Month: February 2020

snowdrops

fair maids of february

white violets of the spring

awaken now

sweet beauties of resilience

teach me of thy song

you

sing…

 

Seize the Day-Electus

discovered these delicate little beauties while touring one of the many covered bridges of Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. Naturally they stole the show. These resilient little babes are called snowdrops and are nature’s way of hinting that spring is on its way. In the language of flowers, these are a symbol of hope. They are one of the first of wild blooms as the transition from winter to spring descends and truly are resilient to the still harsh colder days and get their name from the ability to deflect snow. They are currently on the endangered plants list so please if you come upon them refrain from picking!

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curious

I captured this image during a visit through Lancaster County in Pennsylvania, a place I’ve long since wanted to visit and capture the serene beauty of the land and the simplistic lifestyle of the Amish. A place where one can disconnect with the world and truly find beauty and peace within nature and one’s own imagination. I call this piece “curious” as the little one peeking back at me seems to share the same curiosity as my camera was giving to him.

sail

that random walk

finding a conch shell

and resting it to my ear

sanguine waves sing,

even there

a language of you

tiny mementos

concealed for me again

to be your audience,

and you,

my sail…..

Liran Danino-Adayin Rek (עדיין ריק)

I am fortunate to live along the eastern coast so mornings waking up to views like this are not too difficult to acquire. The sea shall always call to me. Shall always be my vice, my grounding, my best friend, my lover, my healer, my guide and in this instance, my muse, as often she is. I hope you find the same serenity in this image as well as I do as well as the song I’ve paired it with.

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dawn

the dawn,

as wild as her carnival heart

prisms of red and pink

scorch the silent sea

as restless beats answer

to another day….

Arsonist’s Lullaby-Hozier

I captured this image during a morning hike in the Great Dismal Swamp, which by name alone, lends thoughts of dreariness and darkness and maybe even death. This view, as I came upon it, I liken “fairy steps” as they’ve left a little of their magic behind there can’t you see it? Transforming this thought dreary land into an enchanted garden full of life. A beautiful start to my day this was and I’m honored to be able to share it with you.

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lotus

 

in daily baths of melancholy

with no grand speed ascending

from caverns carved by nature’s creed

til waters part, unbending

 

as moon gods sprinkle unlikely dreams

to thought shallow graves below

where sun’s finest pupils hath not been

nor shall ever truly know

 

through muddy morsels a fairy born

a blushing pixie to the moon

a darkened path, unlikely guide

slow steps from its cocoon

 

unfurling petals as moon gods sing

the song of its mythical fate

to reach beyond those shallow graves

to cloudscapes in patient wait

Journey’s End -Blackmill

During a visit to a botanical garden in North Carolina, I captured this image upon realizing that I had never seen a lotus flower in its habitat. I was mesmerized by this pond brimming with them and found myself after thirty minutes or so feet planted in the same position, daydreaming. These delicate beauties are born with magic and it floats to the surface with them. The aura of tranquility they emit for those that take the time to truly see their beauty and the resilience of their survival, simply put, is breathtaking.

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