Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Magic Flowers

It was hard to believe when I first looked at it. I had leaned back too far when I shot the picture and at a quick glance, I thought I had put my camera on the sepia setting. Transferring it over to my computer is when I saw the bright orange petals on the right side peeking over. The image was actually the shadow of the two roses I was trying to photograph and the stubborn wrinkles of my white sheet background became the roses delicate petal details.

I've had a weepy day today as my health is being stubborn and I haven't had a decent day for 3 weeks now. Before taking this picture, I came across this 15th Century native Aztec poem, by Ayocuan Cuetzpaltzin,

~ Friendship is a shower of precious flowers and the Earth is the region of the fleeting moment. ~

It really made an impression on me and basically said that the Earth is temporary, but relationships last forever...Specifically said, people who are showered in friendships. That is how I feel in this blogging community...showered in friendships.

So, when the wrinkles in your life resemble roses that symbolize friendships, well, that is a very wonderful life, regardless of the circumstances.

What is your photographic magic mistake?


Blogger Turquoise CRO said...

I'm YOUR daisy, she loves me, she loves me not, she LOVES ME!!! It will always come out "She Loves Me" Darlene, I will be saying some prayers for YOU today and by the way, I love that clock, now I can seeeeeeeeeee what time it is there when it's later here! Take Care little Darling! XOXOOXO

8:55 AM  
Blogger bb said...

what beautiful pics, sweetness. tho any good pics i take are my fortuitous photographic moments - as they never seem to go to plan!!!!

(now, take it easy today and let our bloggie love shower down on you)

x x x x

9:13 AM  
Anonymous Teresa said...

Beautiful photography! I will catch up with you when I return from my trip. Feel better soon!

All my Love!


11:13 AM  
Blogger la vie en rose said...

your 'mistake' is brilliant!

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


this post made me feel so so much. SO MUCH. my heart aches to be there to shower you with love in person, but since i can't be, i hope some of the virtual kind gets through.

be gentle with you today. take care.


12:48 PM  
Blogger gerry rosser said...

That's a great serendipitous photo!
I've noted on your blog that you have a major health issue going. I don't know you well enough to inquire, and, really, it doesn't matter. Rotten health is rotten. I've seen people I love through terrible ailments, some through to the return of health, and some through to that place none can see.
I'm sending you good thoughts.

1:03 PM  
Blogger Bohemian Girl said...

gorgeous mistake, the Sepia tones and the contrast with the orange flower petal on the right.


lovely composition.

still sending those healing vibes and prayers your way.


1:48 PM  
Anonymous ceanandjen said...

Beautiful photos and beautiful correlation to the saying you found.

Sending you more more more healing vibes.

xoxoxox Jen

2:05 PM  
Blogger Susannah said...

i love these pics, big sis - you're tapping into such natural beauty right now - love it! my photographic errors are usually when i take pics of myself ;-) i catch something i wasn't expecting...

big hugs to you sweetie, hope you're feeling a bit better, and keeping that pretty chin up

2:30 PM  
Blogger Shaz said...

As usual you heart and bright light shine through.(no matter how you feel)what a beautiful post.
Blesings and Prayers.
Sweet Darb
Shazz xoxo
I agree Thankyou for the clock

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i wish my mistakes were all that wonderful! you really caught something special there...your magic never seems waver, darlene. love to you.

6:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

 Dear Dar
You are such a beauiful woman.
Your beauty radiates to all those who connect with you.
It really is such a gift to you.. and for us.
Not many people have it as you do Dar.

I know you have been doing a LOT of spiritual work lately.
And that stuff is draining... and tiring.
You take good care of yourself beautiful one.
Feel the shower of love... of friendship, for brave, wise *you*...

My Photographic fluke... is this one. I love the lighting.
My love and hugs for you today (and every day) !!

6:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Try this link sweetie... is this one.
Damn not being able to edit comments.
More of my love to you...

6:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh... and (eik where is my brain!!)
Your photo totally rocks my friend.

6:22 PM  
Blogger Goddess of Leonie said...

stunning sepia shadows... who would have thought?

this last winter i was entranced by the shadows of trees on the sidewalk.

"I can't wait to be me again."

(These words just plopped out of my hands. I wonder what they mean for me. Longing that has no name, a desire for destiny in the most spiritual sense.)

Hmmmm... tangent...

There's my magic mistake of the day!


love, light and healing to you darlin darlene...

8:29 PM  
Blogger Patry Francis said...

What a beautiful photograph, and a beautiful spirit that emanates from this post and all of your blog. I'm grateful to have found you.

8:29 PM  
Blogger Deb R said...

Those photos are absolutely breathtaking - both the magical "mistake" and the one that shows the full view of the roses.

I'm sending good thoughts your way, hoping you feel better~~~~~

9:53 PM  
Blogger Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

Oh my dear, so sad for your weepy moments ... and, I wish I could wrap you in my arms and tell you that they (and you) will be okay.

10:07 PM  

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