One Word Photo Challenge: Mint

Apple Mint

Apple Mint



Coolest of greens;

Wakes up the senses with its bite.


October 15, garden in rain 007


Spearmint, peppermint, chocolate mint,



Rose scented geranium and Colocasia

Rose scented geranium and Colocasia

Calms and invigorates,

Cleans and relaxes,

Soothes and strengthens.



Columbine with Vinca

Color of life,

Growth and regeneration;

Calm and collected,



Apple mint with Japanese painted fern

Apple mint with Japanese painted fern

Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014





With appreciation to  Jennifer Nichole Wells for her

One Word Photo Challenge:  Mint




One Word Photo Challenge: Black

March 23 2014 sunset 007

Darkness came first: The Void.
All the old stories tell us this.
The blackness of space, of ocean depths,
Of the inside of Earth and stone.

The Beginning

The compressed creative energy of the entire cosmos,
Not yet aware of itself;
Not yet expressed in expansion,
Differentiation, diffusion, dissolution….

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It all came from darkness.
Without darkness, how does one see the light?

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We all began in darkness,
Deep within the maternal depths of our mothers.

Darkness nurtures and protects.
Darkness envelopes and comforts,
It soothes us to rest;

March 23, 2014 parkway and flowers 008

Cloaks us,
When we wish to disappear in the crowd.

Ebony, obsidian, schorl, onyx:
Black crystalline beauty.

From coal comes diamond,
Like tiny quartz crystals growing
In the darkness of a geode.

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Like suns and worlds growing and spinning
In the darkness of space.

Like pinpricks of light
Dancing behind closed eyelids.

october sunset CP 001
As light radiates, so black absorbs.
The conversation of energy
bantering back and forth as light and heat.

Bringing balance.
Giving life.

The pigments of all things
mixing back into inky blackness.

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The return.

Spent life composted back
Into the soil of potentiality.

Without black, crumbly Earth,
How does one grow a garden?

Or a life?

March 15, 2014 VP 023

Words and Photos by Woodland Gnome, 2014

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With Appreciation to Jennifer Nichole Wells

For hosting the Weekly One Word Photo Challenge





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