“The earth laughs in flowers” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I must have flowers, always, and always” ~Claude Monet
I love taking photos of flowers it stirs a creative note inside me that has been dormant for too long. I have always loved flowers since from the time I was a very small child.
These are just some of the beauties I saw and had to capture through my lens when at the supermarket. And this is a perfect time of the year to catch the magic of summer flowers. The colors are so rich they evoke happiness you can’t help but smile as you feast your eyes on them.
Their openness calls to you inviting you to open to your own inner beauty and let it shine out.
Flowers have power they nourish our psych. They touch us at our very core and fill us with happiness all the way down to our cells. You cannot look at a bouquet of flowers or at even one flower and not feel something.
Flowers stir our emotions. We use flowers to decorate our homes and ourselves. In Hawaii culture a woman will wear a flower on the right side of her hair close to her ear to show that she’s single and available. We decorate our places of worship and our altars. We use them as offering to our Goddesses. Red roses are for Our Lady of Guadalupe; the Hindu Goddess Lakshmi is depicted sitting on a pink Lotus flower and a lotus flower is associated with Buddhism, mindfulness. A yellow rose is given as a token of friendship.
We use them for baptisms. Weddings and funerals and everything in between.
They speak to us and are connected to us on a level that we do not readily understand.
We give them as tokens of our love. We bathe in their fragrance; we drink their nectar and wear perfume laced with their fragrance.
I buy flowers often and have them in my home. First I thank them for their beauty and for the energy that they fill my home with. Every time I walk by them I can’t help but smile. They have a way of uplifting our mood, put a smile on our face and fill us with an overall sense of wellness. They fill my space with joy.
When they are finished and ready, I thank them again for filling me with happiness and beauty.
Remember every single thing in this universe is conscious and by thanking them and being grateful for their presence, you are honoring the very force of creation.
“The force that through the green fuse drives the flower…” ~Dylan Thomas
Copyright Masha G. Ellman 2016