I’ve been doing a lot of “art” stuff lately – mostly dried flowers set into resin. Here’s a few photos (since I just upgraded my account and now I have another 3GB to fill with pics).
I love Dahlia, their flowers and the smell of their foliage. I only have one variety, a “spider” dahlia, in my garden, but it is so lovely that I fall in love with it each year, and of course I take lots of photos.
However, I also like to edit my photos a little bit, and one of my favourite edits is simply to invert the photo, and guess what? My dahlia looks totally awesome inverted, like some tentacled maw about to swallow you up. What do you think?
I had a niggly little thought
but it was full of holes
and so I didn’t say it, but left it in my head
and that’s as good as any place
to store it I suppose.
I had a little leaf
and it was full of holes
and yet they made it beautiful, an elegant design
so I found a way to keep it safe
and let it’s whole self show.
I’m thankful for the trees in my garden which give me shade in summer,
bare branches in winter,
and texture all year round.
I’m also thankful for the lovely rural views I enjoy, I like looking at my neighbours highland cattle with their shaggy coats and long horns. They are quite friendly (being hand-raised) and if I pick some tree tips they will come up and eat them from my hand.
once i was young and lissome,
a tight bud of youth in my prime,
now I am crinkled and shrivelled
as happens to all in time.
once I had velvet complexion,
as soft as the dew of the dawn,
now life’s wear and tear is evident,
in a visage that looks tired and worn.
once all the youth surrounded me,
i was sheltered and shaded, and strong,
now all that freshness has faded,
and yet, some beauty lives on.