Yin and Yang

The poetry of earth is never dead.

On the Grasshopper and Cricket by John Keats

After the vibrant colors in last night’s image, I woke up feeling rested and ready to tackle a black & white project.

—The dark flower image was taken this morning. It’s a bloom from the geranium buds that I shared just days ago on Coming Soon. I tried very hard to keep it original, but the temptation to go dark was too strong. I caved. Honestly, I’m not a huge geranium fan (shame on me!). They’re nice, but the color photograph was boring. Once it gets bigger I’ll try again.

The wind was blowing, so it was tough to get a clear close-up. Just one has bloomed, so I left one of the buds in the frame—at right—to show off it’s little hairs. You can really see the grains of pollen too. No wonder my allergies have gone haywire!

Anyway, this was another shot at macro photography. The actual flower is not much larger than a quarter.

—The light flower image is a morning glory in our yard. These flowers aren’t in our yard by choice. They belong to our neighbors, but they trespass on a regular basis.

I worked on this one some time ago, trying to create an interesting black and white version. The fine line that glimmers off to the right is actually a spider web. Part of my goal was to show that off. I think it’s amazing how tiny and fragile these things are. The flower appears to be floating if you ask me. It reminds me of a clean white sheet, blowing in the wind on a clothes line. Or maybe a magic carpet.

That’s about all for now. I’ve been contemplating writing—doing an update on my journey/journal—but every time I sit down to do it I end up in Photoshop instead. Maybe that’s a form of avoidance. I don’t know. I’ll get to it soon enough.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Life is good, God is great, and all of His creation is beautiful… even specs of pollen, and itty bitty spider webs.

—Janet

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My name is Janet, and I'm located in southern California. My blog is rather eclectic, featuring art, photography, and a little poetry, as well as short pieces of fiction (now and then). I also share about my walk of faith, and my journey through recovery from alcoholism.

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