Sunday, October 30, 2011

TODAY'S FLOWERS - Dry-land Irises


Recently, I spent some time with my sister in a Melbourne
Rehabilitation Centre. I sat with her for a few days but while
she rested, I had some fresh-air R&R and walked around the
outside of the facility breathing in the green energy of the trees
and feasting my eyes on the general vegetation.


Most people coming and going passed these lovely irises with
unseeing eyes . .
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they bloomed regardless of the visitors or inmates, just glorying
in their own beauty and freedom to be.



To my troubled soul they provided balm . . .

If I can manage it, I will show you some more next week.

26 comments:

  1. Dear Arija, I'm so glad that God's beautiful creation provided balm and peace in your soul. I pray for your sister every day; for you too. We have similar blooms in SA (and here in Kenya) which I know as Wild Iris or Dietes. Thanks for passing this calm onto us as well. Blessings. Jo

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  2. So,so lovely and delicate and beautiful flowers hoping their beauty will give comfort to you Arija!
    Rewarding Sunday to you and yours!

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  3. wonderful flowers! great captured :)

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  4. Trees, flowers and birdsong can make a very real difference to our lives. And somehow they are always there when we need them. Those who walked by with unseeing eyes just didn't need their help today.

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  5. Hello Arija, your irises are beautiful. Pretty comfort. I will keep you and your sister in my prayers.

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  6. Hello Arija, the flowers are lovely and can certainly provide comfort in stressful gtimes. Hope your sister is feeling better each day and that you are taking good care of yourself as well. (Thanks so much for the visit to our blog too. Please feel free to return anytime.)

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  7. I love the second shot. So clear and shows the details of the exquisite flower!

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  8. I'm so glad you had these beautiful flowers to help provide comfort. The NC Botanical Garden is across the highway from the entrance leading to UNC Hospital and I always try to combine botanical walks with appointments at the Cancer center there.

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  9. Simply lovely and beautifully captured! :)

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  10. Such exquisite flowers, Arija, and delightful captures as always. I do hope your sister is improving, I know how difficult things are for you at this time. Holding good thoughts for you both! Hope you have a good week ahead!

    Sylvia

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  11. So glad those beautiful flowers are around to give you peace.

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  12. they are balm for me as well. our flowers are behind us for the next season or maybe two.
    wishing your sister well. you were lovely to be there for her.

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  13. These irises look so delicate and beautiful! I hope your sister feels better. Keeping you both in my prayers.

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  14. They are beautiful with their wide open faces, sending prayers up to heaven.

    Love and good wishes. xoxo

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  15. Bread feeds the body, indeed, but flowers feed also the soul. ~The Koran

    When my mother suffered difficulties and depression, she spoke about the comfort of strangers and of flowers too. I hope they bring you comfort

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  16. They are so pretty. I think they were there just for you when you needed them.

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  17. Dear Aria, these flowers took my breath away, especially the blooms in the second photo.
    I hope your sister is feeling better and better and that you too take care of yourself.
    Hug,
    Meda

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  18. I hope you are feeling better soon, Arija. I've come across little wild irises now and then and it's always a delight to see them, and to see other tiny wildflowers whose beauty and delicacy show up when I look closely.

    I hope your sister recovers and feels better, too.

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  19. These are so beautiful. Hanging in there, praying and hoping, like people. You and I, we understand each other. Tsup!

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  20. The beauty of nature is all around us and how wonderful it brought balm to your troubled soul just when you needed it.

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  21. Arija, so many people never notice, yet we can be thankful for those who do. These images, the flowers, such splendid beauties. I am hoping with all that your sister is recovering from her surgery. I know that it cannot be easy being so far from her during this time. I do hope that you can muster up the strength and time to share more, for these touched the quiet space in my soul as I reviewed them once again! Blessings~

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  22. They are all beautiful flowers but the second one would have stopped me in my tracks. Great captures, Arija! I hope your sister gets better quickly. Thinking of you!

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  23. We feel consolation in every manifestation of God in nature - this time it is iris. Each and every iris is beautiful. I believe your sister will get better; I believe in miracles. I keep my fingers crossed.

    Yoko

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  24. Such beautiful flowers Arija, and they do calm the soul don't they?
    I hope things are going well.
    B♥

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  25. Arija -- I am catching up and skipping around the unread posts from you that are listed on my Google reader -- trying to see how your sister is doing. I hope (and assume) that the rehab facility is as good inside as the grounds outside seem to be. These flowers are what you need to feast your eyes on when you're not with her! I hope she continues to get better and that soon you can look at the flowers just because you want to!

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