WHITE AZALEA AGAINST A WALL OF DARKNESS

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WHITE AZALEA AGAINST A WALL OF DARKNESS

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White Azalea Against A Wall Of Darkness  ⓒBearspawprint2015

White Azalea Against A Wall Of Darkness ⓒBearspawprint2015

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Weekly Photo Challenge — Wall

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Tiny Little Purple Flowers

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Tiny little purple flowers were tucked away behind an ornamental grass planting near a medical office building.  To take the photo I had to step into the plantings, off of the sidewalk. Dunno what these little January bloomers are.

Hiding underneath and behind a decorative grass plantingⓒBearspawprint2015 2015-01-22

Hiding underneath and behind a decorative grass plantingⓒBearspawprint2015 2015-01-22

I could feel all of the closed circuit cameras homing in on me at the Veteran’s Administration Clinic.  When my husband realized I had paused and was moving the grasses aside, and aiming a small electronic device (camera) at the roots, he  asked what I was looking at.   It was the purple that caught my eye. Purple in January. The tiny blooms are about one quarter inch across.

There they are ⓒBearspawprint2015 2015-01-22

There they are ⓒBearspawprint2015 2015-01-22

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THE FLOWER THAT DID NOT FREEZE

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Bright red
Whispers
Away away
Cold mist
Green leaves
Shield aloof
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Gentle kisses
Startle with
Familiar heat
Loneliness
Beneath a
No color sky
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Bear … 01.23.2015
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THE FLOWER THAT DID NOT FREEZE ⓒBearspawprint2015

THE FLOWER THAT DID NOT FREEZE ⓒBearspawprint2015

Tea Olive

Bear … 12.29.2014
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The humble Tea Olive’s
Shy flowers,
Veiled by her leaves,
Her delicious
Apricot scent,
Is carried by the
Drifting mists.
I stand,
Quieted,
I, also, am a tree,
Waiting,
Grateful.
Cool perfume
Flows,
Eddies wash my face
Eyes closed
I wait as
My Mother
Gently smudges,
Cleansing,
With her
Touch,
Soft as smoke,
Sweet,
As a dream,
Sacred,
This prayer.

Humble December Tea Olive ⓒBearspawprint2014

Humble December Tea Olive ⓒBearspawprint2014