Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Just This














Nothing more--or less--today than these end-of-summer cosmos.  On difficult days it can be a feat of the will just to look closely, just to see something well.  I'm grateful for these flowers, for having eyes to see them, and for having a heart that knows their worth.  

23 comments:

  1. I am grateful for your words, Gigi :-)

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  2. Well said Gigi! What a lovely thing to be grateful for!
    Enjoy these last days of summer.

    Catherine

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  3. Beautiful as always, Gigi...you truly are inspiring! xxoo :)

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  4. always grateful for your lovely posts Gigi. Only you could make the old cosmos look so inspiring. happy day to you. Jane x

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  5. What a wonderful reminder. Me too. Thanks for the lovely words and photo.

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  6. Gorgeous image. Fading flowers, like aging people, have their own distinct beauty. I hope to grow old as gracefully as these cosmos! And, I would like to think those who know and love me will see me as you do these beauties.

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  7. these are amazing...

    i'm so glad someone else loves dying flowers as much as i do....at least enough to photograph them and call them beautiful.

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  8. I feel lucky to read these words and see this photo today...they are both to be cherished!

    xoxo

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  9. Such thoughts today... so true. Even in the midst of difficulty, opening our eyes to what is around us revives the spirit. LOVELIEST cosmos... that tender mauve makes the heart sigh. I planted some cosmos this year that are deep chocolate-brown-red. I will miss them during the winter. Happy Weekend, Gigi ((HUGS))

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  10. beautiful words & photo - thank you! happy friday!! ♥

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  11. i am grateful to be breathing. to be living.

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  12. Beautiful, Gigi, thank you. :-)

    C x

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  13. Beautiful!! Love the softness in the image and the gratitude you express here!

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  14. I love the color of these cosmos, thanks for sharing them. I have cosmos blooming too, but they are bright pink. Lovely, lovely!

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  15. These were actually brighter, but I altered them in the processing slightly to accentuate the softness and the fading beauty of the petals.

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  16. I miss having a proper garden here. Our place is new so we have nothing! Just a new fence. So I'll take some notes and pick out a few for my list that will include cosmos...I love how wild and tall they get. Those and the cleome...I love climbers and tall plants! I too know their worth for I miss them daily.
    Ah next year. xoxo You really are a kind soul, Gigi!

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  17. thank you for this. one of my gifts of september. :) fabulous and soft and a slight wave goodbye to summer.

    you see very well. and your words speak the truth.

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  18. These are beautiful. Your photo has captured not only the beauty of the flowers but the soft end-of-summer light that is equally beautiful.

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  19. So beautiful even as they are fading.

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  20. Really love this pic! it's so romantic! *-* I'm following you, bella! Hope you can also follow my blog! Mary
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  21. Those eyes, that heart, and that image - all are worth more than I can say.

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