I’m feeling the call to do … something

Bleeding HeartI am going through a transformation of some sort.  It began years ago with an aching for something more in my life, and believe me, I was already having a pretty good life.

I was sensing that I needed to fulfill a deeper potential for my life, but what exactly was it?  I could feel something calling to me, but it remained in my peripheral vision, elusively dancing out of my direct line of sight.

It’s been hard to articulate what it’s all about, but I have definitely been feeling … something. Maybe you have felt it too.

Living in a deeper, more authentic way.

Pink Macro LysianthusMany of us want to live in deeper, more authentic ways so that our lives contribute to making the world a better place. We have deep yearnings about flourishing and thriving and contributing. But we often don’t know what to do about it.

Plus, there’s so much change and the pace of seems to get faster and faster, and we’re all looking for something to hang on to.

Flowers waved me down.

Reaching for the sunSo … what does all this have to do with flower photography? The answer is that I’m not exactly sure.

What I do know is that, in all this rushing and confusion, I have found great comfort and solace in nature and particularly in flowers. With my camera, I really see the flowers. I’m drawn to them. And when I say drawn to them, I mean … really drawn to them!  Don’t get between me and a flower when I have my camera in my hand! LOL!

Can a flower change the world? Hmmm.

Spring2014d_0071-1webFlowers? Isn’t there something more important things to do – like save the world! That’s what I keep asking myself. But, what I keep hearing in response is that the way you save the world is that you save and heal yourself, and then it extends from there. Do what entices you, captures you, calls to you. Do that first.

A five year plan would be nice … 

Purple and White Tulips at Longwood GardensSo, that’s why I’m here, doing this, sharing this with you.  The control freak in me would really like to see a five-year plan, but what I really see are next steps.  And my next steps include tracking down the most beautiful and interesting flowers I can find and sharing them with you. I also plan to branch out into other types of floral art, other aspects of nature, but my mind travels fast, and my hand-crafting hands travel in real time.  That’s to say that I have a lot of dreams, but it’s one step at a time.

Even though I don’t fully understand it, what I do know for sure is that I want to connect us to the healing power of nature through the beauty of flowers.

Is there something calling you, an invitation you’ve been ignoring or questioning?  Maybe it’s time for you too.

Thank you for joining me on this journey. 

I’m so happy you’re here. Everything is more fun and more meaningful when you have company.


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