Tuesday, April 27, 2010

a heaven in a wild flower











































































The inspiration is William Blake and a certain poker player:
To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.


The penultimate heavenly figure is Bermuda's national flower.

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos, especially the first one, and Blake for dessert:)

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  2. Stunning beauty that sneaks in hearts...
    :-)
    Very magnificent series and sophisticated!

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  3. I like the words of William Blake. The wild flowers are very special as they grow and please us without any coaxing. Your photography is as always very beautiful.

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  4. Interesting to know that a national flower can be small. But I am sure the colour looks amazing in the field. Btw, the flower look so sweet and pretty in your photo.

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  5. Beautiful Words and fantastic shots !!I really loved the colors !!Very amazing !!Also please visit my New Blog About Paranormal Studies of India.Click on the Link to view it Unseen Rajasthan Paranormal

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  6. That is just beautiful. I love all of them.

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  7. Prospero, I absolutely love the lighting in these shots (as per usual). You must get up real early in the morning to capture these with such soft light. I assume the late afternoon sun would be much warmer colors.

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  8. They are all so pretty. The color really show off the shape of the flowers. I really like the poem too. Seeing the beauty in the smallest things helps make life a lot happier and easier.

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  9. william blake and a poker player?! that surely is the most unexpected (and dangerous!) connection ever, i would be afraid if i were you!
    [though not if in my garden there grew such otherworldly beauty...]

    [and they seem to grow underwater, as if seen through some siren's eyes, amazing]

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  10. What superb images Prospero. The colour blend is just sublime. This is photographic art at its very best.

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  11. Indeed, one can find a bit of heaven in such small places of beauty. Aaaaah, these fill my eyes.

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  12. I got to view your fabulous shots again just to answer a question. I cook for Spunky to try to take some weight off of him. Beagles will eat any time any where,

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  13. Did you know the entire world is reflected upside down in a raindrop???

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  14. So beautiful. I love all the background in all your photos, and that is one of my favorite quote!

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