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An Ephemeral Beauty

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posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 10:19 PM
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Dear friends,

I waited all summer for this beauty to bloom, and had in fact written the poor plant off (it looked terrible- I thought that the vicious Colorado sun would scorch this down to nothing before the summer was out and even the leaves indicated such).

So imagine my delight when I spotted this, a most lovely sight, in my garden yesterday morning.

Now I might never have shared this but that by this morning, the bloom had wilted and its beauty was gone. One glorious day upon this earth was all it had and I thought that its ephemeral beauty had to be shared.



To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour

-William Blake


Thanks friends for taking the time to look at something beautiful and have a good night!




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posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 10:30 PM
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a reply to: zosimov

It is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. What type of flower is it?



posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 10:31 PM
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a reply to: zosimov

One day of beauty is worth a million days of ugliness. Very pretty.



posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 10:32 PM
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a reply to: TobyFlenderson

Thank you, I'm so glad you enjoyed it like I did.

It's a hibiscus
They need a lot of water, I've discovered


Have a great night!



posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 10:33 PM
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originally posted by: Missmissie173
a reply to: zosimov

One day of beauty is worth a million days of ugliness.


I love this comment, and completely agree.



posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 10:54 PM
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a reply to: zosimov

Stunning.

Do you recall the last time it bloomed? It may be a biennial which would make this bloom you captured very special. Thanks for sharing.



posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 11:03 PM
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a reply to: Outlier13

Hi!

I planted the bush this spring, so I don't know how often it will bloom!

Wish I had a more exciting answer because a rare bloom would be awesome to capture and share with you




posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 11:36 PM
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Beautiful Hibiscus .
Always good to take time to enjoy the rare beauty in the world .



posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 11:42 PM
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originally posted by: VengefulGhost

Always good to take time to enjoy the rare beauty in the world .



Indeed it is!

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posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 11:53 PM
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It's beautiful, like looking into a colorful galaxy!



posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 11:58 PM
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a reply to: WUNK22

I thought it had a distinctly galactic feel about it as well!



posted on Jul, 27 2017 @ 02:47 AM
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a reply to: zosimov

Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing this lovely flower and adding the wonderful poem!




posted on Jul, 27 2017 @ 04:51 AM
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a reply to: zosimov

Zos, you took an amazing Pic that really captures the simple, yet perfect balance of nature. The colors are amazing and the rain drops enhance the beauty as well. Thank you for sharing both the flower and your photography skills with us! It was a nice way to start my morning!

Thanks,
blend57



posted on Jul, 27 2017 @ 07:50 AM
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a reply to: Night Star

Hi Night!!!!

Your sweet avatar always puts a smile on my face. Great to "see" you and I am so glad you enjoyed the post!




posted on Jul, 27 2017 @ 08:00 AM
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a reply to: blend57

blend,

Thank you so much for your kind, encouraging words.. now I really want to buy that camera I've been thinking about and capture some of the amazing beauty out there!

I am so glad that this post added to your morning cheer! Have a great day!



posted on Jul, 27 2017 @ 09:26 AM
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originally posted by: zosimov
a reply to: blend57

blend,

Thank you so much for your kind, encouraging words.. now I really want to buy that camera I've been thinking about and capture some of the amazing beauty out there!

I am so glad that this post added to your morning cheer! Have a great day!


You should buy it Zos...and try to capture something beautiful with it every day. Not only will it be a timeless representation of all the wonderful things this world has to offer, but it will keep you, yourself, in good spirits. Make you seek out the positive things, search for them, and see the world through new eyes.

You certainly have the talent, I think you should explore this a bit more and see where it takes you.

Thanks,
blend57



posted on Jul, 27 2017 @ 09:27 AM
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Zosimov,
Exquisite!!! Thank you for sharing.
“Surge of joy” in seeing such beauty.
Little things make my heart sing…
You could win awards with these pics.
Hibiscus in Colorado, might have to bring it in for the winter.



posted on Jul, 27 2017 @ 09:51 AM
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originally posted by: blend57


You should buy it Zos...and try to capture something beautiful with it every day. Not only will it be a timeless representation of all the wonderful things this world has to offer, but it will keep you, yourself, in good spirits. Make you seek out the positive things, search for them, and see the world through new eyes.



This is just such a wonderful suggestion that inspires me greatly. I think you might be on to something blend (something that will make me quite happy!), a BIG thank you!!!!
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posted on Jul, 27 2017 @ 09:53 AM
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originally posted by: SeekingDepth

Little things make my heart sing…


Then I'd say you are living life in the very best possible way.


I do believe our hearts were designed for this.

Thank you for the wonderful comment and the lesson I'm taking away from this is to never shy away from sharing joyful or beautiful things!
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posted on Jul, 27 2017 @ 10:34 AM
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a reply to: zosimov

Hi zosi, that is one beautiful flower! Looks so vibrant and full of life.. Nature is by far the greatest artist to ever live, I envy her skills.





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