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Sunday, March 15, 2015
I Heart Macro 95
the time has come
grant us amnesty winter
we contest not your beauty
nor joy elicited from fresh fallen snow
your abundance has filled us with much delight
rather these ripening rainbow tipped branches
are no longer content confined in tight bud
let rain replace ice sun warm the earth
so that freedom may burst forth
a riotous symphony of color
we have waited patiently
many months to see
the unfurling of
Last night it rained steadily, a soothing lullaby as I drifted in and out of sleep. Then snow resumed the next afternoon, appearing more like a popcorn popper than a snow globe, with March winds flinging fat flakes about. This short lasting precipitation didn't amount to much, although the ground is still snow covered. It is thinner, softer, I can tell even from high up in my bedroom as I watch the level sink down relative to its height against the fence now compared to just days ago; the opposite of ticks on a wall marking the growth of a child, yet with similar excitement and expectation, for melting snow means developing plants. And the softness is evident as our dog Ellie ventures across more of the backyard, no longer limited to her high walled snow labyrinth. She prances on top for a few steps then down a leg drops into a slushy patch. Each morning a new bird adds his or her voice to the chorus. What a joy!
I've not been out taking pictures for a couple of weeks, as I've been living with some low belly and back pain making it difficult to walk. Like winter's grip, I have faith that this too shall soon pass. Today's photos are actually from a late January thaw before the snow was too high to safely walk along the roads. It is amazing to me how in the middle of winter the trees were already preparing for the next season! I suspect the buds are a bit plumper now. I look forward to going out to investigate as they start to open, or not long after, depending on my mobility. How I do delight in spring’s awakening!
Update on pelvic pain: I had a laparoscopy Monday morning, one tiny organ removed and sent to pathology, otherwise all looks good, bed rest at home for a few days and hoping this will relieve at least some if not all of the pain as the incisions heal. There may be other things going on related to MS spasticity just to make life a little more interesting, we'll see.
Welcome to Week Ninety-Five
I Heart Macro
"Pure awareness transcends thinking... It allows you to look at the world once again with open eyes. And when you do so, a sense of wonder and quiet contentment begins to reappear in your life."~Mark Williams and Danny Pennman, from Mindfulness An Eight-Week Plan For Finding Peace In A Frantic World
It is time for YOU to share the love up-close with YOUR
I Heart Macro offerings!
Enjoy slowing down with your camera, paying full attention, observing beauty and curiosities many people pass right by. Your generosity of spirit and keen eyes may open the door to miniscule miracles and mirth others would not have access to otherwise. Feel free to include poetry, prose and thoughts your macro photo or series inspire(s) in you. Writing is completely optional for participation. Straight out of the camera (SOC), edited, color, black and white, anything goes as long as you bring the viewer near to whatever it is that drew your heart's attention and "woke you up" to full presence.
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The I Heart Macro Linky opens tonight,
Sunday evening at 8pm EST
and remains open for you to share your close-up images all week long!