“In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.” — Aaron Rose

A simple vase of flowers, some afternoon light and a cell phone camera…light and flowers can create magic. Welcome to the Blog today, Friends, as I show you how grocery store flowers can add a little magic to a space.

I chose a pottery vase from my favorite potter, Gary Huntoon, who sadly passed away a few weeks ago. He will be remembered for his talent, his love of teaching and his gentle ways. This is quite a tall vase and holds some very long-stemmed flowers. I didn’t want to cut them so left them the original length.

The flowers are resting on the kitchen counter eating area in a wide expanse so they can be seen clearly from all directions.

“From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things, and makes us aware that we are nothing, but the light is all.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson, “The Over-Soul”

In the photo above you can see that the light is just beginning to rest upon the upper blooms allowing for some blossoms to be highlighted and others to begin emerging from shadow into brightness.

 “’Twas a light that made darkness itself appear a thing of comfort.” — Robert Southey

Darkness and light, shadow and illumination are part of all of us. Flowers caught in sunlight and shadow create illumination.

“Moons and years pass by and are gone forever, but a beautiful moment shimmers through life a ray of light.” — Franz Grillparzer

The rays of light shine brightly on some of the blossoms and create a beautiful image.

“Even the sun directs our gaze away from itself and to the life illumined by it.” — Eberhard Arnold

Take a moment to enjoy the light and what it illuminates as you go about your day. Sometimes one moment of beauty is all you need.


15 thoughts on “Light and Flowers

  1. Your photography is just wonderful! And I love the quotes you find–it appears effortless to me but I really do know better! I usually “settle for” faux flowers, but your pictures wage a STRONG argument for the real thing!

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