This fence caught my eye and "missing pickets" came to mind.
Each and everyone of us has a missing picket or two.  Some have more.
Pickets come in all shapes and sizes.  An imperfection, a concern,  or daily challenges.

And just like the fence, when the pickets are stripped away, gaps form.
The gaps allow us to see what is on the other side of the fence.  
They reveal things we would not have seen otherwise.  A new perspective.

So here's to the missing pickets in our life - they make us who we are!

 
 
Named "The Color Purple", I just love how this perfect pair stand center stage with the glistening lily pads in the background.  That concludes "Flower Week".  Hope you enjoyed the photographs.

 
 
"Effortless beauty" comes to mind when viewing this photograph.  
I took this photo at a place called "The Cloisters" on a beautiful Spring day in May.
The photograph takes on the look of a painting.  The soft pink tones project a feeling of tranquility.

 
 
This photograph was taken on Shelter Island in June 2014.   
Nothing like the smell of fresh cut flowers and fresh-picked herbs!
Summertime is coming!

 
 
I like the contrast in this photograph. The softness of the rose and the roughness of the rusty chained link.

 
 
Once a caterpillar...
 
 
This photograph is one of my old time favorites for several reasons. 
(1)  Because I simply love the Peony flower.
(2)  Because I planted it, watered it, and watched it grow in my own backyard.
(3)  Because it's authentic and captured in true form..  No special lighting.  

Photographed in 2010, I titled the photograph "Delicate" because this flower is just that.
After a heavy rain, you will often find flower petals on the ground.
About a year after taking this photograph I was reminded just how truly delicate life could be.

 
 
Tulips are one of the first signs of Spring.  For that reason, they make people happy!
We welcome the newness of Spring when all things become new.
We say goodbye to the dead of Winter where cold days began to grow old.

Since today is Resurrection Sunday, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, today is a happy day.
He has risen!  So it seems only fitting to kick the week off with "Flower Week" where I will feature some of my favorite flower photographs.  

Rise and shine…it's flower time!

 

Look Up

04/04/2015

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When you're feeling down, look up.

Frequent Flyers
Beautiful sky
Falling For You
Moon at sunset