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Rated: 13+ · Book · Nature · #1439094
Look around. Let Nature nurture your Soul. I record images I sense and share them here.
NURTURE your NATURE

For my blog "Nurture your Nature"


Nature can nurture our writing, can nurture our soul. What is the language of Nature? And how do we learn it?

We look at the natural wonders around us and do not see them, hear, taste nor smell them. They do not touch us anymore than we dare touch them. And then we wonder why we feel so dead. To breathe in and live like a child again opens the Land of Wonderment. It's still there after all these years.

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May 27, 2024 at 5:01pm
May 27, 2024 at 5:01pm
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Irises

For my blog "Nurture your Nature"

Laxmi took me to see the irises today. A few were in bloom. It's been a very cold May.

I love to smell them.

I took pictures.

This is a poem I wrote years ago:

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In search of Iris  (ASR)
"Yet golden-eyed in a dark blue dress, she squats in soft grass bereft." 12 lines rhyme.
#1233286 by Kåre Enga in Montana


And this is a childhood memory:

 
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Blue iris [#26 Irene Blumen]   (13+)
What bloomed in your garden if not blue iris, Irene and what lived on your shelves if not
#1921626 by Kåre Enga in Montana


We went for a walk along the river to see Old Stumpy, Laxmi weeding along the way. Earlier this past week, I posted a photo I took of the apple tree years ago. It still blooms.

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March 7, 2024 at 12:43am
March 7, 2024 at 12:43am
#1065764

My May mother died on the Ides of March. Two months before reaching 100. Her daughter held her hand. It was time. She'd almost died at 35, survived burying her husband, a stroke, a heart-attack. Reluctantly... she gently let go.
October 31, 2023 at 12:19pm
October 31, 2023 at 12:19pm
#1058361
Mom and Dad's roots fight. There's no contest. In the war between apples and walnuts the walnut tree always wins. At the dinner table the war continues. Still no doubt who will win. The child refuses to eat Waldorf Salad.
October 30, 2023 at 8:28am
October 30, 2023 at 8:28am
#1058291
The violet petunia defies the pavement, sprouting in a crack, drilling down roots, lifting up leaves... and showing off one small flower... that I dare not pluck. It takes courage to bloom where planted. Death comes soon enough.
October 29, 2023 at 11:34am
October 29, 2023 at 11:34am
#1058244
Death disposes of life's accomplishments and its failures with the same sigh. Consider the tree. Each dies many lives: first when it's cut, then when it's fashioned for human use, finally when it's trashed then burnt.
October 24, 2023 at 12:39am
October 24, 2023 at 12:39am
#1057960
What rings when tapped? What holds life's elixir — yet remains invisible?

The cold clarity in your eyes betrays your lips. Your heart of glass resides within you — as clear as crystal. Your words spill forth — as potent as poison.
October 23, 2023 at 10:05pm
October 23, 2023 at 10:05pm
#1057952
I offer you...

shade, rough bark to climb on, the fragrance of roses, red fruits come autumn, a sparkling crown to make you cry out in awe come winter.

I offer you...

my life before you respond with your ax.



October 21, 2023 at 11:59am
October 21, 2023 at 11:59am
#1057794
Golden threads
worth more than gold itself...
Sell your body —
or your soul —
still not enough.
Ignore the high cost of living,
the expense of dying.
This elixir of Persia —
mere strings of pollen —
worth more than your very breath.
October 20, 2023 at 1:31am
October 20, 2023 at 1:31am
#1057720
"Nice" they say. Nice? Is that all they can say? I've stored up my essence all winter, held back in spring, now I blossom as big as a dinner plate and beckon you to inhale my sweetness! Nice? I'm magnificent!
October 19, 2023 at 12:00am
October 19, 2023 at 12:00am
#1057660
No longer kosher this wandering-Jew's purple and silver stripes are chopped up into pieces and now must seek refuge elsewhere. All I need is some water, a bit of soil, the peace to call this new place home.

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