Artichoke Heart

Rhonda Strickland

Sun City, United States

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Artichoke Heart a poem by RestLeSsD

Oh my lovely Artichoke Blooms
Your beauty was wondrous to behold.
You were left to bloom, to stay alive,
Allowed to age, permitted to grow old.

Not like your sisters who had sat close by.
Who were plucked just before they bloomed.
They were rushed away to become a meal.
Unknown to you why they had been groomed.

You were the lucky ones, left behind
To open up to the sky.
To feel the warmth of the glowing sun
To share your beauty and gracefully die. . .

a rhonda original 2010©

A close up of the beautiful artichoke bloom in my backyard. I would have to say that these are my favorite flowers. They go through so many different stages and each one is simply beautiful. The image inspired the little poem written just for it.

Ordinary Miracle – Sarah McLaughlin

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Shot on a monopod with a Nikon CP 8400 – Post treatment in Photoshop slightly filtered to enhance the natural color and a slight fractalius filter on an overlay layer, blend mode luminosity just to soften the background and create a greater depth of field.

Death ~ A bittersweet Symphony

As of 9-27-16
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