A morning stroll through the CSU Annual Flower Trial Gardens
Celebrating blossoms with ceenphotography
This week Patti’s (P.A. Moed) Lens-Artists photo challenge is to pick a color and select several photos that feature that color and then beginning with a “large” color subject go down to an image that contains a small subject color — going from large to small.
smoke rising (Cameron Peak fire)
light reflections seen through the windows of a coffee shop
rust on a section of a pedestrian over-pass
the stem and veins within a leaf
Nikon D750 f/8 1/400s 85mm 100 ISO
As the ink flows onto the page,
each word creating and tumbling into another,
she wonders aloud to no one in particular,
“are these sleeping memories
left in the shadows of grief …
a past writing on and on
this tale and that …
moving my pen across the page …
as if a bridge to yesterday?”
my face – my mother’s
lingering scent of sweet peas
beyond a haze of tear drops
my mother’s face – mine.
faded looking glass
a cup or two of coffee,
“Let’s linger a bit.”
Glossy branches of jasper, A sprinkling of early blossoms, Touched up by snow bring, The first tidings of spring. Soft and delicate in her new make-up, Fragrant face half showing, She emerges in the middle of the courtyard-- A beauty in the flower of youth fresh from her bath.
Nature must have regarded her with special favor, To lavish on her such splendid moonbeams. Come drain these golden cups of emerald Till we are drunk. Of all flowers this the one beyond compare. ~Li Qingzhao (cited: Jiaosheng Wang, Sino-Plantonic Papers The Complete Ci-poems of Li Qingzhao: A New English Translation)
Like the morning moon,
Cold, unpitying was my love.
And since we parted,
I dislike nothing so much
As the breaking light of day. ~Mibu no Tadamine
In the peaceful light
Of the ever-shining sun
In the days of spring,
Why do the cherry’s new-blown blooms
Scatter like restless thoughts? ~Ki no Tomonori
This week Amy invites photographers to share their work using natural light.