Wednesday, June 15, 2011


She boarded a bus, hesitantly, almost clumsily, and headed for those blithe fields, where erect poppies gentrify the violet shade under behemothian trees and farragos of dried umbels seem to dance a passionate tango. This was, as she had strenuously explained to her younger sister Murasaki, to purge herself of the pathogenicity of city life. But, she was between Scylla and Charybdis for she recalled many occasions where the glittering lights of motorcars, like haphazard stars in the granite sky, produced a surfeit of tantalizing joy in her often mendacious, or as she was fond of saying, deeply conflicted soul.

The first photo is of a common canna lily, the second is the gloriously wisteria-colored Bauhinia bartlettii, and the umbelliferous Anethum graveolens is last.


  1. I haven't been visiting for a while - but oh my, so many beautiful images since last time! You are very skilled, and see the beauty in everything!
    Have a nice evening!

  2. You have sought out (and developed) photos of flowers that fitted your text very well. As usual.

  3. so beautiful! a pleasure to see through the delicacy of your eyes and words.

  4. gifted you are
    with photography
    and words ~

  5. I missed you! Great that you are back (I hope for longer!)Great words and great photos.

  6. I was just thinking about you the other day! So glad you are back. I always enjoy your posts and photography.

  7. I can relate. I lived in many major cities before this run out here at the edge of the Mojave Desert. Only 2 years ago, I could never had imagined it. Like your single colorful flowers, it is just that lack of so muchness that can surprise you and expand the soul. Beautiful prose and images from which I derived much meaning.

  8. Lots of food for thought as always, Prospero. I particularly love the Anethum photo.

    Glad you are posting again.

  9. Hello Prospero! Hope all is well with you and family. Wonderful plants. For me, I just keep to the brighter side of things in any situation :-)

  10. Hello.
    Thank you for your visit.

    The lovely heart will invite all peace.
    Peaceful landscaping creek...

    Dear hug, from Japan.

  11. Hello !
    if I had to choose one, the third is really
    fantastic ! gorgeous shots !!
    wish you a nice day
    oh ! and the dog is so cute !!

  12. Hi!
    Oh, love your world again!
    Thank you!!

  13. PROSPERO!!! You are BACK! ((hugs)) How are you doing, dear one? Yes, you've been adopted. (grin)

    These photos are stunning. The words are extraordinary. As always you cause me to think profound thoughts.

    Have a lovely lovely week. yes, you are a part of the family now.