Thankful for... flowers.

“I have lost my smile,
but don't worry.
The dandelion has it.” 
Thích Nhất Hạnh
Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

I made a mental note to discover the lovely wild flowers growing around my neck of the woods but  making mental notes and taking pictures and blogging are very different things. It rained today and I was walking home and noticed a bed of flowers sticking out from the sidewalk. I started picking one or two, feeling sorry for the flowers because of this unexpected intrusion into their lives, but also aware that I really wanted to take these home before I got soaking wet. It was when I got home that I realized, I was actually excited to shoot these lovelies! It was dark and I only had my Oly with me so I know that I could expect grainy pics and tight shots, but heck, sometimes you just have to take pictures of flowers.

So in the spirit of the gratitude challenges I see on my Facebook feed, I am not ashamed to say that I am thankful to be discovering flowers again, their unexpected beauty, how ubiquitous they are, how easily it is to overlook them, yet how easy it is to fall in love with them. Can you imagine a world where flowers became expensive commodities, like gold or silver or a new iPhone? That would be a sad, sad world indeed, and I am grateful that such beautiful things grow everywhere, and they're free! 


3 comments:

Kat said...

I would say it is a gift to be able to actually see and appreciate the mundane things in life. I pity those who are not able to.

joselle said...

That is so true Kat!

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