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Learning from the book of nature.
Until today, I have always thought that this was the flower of the anthurium plant. Uniquely what appears as tiny bumps on the tail of the anthurium are its flowers, you will need a microscope or a magnifying glass to see them. Interestingly, this tropical anthurium plant, is also known as the flamingo flower or boy flower. The next time I visit my mother’s garden, I will be sure to take a closer look at the flowers.
What is the buzz?
There are hardly ever any bees buzzing around this plant and its flowers. On WordPress, there is a daily buzz that prompts bloggers to share their expressions on a central word or concept. Today’s prompt - Is the phone your lifeline, a buzzing nuisance, or something in between?
Call? Me? Maybe?
My phone is my lifeline in times when I need to reach out for help or when I need to help someone. A simple hello to show we care is often greatly appreciated and makes a big difference. Happy or sad, the buzz of the phone can jolt us back to life.
Sometime in the not too distant past, I thought the phone (and other electronic gadgets) was my lifeline and we were together every waking moment of every day. I have two phones, an iPod. I use WhatsApp and Skype. It was not until my Android phone started misbehaving that I could hear myself breathe. I was no longer connected to technology 24-7.
My phone can, at times, be a buzzing nuisance especially in the early hours of the morning when I trying to get just one more minute of sleep. I try not to put my phone on silent or vibrate because I know that I will not hear it for a day or two, and wonder where is my phone? I am really not tied to my phones as my friends and family well know. I do call them regular enough so that they know my number is still valid. My phone and I have an understanding. The lines of communication are always open.
Never judge a book by its cover. We are all unique. When I am on the road, with a few minutes to spare, I love reading ebooks on my phone.
Learning. Looking. Loving. Living. Listening. Laughing.
Have a bright and beautiful day, today and always!
How do you see it?
Just below the surface
Think about planting a seed below the surface. Where does it fall? Is there a crack? Is the soil fertile? Will the seed be choked by weeds? When the seed starts to germinate, will it be deeply rooted or will it be superficial? Some plants never break the surface of the soil while others emerge towards the light, and continue to grow horizontally or vertically. Just how will this plant dramatize the beauty of nature as it continues to grow. Like a seed planted in the ground, let us keep reaching out for vital nutrients that will enable us to move and grow light.
Reach beyond the stars
Possibly you have heard that the sky is the limit. Examine the possibilities, explore the opportunities and be the best that you can be. Perhaps you have heard, reach for the skies! To reach beyond our present potential, be firmly grounded and purposefully stretch forward and reach beyond the stars.
BE THE BEST THAT YOU CAN BE!
Love. Listen. Learn. Live. Look. Laugh.
Weather rain or shine!
There was warm sunshine just minutes before, and then there was a brief shower of rain. This Crown of Thorns is resting here for the day. It is evident though that the column that stands beside it has cycled through many days of rain and sunshine. Yet both stand majestically to show the beauty of nature!
Rain or shine, the show must go on!
Look. Listen. Love. Learn. Live. Laugh
- A Word a Week Photo Challenge – Weather (suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com)
Round? What is the meaning of this word? There are many interpretations of the word – round. There is no one picture to describe it but this Gerber flower reminds me of a phrase that connects the colour red and the word round as highlighted in the phrase: Love makes the world go round” There are many songs with this theme but I love the classic by Deon Jackson.
Do you know that the nursery rhyme ‘Row, row, row your boat’ is a round? Yes is it. A round is a musical canon. Can you picture a cannon ball … on a tree? Look here and you will see just that. In 2011, I wrote A Round About MiniSeries which is a composition of photographs, words and music:
Enjoy. Explore. Be Happy.
- Round 1 – The Question
- Round 2 – A Musical Composition
- Round 3 About 3 Photos
- Round 4 – Do You Know?
- Round 5 – The Roundabout life.
- A Word A Week Photo Challenge – Round (suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com)
Live. Laugh. Love. Learn. Listen. Look.