Flashback Tuesday, June 5, 2012 – Here is today’s photo and it stars the sun coming through a tree. I love those neat, yet weird, little orbs that are floating in this picture and wonder if it is some strange artifact of Venus transiting the sun.
Flashback Wednesday, June 5, 2013 – This is my pick photo and it stars beautiful milkweed with culinary sage in the background.
Thursday, June 5, 2014 – Today I have petunias and a couple shots of one of my resident hummingbirds.
“The sunlight speaks. And it’s voice is a bird:
It glitters half-guessed half seen half-heard
Above the flower bed. Over the lawn …
A flashing dip and it is gone.
And all it lends to the eye is this —
A sunbeam giving the air a kiss.”
~ Harry Kemp
“I can imagine, in some otherworld
Primeval-dumb, far back
In that most awful stillness, that only gasped and hummed,
Humming-birds raced down the avenues.
Before anything had a soul,
While life was a heave of matter, half inanimate,
This little bit chipped off in brilliance
And went whizzing through the slow, vast, succulent stems.
I believe there were no flowers then,
In the world where the humming-bird flashed ahead of creation.
I believe he pierced the slow vegetable veins with his long beak.
Probably he was big
As mosses, and little lizards, they say, were once big.
Probably he was a jabbing, terrifying monster.
We look at him through the wrong end of the telescope of Time,
Luckily for us.”
~ D.H. Lawrence
Our hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!
Namaste ~ Raven