Saturday, April 29, 2017

If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for a moment.

~ Georgia O’Keefe

I love photographing fading flowers. They take on a character that is ever richer as they age, droop and, finally, drop their petals–finished.

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Today, we gather with family to move my mother-in-love to a different care home. I will miss the residents where she lives now. I’ve learned from them as we’ve visited every week–not from anything they’ve said or done but from the example of their lives. This surprises me.



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. Your photo reminds of a Georgia O’Keefe poppy print that hung on my kitchen wall before we moved. It was crimson and sensual and took me into another world for a moment.

    1. Isn’t it beautiful when art can take us to another place for a while. Perfect.

  2. I know what you mean about meeting and learning about life from the dear hearts living in care homes. I still check on some of the ladies where my MIL lived.

    Didn’t Geaogia have one of the most unique eyes for art in flowers and landscape. Her work has always fascinated me.

    1. Yes she did, Letty. How wonderful that you still take time to visit some of the ladies in your MIL’s care home,

  3. A lovely picture. I hope your MIL adjusts well to her new home.

    1. Thank you, Mildred.

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