Being Still; Looking Closely

The other day we went for a drive in the country and Gerry cut a few branches and flowers from various weeds and shrubs by the side of the road. I wanted them for a couple of photography prompts I’m working on for the Be Still | One Year Wiser class I’m taking with the talented and inspirational Kim Klassen.

This morning I spent some time in my woman cave mucking around with assorted branches and flowers setting up vignettes, playing with light, and taking photos. So fun.2016-05-03 Flowers-1-8-2

Thought I’d share this pretty yellow flower with you–I have no idea what it’s called but I like it.

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I was surprised to find that the individual blossoms look like miniature daffodils! One of the many reasons I enjoy still life photography is that it gives me an opportunity to be still, look closely, and see things I might otherwise miss. It’s a relaxing and meditative practice that–on a good day–allows me to create something pretty. There’s a lot to be said for all of that.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. They are pretty from afar, but seeing that miniature daffodil is so sweet! I wonder what they’re called. Lovely shade of yellow.

  2. Beautiful. I think I like your florals best, but then all your photos are marvelous!

  3. Such lovely yellow flowers, Linda. I love that you shared them. Also, that you didn’t know their name and made no apology. There are so many birds and flowers that I don’t know the names of, yet their beauty fills me with riches. Thank you for this!

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