Lavender Lady

The sun peeked through the trees and illuminated this lovely lavender lady just as I entered the garden. I had parked the car shortly after dawn, strapped on my camera and excitedly walked across the partly dark road into the entrance. Always a morning person, I greet each day with optimism and enthusiasm, and the prospect of meeting new kinds of beauty for the first time is especially stimulating. I believe this curiosity and optimistic interest has been a major factor in keeping me alive and healthy for so long. I hope you enjoy this portrait of Lavender Lady, a Colorado Columbine, and a new day before you.

Lavender Lady

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Graceful Bathing

In the act of graceful bathing, Buttercups turn to receive the gift of the morning sun. As I stood and watched them hey reminded me in a peaceful way to acknowledge with gratitude the grace in my life and how fortunate I am to life the creative life I have.

The painful images of violence, the news of Coronavirus fatalities and the isolation of social distancing, catalyzed by viewing the video of police killing of George Floyd, finally overwhelmed me. I was in an emotional and creative funk that I couldn’t seem to shake loose.

But yesterday I met a neighbor on the hiking trail and she asked how I was doing. “Not so great, if truth be told,” I said. Though we had only a “Hi Neighbor, how are you? ” friendly wave, relationship she stopped and took a personal interest in my dispiritedness. She acknowledged that she was similarly affected by the news and managed to get past it by focusing on all the things she had to be grateful for. I was deeply touched by her caring.

The next morning I was doing my version of forest bathing, immersing myself in nature on a long hike. I walked slowly and focused with gratitude on the grace in my life. As I turned the corner back into my neighborhood. I met these Buttercups doing what I imagined to be their version – graceful bathing, receiving the gift of the morning sun. The sight inspired me as I hope it will you.

Enjoy,
Joseph

Graceful Bathing

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Blue

Blue is my favorite color but please don’t misunderstand, I love all the colors of the rainbow. For some reason when I see the color blue I feel calm and connected. I was eager to share my portrait of a blue Columbine, the state flower of my home state of Colorado, that I met one recent morning. Below my blue Columbine you will find some more tidbits about the color blue.

Columbine

Blue is the color of the sky and sea. It is often associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body. It slows human metabolism and produces a calming effect.

http://www.color-wheel-pro.com

Blue also represents meanings of depth, trust, loyalty, sincerity, wisdom, confidence, stability, faith, heaven, and intelligence. … Blue is used to symbolize piety and sincerity in heraldry. The color blue in many cultures is significant in religious beliefs, brings peace, or is believed to keep the bad spirits away.

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Spirit Of Yucca In Your Room

What if you could visualize my piece of wall art Spirit of Yucca in your room? Many find visualizing helpful in planning a purchase. The photo below shows a 16 x 24 framed (the frame adds approximately 2 inches) print of the photo art Yucca Spirit hung in a contemporary dining room. I will post various samples of room types and wall art sizes in this blog under the category “sample room.” Click the drop down link under Photo Art Gallery. Of course you can purchase Spirit of Yucca in different sizes of wall art at my Photo Art Gallery and this week it is on sale at 25% off.

It’s Spring In Your Room

What if you could visualize my piece of wall art It’s Spring in your room? Many find visualizing helpful in planning a purchase. The photo below shows a 20 x print of the photo art it’s Spring hung in a contemporary dining room. The ready-to-hang metal prints and Thin Wraps would both look like this. Everything in the room is in proper proportion. I will post various samples of room types and wall art sizes in this blog under the category “sample room.” Click the drop down link under Photo Art Gallery. Of course you can purchase It’s Spring in different sizes of wall art at my Photo Art Gallery and this week it is on sale at 25% off.

Spring Dress

First sight of a ruffled spring dress

I walked past many blooming crabapple trees on the way to school in the small east coast town I grew up in. I remember their pinkness and the dark cherry colored, dare to eat one, tart fruit. They were just part of the background and landmarks on a long walk as I told myself ” I hope I’m not late.”Today, walking at a more deliberate pace I looked closely at a blossom of prairie crabapple tree and for a moment I saw a little girl wearing a pink, ruffled spring dress. The memory of myself as an innocent youth brought a momentary sweet melancholy.

Orangealicious

I have never seen a purple cow or an orange iris… until I met this orangealicious beauty this morning. I sometimes visit a city garden just after sunrise and am usually alone. My habit is to walk round and round among the plants and flowers to watch the sunlight trickling through the neighboring trees awaken the garden leaf by leaf. I took my fill of photos and was headed for the exit when I spied a flash of color at the corner my left eye and turned and there she was – orangealicious. Life is like that. When I give up striving to make something happen, that which I was destined to discover or experience just shows up.

Enjoy! Joseph

Orangealicious

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Regal Entrance

This sprig of oak chose to make a regal entrance to the day sporting purple garb and covered in jewels of water droplets. I chose to give her the royal treatment by providing a textured background. As they say: “First impressions are everything.” Well now it is your turn. The day is started. Go ahead, make your entrance. Enjoy!

Joseph Liberti

Regal Entrance

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newborn

It has been a very long time since I last held a newborn baby in my arms but I still remember. I remember feeling tender and awestruck. Being in the presence of such beauty and peace was a spiritual experience. My body slowed down and I was beyond thinking. I just melted into the being-ness of that sweet innocence. I had a similar experience meeting this newborn oak sprig this morning. Less than a minute in the company of these tender leaves and I was reconnected with the miracle of nature… and with myself. Enjoy.

Newborn Oak

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Softly Now

The sun was slowly rising as I hiked in the Garden Of The Gods this morning. I was planning to spend much of my day recording and one of the planned songs was on constant replay in my head. Much to do. How will I organize the day? Where to start? Just then I noticed the soft light touching on a new branch of delicate leaves. I stopped and inhaled the moment, breathing in the softness as I gazed at this beautiful new life. Grounded and peaceful I headed for home ready for my day.

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