Faith Looks Up

Love this photo from a blog-post at Mike Powell’s blog. The post had the title of Happy Easter 2020 and Mike shared a couple of photos of this bright yellow flower, one of which was very ‘in-your-face’ and I was greatly taken with it. I also love a quote shared in the Comments by a wonderful visitor who also visits my blog, Ellen aka ‘Gem’.

Photo by Mike Powell (Virginia, USA)

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“Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, Faith looks up.”Ralph Waldo Emerson

In addition to sharing the quote, Ellen observed:

“This little flower is pure sunshine on a stem.”

which explains why I’m drawn to this photo like a magnet –Liz

many thanks to Mike Powell and also to Ellen
posted by Liz; Exploring Colour (2020)

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  1. Well, buy me red shoes and call me Dorothy! I have just been quoted!!! YOU have made my entire week! It has recently been said of me, by my own children no less, that my epitaph should read : ” She had a quote for that!” It is a habit acquired from my Father in my childhood days that has stayed with me my whole life long. It is not unusual for a quote to pop unbidden into my mind whilst reading or looking at something. Thus it was on Mr. Mike’s Easter post. He is one with nature, a talented photographer and most deserving of your sharing his post. I am honored that not only did the Emerson quote merit sharing, but also that my own words were considered worthy of sharing too! Benjamin used to always greet me each morning upon his arrival with “Namaste, Gem! It’s me Benjamin!” He learned the greeting, that is also used as a farewell, from my Son several years ago. Translated the word means : “We are the same, we are one. I bow to the place in you that is love, light and joy.” Namaste, Ms. Liz! Thank-YOU!

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    1. I love the deep golden yellow and the way the flower almost seems to be staring me out! Like it’s challenging me, to what I’m not sure. Perhaps to be bold, to have courage, and to look up!

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