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.
  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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