Monday, July 20, 2009

i liked its quiet innocence

in the sky above - clouds have filled the early-morning blue sky with their afternoon fluffiness - welcome back clouds, i wondered where you'd gone!
in the cool afternoon breezes, the clouds scatter and smear like oil on the water of the pool . . .
the wild grasses that live in the river pebble bed are happy to get sun and rain . . .
the very first lily appeared today . . . hello . . . you're beautiful . . . .
beauty always draws me closer . . .
but it was this soft little flower's presence that drew me away from the pool with its tall wild grasses, smeary clouds, and orange beauty into a little uncultivated area that i have saved for the fairies . . .
i liked its quiet innocence . . . .


(click on the images to fill your screen with beauty of all kinds!)

14 comments:

leks said...

I can not just go by and not say a thing!
Or Ill just do that,cause there is no word that I know of to paint this feeling,wright now! Thank you for the beauty you captured with your eye.You bring the world to my feet,Delwyn is olso gifted on that way,Im lucky to know you.San

steven said...

hi sandra, thanks for coming in! it amazes me that in a little space there is so much beauty. think of a person - think of all that is in their life and then in them - the totality of all their life - the ugly and the lovely. it just amazes me. i take my model for that from nature. one little tiny corner of my garden and it is filled with an infinity of little moments and loveliness. if you can accept that synchronicity is another way of talking about luck then i agree with your last statement!!! peace! steven

Dan Gurney said...

I'm with Sandra. This post reminds me of Hazy Moon. Thank you for a moment of wonder and beauty.

willow said...

Ah, yes, that's an N.C. Wyeth sky. ((sigh)) And that lily is just gorgeous. Orange has been so appealing to me lately.

steven said...

hi dan . . . well you're welcome of course. i am glad that i see the magic and love it for what it is - a gift. steven

steven said...

hi willow, yes i guess it is a wyeth sky! and the lily - well i couldn't believe my eyes when it was right there this morning, out of nowhere and so beautiful. my fave pic of the post is the orange lily loseup. that amazes me - there so much happening in that lily's little orange world!!! have a lovely evening. steven

Delwyn said...

Good morning Steven

Yes I too wondered when you began to talk to the clouds and the lily whether you had contracted a case of Delwynitis...

It is wonderful that we are suffering from this affliction of mindfulness...

Such a lovely post Steven, skies, clouds, grasses and lily, but the piece de resistance is the virgin dandelion...untouched...

Thank you

Happy days

Delwyn said...

Good morning Steven

I too wondered when you began talking to the clouds and to the lily whether you had contracted Delwynitis...

It is wonderful that we are living with this affliction of mindfulness...


Such a lovely post, the skies, the clouds, the lilt, but the piece de resistance - the virgin dandelion - untouched..

Thanks Steven

Happy days

steven said...

hello delwyn, the sun has set and the horizon is a slamon pink up into violet then deep deep purply blue.
my kids and wife know that i talk to lots of things. people everywhere. i love to talk with strangers. but i talk to the animals, the birds, the flowers, trees, almost anything. but i do it with some discretion because i don't want to get put in the white van and sent away to get sorted out!!!!
i love dandelions - they are a much maligned species. have a lovely day ahead of you delwyn. by the way, i took the comparison with your wrok made by sandra and dan as high compliments indeed!!! steven

Loren said...

The child, or perhaps it's the mathematician, in me continues to adore dandelions, even though I no longer blow them to the wind in my own yard.

leks said...

Hi,its me again,did not sleep,went for a walk trough the virtual landscape with the most beautiful skyes and delicate dandelions.
Im glad to read that you talk to strangers,clouds,birds,flowers,almost everything too, and if you are not afraid of a thunder why should you be scared of little white? :O) Im not!!! They could not ever sorted me out,not in their wildest dreams!White does not mach the collor of my eyes,look the lunatics are on the gras(Pink Floyd)green is more my color.Ciao!

Delwyn said...

You are sweet...

I talk to anything too and myself a lot of the time...

Happy days

steven said...

hi loren - i'm not surprised to read that you share my appreciation for dandelions - and for almost the same reasons! i don't blow them anymore either - well only in the big fields near here!!! have a peaceful day. steven

steven said...

sandra you need to get some sleep. the world'll still be there when you wake up you know!!! i'm not really concerned with other people thinking i'm a nut. i can't help it!!!
blue. blue is my favourite colour. all shades. blue. see you. steven