Sunny Tulips

Sunny Tulips

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The value of now

February at Olbrich
This past year has been a jumble 
of emotional ups and downs. 

Immersed in the demands of my classes
days merged one into another
 punctuated by outrage at actions in our Capitol.
Life became compressed
wrung dry with fatigue and deadlines
 irritated by procrastination.

Two months ago
my studies ended.

Social Media Certificate in hand 
anxiety over class assignments
an all encompassing
search for employment.

Last week
I lightened the burden
 and stopped
to relish the moment.

For three hours
 I lost myself
 in the Bolz Conservatory
at Olbrich Botanical Gardens.
 Verdant greens and blues 
yellows and reds
of the rainforest
surrounded me
in lush vegetation.
A symphony of birds and insects
wove a blanket of comfort and peace.

Now that I've returned
to the search
the memory of my visit
surrounds me 
with the fragile warmth
of  optimism.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Searching for sunshine

Spring Show and Snow ©Janis Nussbaum Senungetuk

As I write this the sky is a dazzling blue with bright sunshine.
 Bitter cold temperatures tend to bring one back to the reality of mid-February in Wisconsin. 

The sunshine that I'm seeking is the
"emotional" variety.

I've been posting my floral images on this blog since 2008.
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Let me know that you've stopped by to look;
that I'm not just talking to myself.

Many thanks.
p.s. Hope you have a happy Valentine's Day!


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