Saturday, November 22, 2014

TODAY'S FLOWERS, Nature Notes & I Heart Macro - Gems of the Desert

Most people would find this to be a hot, 
dull and fly ridden landscape

but if you still your mind and open your eyes
it becomes so much richer

at your feet bright little gems of nature appear

they may be few and far between
but all the more precious for that

this tiny yellow flower at my feet
at the edge of a kangaroo trail I was on
looked very much like an orchid although
I have not been able to find it
in a book or compendium of native orchids yet

the golden glow of an Acacia offsets
the red seed heads of native hops
while the silver grey of Blue Bush
lends yet another colour variation.

life is often savoured so much more
not in the fast lane but in the quiet moments

roses and peacocks may be stunning
but it is the shy violet
that so often moves the heart

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  1. You are finding beauty in all places and I like that.

  2. Ah, I do agree with Tex, Arija, and beauty is where we choose to see it! And you did, thanks for sharing!!

  3. We all need to open our eyes to such things Arija. Lovely post, thanks for sharing :)

  4. It is beautiful. And your open heart, mind and eyes have given us a precious gift. Thank you.

  5. Beautiful! It looks so dry out there, it's amazing anything is growing there.

  6. Well, hot and fly infested maybe but you've shown us that it's far from dull. I don't think I've ever been in the fast lane!

  7. Your writing sang words are both beautiful. Have a great week ahead.

  8. I find this a beautiful, rustic landscape you have shared...and much beyond hot, dull and fly ridden.

  9. Love the photos! But it makes me miss the desert even more (been craving desert time lately!). (Hope you're well! Sorry I haven't been around much!)

  10. I am sure you can find bright and beautiful flowers in this landscape - and there it is :-)
    Here, November is mostly dark, wet and brown, but when you look closely....

  11. That landscape are so beautiful! love it! very beautiful pic...

  12. You have the gift of finding the beautiful gifts Mother Nature has to offer no matter what... Michelle

  13. The flowers that have to struggle to exist are the most precious. Beautiful homage to the wonders of the desert landscape.

  14. That bottom photo is s symphony of desert color. So nice and crisp in the sunshine.

  15. Us photographers look past the dull and boring to find a wealth of treasures .... great captures Arija

  16. Nick V. has left a new comment on your post "SkyWatch & FLORAL FRIDAY - Dark clouds and deser...":

    Lovely shots!
    Thanks for taking part in Floral Friday Fotos!


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