My fascination,favorite attraction, purest joyphotographing nature, is finding the meekamong the mundaneand crowningwith due recognitionthe beauty beyond fitfor the stage; sort of like lemonadefrom life's lemons, I like to lookat it all through the light in my lenses. The less obvious,the underfoot trodden,I refract the raysto highlightthe forgotten, and so it goesas a life lesson:beauty existsall around us, … Continue reading Crowning

Far Side of Flower

My photographer daughter nearby(with better equipment than mine)inquires why I would take a photoof the flower from behind,and I am a bit surprised,as she usually gets it intuitively,my fellow creative withour shared-way-of-seeing-nature genes...I didn't have an answer at the time, hard to explain the inner, abstract sensations, but as I play with the many images I took, some … Continue reading Far Side of Flower

Bluebell Truths

First among the season'sblooms of Mexican bluebells,the sight of the familiar coloralready having sprungthe leak in my heart's well,so profoundly in its silencerang such messages of truth, its face to the soft, setting sun,its torn wing-petal too,so humble,so beautiful,a story untold:inner workingsonly throughthe gentle,loving lightvulnerablyexposed.We are meantto fill in the gaps,each other hold, using the same lightharbored … Continue reading Bluebell Truths

Deep in the Thicket

Deep in the thicket,the beacon seeks and finds,no seed nor budneglected nor lost;keep faith in the Light.  Deep in the thicket, when the first ray shines, no beauty can parallelthe humility and grace,that relieved reachfor renewed life. You will be found,for you were never lost.God has always been theretenderly removing thornsand lovingly healing the loss.  When that … Continue reading Deep in the Thicket

Ladies in White

Pinks, reds, yellows, purples...take me to where the ivory unfurls petals reminiscent of celestial wings,angel-whispers of the purest things, stories of strength derived from faith,and tales of troubles confronted with grace. Bold colors burst forth in the celebration of spring,but I find myself frozen, soul keenly listening to the ladies in white, swaying silently;they draw … Continue reading Ladies in White

Befriending Bumblebees

Befriending bumblebees,watching cloud-shapes come to life,making majestic the flowering weeds,the peace around me seeps in when I am outside. (See the bumblebee?) Time may tick, but no manmade clockinterrupts Laura's la-la land thoughts.I am one of them, the nature alive in the yard,no language needed when you are birthed from the stars,though I do whistle … Continue reading Befriending Bumblebees

Parking Lot Thoughts

Turn not a blind eye uponthe beauty that surrounds;sometimes you simply mustexpend a bit of effort toseek it out.There is never a beauty drought.Look about! In a grocery store parking lot,for you, I frame this bouquet,non-bought, to send you a wordless reminderof my love, to remind you are dearlythought of,desiring that the white-petaled hopecould be a moment that … Continue reading Parking Lot Thoughts

See Past Shells

You are not broken. We all have our chips,scabs and scars,stories hidden, the search and strivefor perfect,itself a myth; you are perfectas is, each soul a treasure,measured not by appearanceor the illusion of wholeness,for we are equally completewhen love washes over us for no shell is enclosed,though we shrink within, open and in rotation,vulnerable heartssearch … Continue reading See Past Shells