful day. steven