Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Unfettered beauty

Daisies are here! :)

It’s that time of the year again. Daisies are nodding and the hills "in my backyard" are alive with wildflowers :) I came back home from work to spot these smiling pretty things on the little hill next to where I park my car and though I had planned to showcase the lighthouses I collected on my trip to Michigan, I decided that the lights could wait. We have had a few sodden days (which I totally love) lately, and then sun shone briefly last evening and look at the magic it created!!!!My biggest joy in summer comes from wildflowers……....other staples of summer: dainty, breezy sundresses, long twilights, butterflies, ice creams, watermelons, buzzing farmer markets, and ripe, juicy mangoes (from the times when I was a child growing up in India) follow the lead. That reminds me, when I was orienting for my new job at the hospital about 3 months back (!!!!! time sure flies!!!!!), some of us new employees joined the “charity” club associated with the hospital to give up a certain percentage of our salary that would help (in ways other than just hospital-related) the club to reach out to the community we serve. As a “thank-you” gift, guess what the club gave us each in return (apart from some sponsored items): a packet of wildflower seeds. The idea being: if you want to be reassured what a beautiful world we inhabit: sow the seeds, water them and then when time is right just stand back and watch as nature delivers its inspired performance. Isn’t that lovely! :)

Petal Power ;D

Cheery core

12 comments:

Cindy said...

The photos are beautiful. Love the raindrops on the last one.

Cindy said...

Hi, thanks for the comments and visit. It's nice to meet you too. I went to USF for a short time. It's a great school.

It's hot here right now, but the rain cools things off. It's starting to look green.

Cindy

Sarad said...

volia!small-small flowers are beautiful. it's usually hard to catch a raindrop like that.

Lori said...

Simply spectacular photos! I especially love the close-up of the daisy. Nature is so amazing!

Kerri said...

OH, these are fabulous Moi! And I love the meaning behind the wildflower seeds! Beautiful thoughts for today!!

Radha said...

thats beautiful

photowannabe said...

Breath-taking beauty in a simple Daisy blossom.
I love the gift of the wildflower seeds. Its the perfect choice.

Ruth said...

I want to lie down in that field - at least in your photo. :)

The last shot especially, Moi, is incredible. The chiaroscuro is so gorgeous!

Nazzareno said...

Gorgeous shots, Moi, you have a beautiful blog.

Faye Pekas said...

Daisys are my favorite flower. These are beautiful. The flower in the middle with the missing petals.. did you play loves-me-loves-me-not with this flower or did they drop off naturally?

The package of seeds was a thoughtful gift.

Roger said...

Simple and beautiful. Love the pics.

Mihir said...

love the last one.
(more than the others :))