Tag Archives: Flowers

LILY FLOWERS LIKE BIRTHDAY CAKE DECORATIONS

Lily flowers in a pond float like pretty colored birthday cake flowers.

Magical blooms of nature from a water plant with its roots bound deep in mud.

The leaf green lily pads float becoming perches for frogs & toads who sing in the night.

In the sunlit water morning koi fish jewels flash deep & then surface for a look at the day.

Dragonflies zoom by, leaving iridescent color trails sparkling in my mind’s eye.

This is joy.  Not flash in the pan happiness, but deep-seated, lasting joy. 

Of being alive in this life, of knowing that I am part & parcel of it all. 

The glittering magic, the deep swimming sea, the song of life. 

The water flowers bloom with the magic of a thousand years of the continuation of life. 

The earth is filled with joy.

Joy. Joy. Joy.  Happy Birthday to me.  I hear the singing of the earth.

COASTAL WILDFLOWERS IN SAN DIEGO – PHOTOS & ART

SAN DIEGO COASTAL WILD FLOWERS BLOOM AFTER THE RAIN.  Four years ago I traveled the coast of San Diego County photographing and researching the wild flowers, which bloomed after our first rainy season in 10 years.  These are a few of my photographs along with ink and black colored pencil drawings for my Pattern Series.

GOLDEN MEDALLION TREES LINE THE STREETS IN SAN DIEGO

GOLDEN MEDALLION TREES BLOOM IN SAN DIEGO IN AUGUST – As if a florist arranged an avenue of sunny yellow “flower bouquet” trees, the trees line the streets delighting the eye.  Golden Medallion trees –  cassia leptophylla – are originally from Brazil, but they thrive now in San Diego.  When the yellow flower petals fall off, they leave a pale green “flower” behind, which is quite lovely.  The sidewalks & yards are covered with strewn flower petals floating on the summer breezes.  After the trees bloom, they leave foot long brown seed pods that rattle when you pick them up!  Nature is simply magic.