Well now, I couldn’t not do the WordPress Photo Challenge, Curves! Pretty much everything in Nature has them.
Our life path, with all its twists, turns and tangents was my first thought. I know mine has been anything but straight, as I go off trail often. Some people sprint up the mountain in a determined, goal oriented fashion. I have always enjoyed a more circuitous route, meandering around the hills, trusting I will return to the main road when the time is right, and to veer off once again.
How about you? Do you go for the top right away, to see the broader view early? Or do you wander from the beaten track? Do you find joy in the not knowing what comes next? Either way, I wish you joy in your journey. In everything is love, learning and growth.
If I am too short sighted on my way, I miss the wildness, the spontaneity and the adventure of it all.
So fortunate am I to feel beauty so deeply. I am grateful.
To be so completely entertained by simple things:
The new growth on the tips of pine trees in the spring.
A drop of water held by baby oak leaves unfolding.
To feel the power.
To laugh at the silly shenanigans of a sapsucker wrapping himself around the hummingbird feeder for an easy meal.
To stand in awe before the curve of a hummingbird’s dancing flight.
To notice lessons Nature has to share. To look in the mirror She offers.
This curved leaf, holding a drop of water as a mother holds a child reminds me to nurture my inner little one.
Looking at this little beetle, and the black spots on blue, I am reminded of some probable judgements and negativity I still may hold. As I project my inner uncertainty onto him, he transfers that energy into the Earth, where it is transmuted into positive, useful vibrations for a Higher Good. He needs those beautiful spots to be attractive to a mate, and to blend in to his wooded habitat. The mirror is always there for us to look deeply into our hearts to see what still needs healing, and to notice our growth along the way.
Lizards don’t resist the rock, or argue with the reality of it. He surrenders to its shape, using its solidity, his tail curling along its surface.
Water, the life blood of the Mother flows around, over or through objects it comes upon, shaping the land with patient strength, giving sustenance to all.
The gift of water from Father Sky
nourishes all it falls upon.
Some might see this tree as linear, but seen as a reflection, the perspective changes. Something seemingly tight lets go in the ripple of a dream.
In a recent post, Michael at Embracing Forever says
“I know uncertainty is like a little film of color that floats on a deep and abiding knowing. It seems very massive, but it is more like a mirage.”
He continues with, “I’m thirsty because I’m walking through a desert mirage and I believe what I see sometimes, but it is the thirst that will lead me to water.”
We never know what exquisite surprise awaits us around the next turn.
These are the seed heads of the lovely Pasque flowers I have enjoyed for the past 3 months. They are ready to plant their seeds, and say goodbye until Easter next year.
I love their naturally wavy hair!
As we have our summer Solstice in the northern hemisphere, these flowers are going into hibernation like our winter, as are our friends in the southern hemisphere. It reminds me of the Yin and Yang symbol, and the small circles in the larger parts of the design. Everything is everywhere. This brings me faith and a certainty of the Divine, and a love for All That Is.
Happy Solstice everyone. See you around the next bend in the byway.