May 4th-12 is National Wildflower Week! I would be remiss in my duties as a lover/photographer of wildflowers if I didn’t share some Colorado beauty in celebration. So, a collection of just a few of my favorite wildflower shots from the past few years…:)
One of the most uplifting aspects of spending time in nature is being soaked through your senses in beauty. There’s beauty in the smells of nature, the sounds, the feel of the sun on your skin and the wind through your hair. But come spring and the arrival of wildflowers, the eyes are offered the biggest treats. Splashes of color and grace blanket wild landscapes in lush displays of nature’s grandeur. Delicate, sunny faces smile at us with a cheery “Hello!”
May you all be uplifted by wildflowers this week! Enjoy all that nature offers us to heal, center, and delight us.
We’re not always out of control when we’re “spiraling”.
Sometimes we’re growing in beautiful ways that no one imagined…
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(mountain mahogany, January 21, 2013, from the trails at Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado Springs)
Do everything in life
from a place of love
Nearly every day I am blessed to see the “Kissing Camels” rock formation at Garden of the Gods.
I always find life lessons in nature, and this lovely red rock has softly been speaking to me for years.
It is a gentle visual push to soften my heart.
It is an unspoken voice telling me to be open.
It reminds me to always act from a place of love
rather than fear
or anger, or jealousy,
or any of the emotional states that sabotage our well-being and close us off from the love we all need.
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The tansy aster…
Nature’s curly ribbon
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I couldn’t resist! Today’s pics of my favorite flowers as they begin to curl up after blooming. They look like curly ribbon!!!
My favorite flowers are hitting the peak of their blooming season with beauty and whimsy, adding their purple-and-yellow splashes of joy to the rich palette of the Colorado autumn.
Snow arrives here in the foothills of the Rockies tonight.
It’s as if the tansy asters are the ribbons on the gift of the arrival of snow. Heralding an ease to our drought as white sparkling water falls to blanket our mountains for the winter.
Weather our first snow well, little tansy asters!
Life offers a rich palette of colors
With which to paint our lives
We just have to pick up the brush
Welcome miracles of beauty,
Love, and happiness in your life
My miracle moment, from the trails today…
“Follow the path that inspires you… and leads to glorious new things…”
“America’s Mountain”, Pike’s Peak, inspired me this beautiful morning.
Hope you’re all inspired today!
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None of us is perfect
We each have our blemishes
And subtle flaws
But if we find our way to the light
Our striking beauty, our individual splendor
Shines right through
Who climbs above the ordinary dirt
And discovers wonder and beauty
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