Wednesday Vignette – deceptive calm

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It’s been a very busy week. What I feel most like doing is focus on something quiet and still. My choice fell on this photo from a few years ago. But as I contemplate it, it doesn’t really seem all that still anymore. It is full of energy, practically shooting out of the ground. At first glance, it may seem placid, but it’s not. In fact, it’s an immensely forceful riot, that power of fertility and life.

About annamadeit

I was born and raised in Sweden, By now, I have lived almost as long in the United States. The path I’ve taken has been long and varied, and has given me a philosophical approach to life. I may joke that I’m a sybarite, but the truth is, I find joy and luxury in life’s simple things as well. My outlook on life has roots in a culture rich in history and tradition, and I care a great deal about environmental stewardship. Aesthetically, while drawn to the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia, I also have a deep appreciation for the raw, the weathered, and the worn - materials that tell a story. To me, contrast, counterpoint, and diversity are what makes life interesting and engaging. Color has always informed everything I do. I’m a functional tetrachromat, and a hopeless plantoholic. I was originally trained as an architect working mostly on interiors, but soon ventured outside - into garden design. It’s that contrast thing again… An interior adrift from its exterior, is like a yin without a yang. My firm conviction that everything is connected gets me in trouble time and time again. The world is a big place, and full of marvelous distractions, and offers plentiful opportunities for inquiry and exploration. I started writing to quell my constant queries, explore my discoveries, and nurture my curiosity. The Creative Flux was started in 2010, and became a catch-all for all kinds of intersecting interests. The start of Flutter & Hum at the end of 2013 marks my descent into plant nerd revelry. I occasionally contribute to other blogs, but those two are my main ones. For sure, topics are all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blogs!
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6 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – deceptive calm

  1. rickii says:

    Life will soon calm down, and I will join in this meme. In the meantime, I enjoy your thoughts and your visuals.

  2. Kris P says:

    You do find the most incredible visuals!

    • annamadeit says:

      Thanks Kris! I guess that’s the most appealing part of this meme… It allows you to use those random shots that that for one reason or other speak to you, but don’t easily fit into “regular” posts.

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