Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Legion of Blooms



These pictures I took last Sunday at the Minnetrista Cultural Center gardens help to remind me of the uniqueness and beauty contained in each of us.


And that beauty is at its most powerful, most real, most visible when we embrace who we are, fully and without judgment, without fear.


It is something I have had to learn, living for so long surrounded by those who wanted their version of me.  Never allowed to even explore what my version might be.


And now, slowly and only recently, I am putting that together.  The result?  Acceptance and appreciation of myself and who I am.


And confusion at those in my life who allow fear to limit their ability to see it.  Going forward without them, hoping one day they catch up.


For it is certainly time to bloom.


And to those of you reading this that have helped me realize this, there is a flower representing each of you above, my Legion of Blooms.  Some of you know how much you mean to me, some are starting to discover it.  The comments I leave you, the words spoken and emailed, those are me being me, and you appreciating that never stops amazing me.  So thank you, deeply.


And because this post made me a bit teary...you are all the beautiful flowers above, and I am happy Mr. Turtle, head in the clouds, waiting for rain he is eternally hopeful will come.

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July 31, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Hey Fred, that was really quite beautiful. It's nice to know you're working on discovery and expression, its really hard to go there without the judgment or the expectations that we all have. But it's an admirable goal!

What was that last shot? It's very cool.

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July 31, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Aww, that is some beautiful imagery and writing! Beautiful blooms in each of us...I like that comparison

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July 31, 2013 at 9:14 PM

Thanks, Peeber. That shot is a sculpture in front of the cultural center. It reminds me a bit of a globe and, since my blooms are planted all around the world, seemed extra appropriate.

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July 31, 2013 at 9:14 PM

As are you, sweetie :) Thanks for coming by.

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July 31, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Few blooms more lovely than you, dear :) Thanks so much.

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August 1, 2013 at 12:21 AM

wooow! very nice roses!
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August 1, 2013 at 12:54 AM

very nice pics
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August 1, 2013 at 8:41 PM

Thanks so much and wonderful to have you stop by :)

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August 2, 2013 at 1:55 AM

What a lovely post. Beautiful photos and lovely words.
xoxoxo

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August 2, 2013 at 9:46 PM

Thank you so much, sweet and lovely one. Fun to blog when inspired :)

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August 3, 2013 at 2:08 PM

Love your words, and wow - those flower pictures are beautiful!~ *_*

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August 4, 2013 at 3:26 PM

Those pics are absolutely gorgeous!! I love flowers so much!

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August 4, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Wow! Hi Lucie. Always so exciting when you stop by. Such a fun and lovely lady.

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August 4, 2013 at 9:43 PM

A cool new blog to follow. Ladies--lots of cool beauty tips and reviews here. I'm following it because it is very well written.

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August 5, 2013 at 5:51 PM

Beautiful roses...beautiful prose..s. ;) Really gorgeous photos.

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August 5, 2013 at 8:53 PM

Thank you so much! And thanks for hosting the blog hop. Fun to put myself out there a bit. My dream would be to have a few more folks visit but trying to do it with my own style so we'll see. Right now, I just have some of the best readers anywhere and that is plenty good enough.

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August 5, 2013 at 10:51 PM

I am a beautiful legion this is such a sentimental post. Me love. Rick they are beautiful and I have come to learn flowers/pictures speak so much. They are like silent screamers

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August 6, 2013 at 9:59 PM

Beauty is tucked into every corner of this world, just sometimes the challenge is to slow down and see it. You are a beautiful legion indeed, dear. Never forget it :)

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August 8, 2013 at 3:30 AM

The sculpture is really nice but your text is beautiful, Mr turtle. You actually like a flower opening slowly and soon showing a;ll her beauty to the whole world ;-) xxx

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August 8, 2013 at 6:38 AM

You are so sweet. What an amazing comment. Would so love to have more people in my life like you. What a gorgeous and kind lady you are :)

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