May 26, 2009
See the flowers, Finally Spring is here in Southern Oregon. Life is renewed and as I walked deep in thought through this open land tucked in amongst the yellow carpet of wildflowers was this lone blue flower. (I love wildflowers.) I couldn't help but to think how it had struggled through the long cold winter, drinking what it needed to thrive and then popped through when the sun warmed the soil so it could unfold and show its face and take a strong hold in the dirt, living life to its fullest, bracing against any harsh wind blowing through the juniper trees growing strong around it. Too soon it will fade and drop its seed to start the process all over again. I feel a bit at odds this week as I learned of my ex husband's sudden death. Every living thing in life has its own journey and as we grow and develop the best we can by the blueprints laid out before us, we do not not know when the life as we know it will end. Like that flower, I lift my face to the sunshine and feel life warmth around me and brace for the future whatever that should bring. Happy to be here, where I am surrounded by the things & people that mean so much to me, and the earthly elements that nurture me I am aware of breathing and being alive. Lucky to have brought my camera along on this special day to capture this living growing beauty.
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