As I scanned through some of the issues of Picture to Ponder over the years, I came across the following Alstroemeria photo and story. A bit later the second photo caught me eye. That’s a totally different story I’ll share in the next issue of Treasure Your Life Now/Picture to Ponder.
TODAY’S PHOTO –
Purple Alstroemeria against a black backdrop to bring out the colors
THE STORY –
In looking for a photo to feature in an issue several years ago, a bouquet of Alstroemeria flowers that I had purchased from a local supermarket caught my attention. Of the several photos I took, I wrote that I was attracted by the rhythmic motion that I saw in this particular view.
I continued on stating that the central flower had a subtle inspiring upbeat to it with the one noticeable curved stamen. I offered it, then and now, to cheer you on to a great week.
As I looked closely at the flowers, I noticed, at the time, that each of the flowers needed the other to hold them together. I stopped my writing to go look all of the six stems of alstroemeria, in two different arrangements, gracing our home then.
Each single stem had five flowers on it. Wow! I’d been buying and enjoying alstroemeria for years and I’d never paid close enough attention to notice this. One strong stem with five parts creates the statement.
And, as I write now, over 13 plus years later, I am aware that I totally forgot that observation, despite continuing to frequently purchase and enjoy alstroemeria flowers.
SELF-REFLECTING QUERIES –
Who or where in your life are the people or projects holding together the significant parts? The components might be at different stages of opening, as the flowers above, and can you see the importance of each to the whole?
Also, are there things or people in your life that you really appreciate and may, simply, be taking forgranted?
I invite you to stop, look closely from many angles and see what new you might find, something you may never have seen before
NEXT ISSUE – More Alstroemeria – Totally Different Story –
Overcoming Resistance/ResultsIf you can’t wait and want to read the story now, tap/click on the image to get to the issue in the archives.
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