Spring Winks

“April is the cruellest month, breeding/ Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing/ Memory and desire, stirring/ Dull roots with spring rain.” —From T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land Just beyond my reach  in the highest branches, tilted just enough for the sun to catch the edge and cause the tiny flower to wink, grasp myContinue reading “Spring Winks”

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”

A Dynamic Slate

Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. —Ecclesiastes 3:11 How does the slender stem  hold the long and silky petals and the pollen filled center pillow of theContinue reading “A Dynamic Slate”

Autumn’s Kiss

For everything there is a season,  a time for every activity under heaven. — Ecclesiastes 3:1, NLT The once long leaves have curled in; this sun seeking flower pulled up the covers and rolled down the shades, a weary bloom asleep in the gray haze of dawn, a certain sign that summer is settling back intoContinue reading “Autumn’s Kiss”

Detached

“Flowers are the music of the ground.  From earth’s lips spoken without sound.” — Edwin Curran I snipped green stems in angled lines, renewing the vein, a cut required for water, a temporary reprieve before the completion of certain decay. I photographed these charming blooms, profuse with color and releasing the heady aroma of florals,Continue reading “Detached”

Nudges

I’ve developed a fondness  for flowers, and I tell you,  if you take the time to notice,  they are different each day, each hour, really.  I’ve become enamored of bees, only recently realizing how many I’ll see if I slow down and seek them amid blooms near me.  I have been standing  under trees, findingContinue reading “Nudges”

The Root

“Then Christ will make His home in your hearts as you trust Him.  Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong.” — Ephesians 3:17, NLT The root fixes itself into the soil, imbibes the rich humus, impressing itself further,  deeper, establishing a home, a tap line and other finer branches, veinsContinue reading “The Root”

Butterflies

“Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.” — Nathaniel Hawthorne These little creatures intrigue me, so delicate but also mighty, wings beating against wind so quickly. They dance when they encounter another one of their species, circling, Continue reading “Butterflies”