A Lush Life

Let the fields and their crops burst out with joy! — Psalm 96:12 A smear and dab of yellow wash begins my practice — no theme, no subject, just memory of blooms and whimsy with shape and color, and I find a stillness and peace as I fill my brush with hued water, contemplating life,Continue reading “A Lush Life”

The Wide-World

The flowers are springing up, the season of singing birds has come, and the cooing of turtledoves fills the air. —Song of Solomon 2:12 The wide world opens in this lilac-eyed daisy with its glacier white petals and streaks of ice-blue, a treasury of beauty on one single, unassuming bloom, and it awakens this  fieldContinue reading “The Wide-World”

Things We Take for Granted

We took a walk, as we so often do, reflecting and dreaming as we wander around a neighborhood we know so well, same turns down  the same streets. We know the houses, have our favorite trees, share nods with the few others who also traipse these paths, usually at the same crossways, but however theContinue reading “Things We Take for Granted”

Diffusing Beauty

Maybe flowers weep, heaving sadness up through the stem and down the tender leaves, distilling living beauty into  the vapor of perfume so that at least  their scent  will be carried into a world too busy to slow into an awareness that beauty lives  everywhere. —C.L. Fisher, March 2021 Unless otherwise indicated, all content, including writingContinue reading “Diffusing Beauty”

Elegant Bloom

A friend sent me these photos of an elegant bloom hanging in air, a little speck of bedecked  petals hovering above the blossoming garden like a hummingbird seeking her fair portion of pollen. There is such rare beauty we walk past, over, through each day, but we too often  fail to pause and take aContinue reading “Elegant Bloom”

Day of Blooms Opening

My day opened with a light  mist falling, keeping us  from our morning walk,  so we found our cozy,  each in a comfy chair,  reading. We had a late  breakfast, cinnamon toast  lightly buttered, and then  we had time for a second  cup of coffee. You left  for work, and I sought  solace in myContinue reading “Day of Blooms Opening”

Saying Goodbye to Butterflies

I capture the last few images before  your migration farther, ever farther south.   You have rested here; our Texas hospitality  served for a time, the blue plumbago  and sunny yellow lantana a perfect  blossoming backdrop for your wild and graceful wings. I’ve held out my hand,  and you’ve landed but found nothing  as interestingContinue reading “Saying Goodbye to Butterflies”