Look More Closely…

Cane Begonia

Cane Begonia

Sometimes we just need a closer look.September 8 2013 lantana 006

Most of us survive by focusing on the big picture.  We’re watching traffic, following world events, planning the next shopping trip, scanning the email.  The minutes of our lives whiz past while our attention is elsewhere. 

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Butterfly tree

Sometimes we just need to focus, and breathe.

Magnolia, blooming again in September.

Magnolia, blooming again in September.

Life is now. 

Oxalis

Oxalis

We find our greatest peace and happiness in this moment

Caladium

Caladiums

when we focus on something beautiful,

Pentas blooming amidst geranium and Comphrey.

Pentas blooming amidst geranium and Comphrey.

something wondrous,

Colelus, Sage, and Ginger Lily

Colelus, Sage, and Ginger Lily

something that brings a smile to our eyes

Clematis

Clematis- blooming continually now since March

and a sweetness to our lips.

Perennial Ageratum

Perennial Ageratum

Focus intently and truly see.

Black Eyed Susans and Autumn fern.

Black Eyed Susans and Autumn fern.

Enjoy the intricate detail

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Sempervivum, Hens and Chicks

The perfect balance

Beauty Berries beginning to ripen

Beauty Berries beginning to ripen

the beautiful color  Sept 10 2013 close up photos 010of this moment.

Coleus and Begonia

Coleus and Begonia

Like Horton, watch and listen-

Begonia

Begonia

hear the wings of the hummingbird,

Garlic chives

Garlic chives

See the stamens of a flower,

Basil

Basil

and find yourself, in this moment.

Hardy Begonia

Hardy Begonia

Note on the photos:  All of these photos were taken over the last few weeks, but not used  for one reason or another  in other posts.  Each one has been cropped hard to find a beautiful detail worthy of sharing with you in this one.  You can enlarge each photo by clicking on it.

"Gryphon" Begonia

“Gryphon” Begonia

All photos by Woodland Gnome, 2013

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About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

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  7. So beautiful! Thanks! Cheers!

  8. Forest So Green

    Your photos are so sweet and beautiful, each one fills me with happiness.

  9. So true – enjoy the moment. On the way from my car to the back door I love to pause for a few minutes and observe what is going on in my little flower bed. it makes me feel less stressed and more upbeat. Lately I have been watching all the bees and hummingbird on my Turtle head flowers and it felt so good to be providing habitat for them.

    • We can do what we can do in our own small corner of the world. Smelling my roses on the way to school used to keep me sane during those last few weeks of the year… So glad to know the bees and hummingbirds have a safe place to live in your garden.

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