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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Delighting In Sun-Infused Blossoms





With so many consecutive rainy days, it was a relief to find some memories of sunshine in photos from two weeks ago! I suppose this is a way to look at our lives in general, no? There will be stormy, gray sky times that feel unending, but if we look back we know that the joy of internal sunshine once graced us and that it will return again. We must call upon an old friend, Patience,  while waiting for the sun to re-appear and clouds to clear. Everything changes, this is one thing we can count on as we exhale and inhale...coming back to just this, just this moment, for soon this will pass too, and we (I?) will realize how much the rain and clouds have been a blessing in the perspective gained through  the sideview mirror of hindsight. (Objects are closer than they appear-perhaps contentment is too!)




33 comments:

  1. This particular beauty infuses my spirit.

    Thank you for sharing and Happy Sunday!

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  2. My favorite today - how we can see through the flowers sandy

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  3. those top 2 shots are just wonderful!

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  4. the light enhanced these beauties. terrific shots.

    Today's Flowers

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  5. Absolutely beautiful....both photos and thoughts.
    I have been blessed with a wonderful, spiritual day, and holding close to my heart that feeling!
    And passing some to you~~♥

    XXOO~~
    Anne

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  6. I struggle so much with patience, with being in the moment, with gratitude for tribulations. I needed to read this. Thanks Laura.

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  7. Lovely pink and white blossoms! They are delicate and ethereal-looking.

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  8. Gorgeous blooms!

    Please take a peek of the Flowers at my page. Have great week ahead!

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  9. First the bloom, then the fruit!

    MY BLINGLESS SHADOW

    A shadow’s an odd sort of thing;
    It might have a nose or a wing,
    A tail like a dog,
    A bump like a log,
    But one thing it has not is bling!


    © 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher


    Shadows in Solitude

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  10. More crab apple blossoms :o)

    We have a had a lot of rain here too and I am having a bit of a rainy time of it in my life as well, but in both cases the skies are beginning to clear and in both cases everything looks so lush, green and alive after so much rain :o)

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  11. Beauties Laura! I love the first one!!!

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  12. Beautiful blooms, I love to see flowers against the blue of the sky.

    We have had a lot of rain too but I knew that when it cleared the flowers would be gorgeous.

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  13. It is so nice to follow the season and extend it visually thru your photos even tho our crab apple blossoms are long gone.

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  14. I agree with the others:
    wonderful against the blue.

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  15. oh, yes. i told a friend recently--there were times when i've asked "oh my god...damn, what's wrong? why is this happening to me?--but after time to see how things became from things that happened, i suggested to her that maybe all the while things may have always been (instead) just right.
    michelle,
    thewanderer

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  16. We actually had a lovely sunny day down here...yesterday...for the rapture, of course...but today, back to the grey clouds and rain...but the flowers sure do look pretty.

    I'm waiting for fireflies...

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  17. Beautiful light and details in these images. <3

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  18. Laura, every day sunshine in SWEDEN and I don´t want to think about gray sky. But In fact, most of the photos I have taken with gray skies are beautiful.
    I like your text . Always it´s time to think about the life...
    http://graceolsson.com/blog/2011/05/measure-of-life/

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  19. Hi Laura,
    Thanks for stopping by! I love the name of your blog- I do believe the act of creating IS a spiritual practice! Hope the sun is shining your way soon. :) Lovely blossoms! :)

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  20. I especially love your last line. Gorgeous photos.

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  21. smiles. these are beautiful...and yes perhaps contentment is as well...

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  22. Takes my breath the beauty of these photos..I hope every day you have time to get up and reach to the sky and know that you are blessed even in those days of unrest.
    Love,
    Katelen

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  23. So good to see the sun. Heartwarming...

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  24. Using your apple blossom photographs from a couple weeks ago to speak about transience is brilliant--we experienced that glorious sunny time, then the rainy time, now the present; it all passes so quickly that as you say, there's no need to worry. I'm reminded of what they used to say when we lived in San Francisco: "If you don't like the weather, wait an hour." So apropos for life too:)

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  25. Beautiful flower and beautiful thought!

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  26. I wouldn't mind having those flowers as an umbrella in the rain:)

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  27. Beautiful - need rain to nourish - so they become these beauties.
    Just like we need seasons to nourish our souls...

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  28. we could use some of your rain... wish i could send you some sun.

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