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Monday, July 20, 2009

Lantern in the Garden

This Chinese lantern stands beneath a pear tree, offering a perch for passing pigeons.

I had fun trying to shoot the lantern and a pigeon feather in the grass. Good thing I'm pretty bendy for a big girl!

It amazes me how such softly colored flowers can survive intense heat and sunlight...

When no one is looking, who blows this trumpet? Some fairy or elf? A pixie or sprite? Who gives voice to the garden's song? Who unleashes the call for the moon to rise and give light to the fay folk's play?

Another soft-hued bloom. Three, three, three, triple trines, lovely to behold.

If sunlight were to take shape as a flower, were to reach up to rejoin its source, I imagine it would look something like this.

7 comments:

cinner said...

love the flowers, my lilies are really short here this year. that pink is beautiful.Take care

Kyddryn said...

I thought the pink one was quite lovely, too.

The only lilies I have here at Casa de Crazy planted themselves - they're vivid orange, bloom in the spring, then fade away.

Thanks for popping by!

Not The Rockefellers said...

Beautiful shots...
A little familiar looking :)
I hope you had a great day..it looked spectacular!

Peace - Rene

Kyddryn said...

Why Mizz Rene, whatever could you mean?? :::blink...blink:::

Heh.

Yes, it was a lovely time all around - beautiful flowers and congenial company were the order of the day. I'd love to go back and wander around that park for a few days - the front entrance alone is worth a day and a few memory cards in the camera.

Thanks for popping in!

Susan said...

Beautimous. I love the sunlight one - what is that????????

RachelW said...

Please light the lantern for me, my far-away friend. I think I'm lost.

Kyddryn said...

Susan, I think it's a Cana (sp?) Lily, but I'm not certain...

Rachel...I hope you're finding your way a bit better, now...but I'm here to help you through the dark bits if you find you need it...