a Photographic Journey by Meryl

Posts tagged “flowers

Sunnyside Up

Sunny-side Up

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May

Batik 21

Happy May Day!!!!

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Release

Batik 3
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Progress

come close
studied eye
progress slowly
tweedy pie

Sometimes it feels like we’re just  jogging around
in circles, not really getting anywhere.  That’s when it’s time
to stop and take a look at what’s right in front of us. That’s when
we need to consider where we’ve been versus where we are right now.
That’s when it’s time to  recite, Progress not Perfection.  When I visited a
community garden yesterday and looked up and saw this big, old pod
staring back at me, I remembered what a wise woman once
told me, “the only change I believe in is slow.”

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Love XI

last bloom
harvest moon
autumn days
purple rays
from above
bunch of
Love

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Jest

stretching high
fans of green
I’m aquatic
stand out
blessed

don’t be
confused
I’m not Lily
nor of
the West

think
take a guess
rather giggle
than scream
I jest

Through recovery, I’ve learned how important it is
to have fun even when stressed. In the past, I became so fixated on solving a problem
that I couldn’t breathe, couldn’t move, certainly couldn’t imagine enjoying anything until the problem was solved.
It was just another way that I was paralyzed by fear. Recently, I heard this saying: “move a muscle, change a thought.”
If I could find a way to replace my negative thoughts with positive energy
like gazing at this image and writing this little ditty, perhaps I could change my course.

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Web of Love

Today I’m pleased to feature my image with words
by fellow blogger and close friend, Robyn Lee of Through The Healing Lens.
When I read her post Mandala of Her Mind last week, I was not only moved but
tickled by the fact that I had just taken a photograph that I felt reflected
the web of love that she describes so succinctly. It never ceases
to amaze me how true connections between loved ones
appear and reappear time after time.
Thank you, Robyn!

Like a spider,
setting forth
to make her way;

Strand by strand,
she weaves together
antique threads of
hope truth wisdom.

Carefully connecting
delicate fibers
of promises
suspended;

She watches as
mosaic patterns
emerge,
revealing small
segments of self

Laboriously,
she knits complex
arrangements,

Intricate mazes
designed to capture
dreams unrealized;
tying meticulous
knots tightly,
at each cross-section.

With tenuous
twists and turns,
she spins through
tangled tales
of love;
swinging
wildly from
silken strings of
ambiguity.

Finally,
in the heart
of her mandala
she rests

Knowing that
her work
for today
is done.

by Robyn Lee


Love VII

reaching
for love
yearning
for rain
bursting
with pain
so much
energy
growing
again

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Love V

red velvet
campari curls
shadows deep
now unfurl

chiffon swings
hipster tea
whispers scent
remember me

for my daughter
Jaclyn on her 22nd Birthday

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Love II

bloodlets
pearl tenets
hospital bed
my menace
awaiting
penance
above
mere
Love

This is my second post in a series called Love that is
evolving through flowers.  As corny as it may sound,
Love is the key to any recovery starting with love of self.
And what could be closer to self than Nature.
So I’ve started with the beautiful blooms I’ve encountered.
I imagine it will progress in time, migrating to other living things.
So keep a lookout for at least one Love post per week.

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Love

swirled together
between sheets
purple heart
inside out
pale skin
exposed
bruised
Love

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Soothe

lavender
sprinkle
bubble
spray
scrub
brew
rub
Soothe

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Bloom

rosebud
blooming bright
bountiful spirit
filled with light
letting go yet
holding tight

in honor of my daughter’s college graduation
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Joy

little boys
pure
Joy

Happy Mother’s Day!


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Scattered

confetti strewn
decoration
disarray
matter
mixed
tarred
drained
Scattered

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