Wednesday Vignette – the whole picture

Buoys in the skyAt first, these buoys floating in the sky offer such a surreal feeling. Quite sensational! But, lift your eyes, zoom out, and things normalize rather rapidly.

Buoys on water

Obviously, the take-away from this, is that things aren’t always what they seem. We all know this, but it can still often be difficult to remember to consider the Bigger Picture. Everything has a context. Even the context itself has a bigger context – ad infinitum. I suppose this is always a valuable thing to be aware of, but especially so in the shit-storm that is an election year. Brace yourselves, my friends – remember to breathe. And, of course, remember to always see the Big Picture.

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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19 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – the whole picture

  1. Profound thoughts here

  2. Alan @ it's not work, it's gardening! says:

    Love the photos Anna!

  3. Peter/Outlaw says:

    A great reminder to breathe and remember that we usually are only seeing a small part of the picture!

  4. Beautiful photos to go with your very important words. I’m almost hesitant to share my WV, since it’s pure fluff…

    • annamadeit says:

      I never set out to be so philosophical – it just seems to happen… I think we all need some good fluff to enhance the severity of living. And I need to lighten up a bit!

  5. Kris P says:

    As my chest has been feeling tight since I heard the latest new reports early this morning, your reminder couldn’t be more timely, Anna! Both your photos are impressive, as always. My Wednesday Vignettes are more innocuous:

  6. Very interesting post….it’s so good to find expression of feelings like one’s own.
    We found great relaxation today outdoors on a day when the temperature went to 70º….incredibly leberating to be outside raking leaves and enjoying the snowdrops!
    This is upstate NY where it would normally – what is normal nowadays?- be more like 40º!
    Good photos, too. Thanks~

    • annamadeit says:

      There is comfort in numbers, for sure! Except the numbers on the thermometer kind of wig me out… yikes! If it’s 70 in March, what will we have in July. I think I’ll just crawl under a rock…

  7. I love your floating buoys in the sky! Wise words.
    Here’s my wv:

  8. Alison says:

    I love both of these images. So many of your Wednesday Vignette posts come with the bonus of your profound thoughts. Thanks for that!

  9. Evan says:

    Great photos, Anna! I like playing with perspective photographically, and try to maintain my perspective philosophically. Here’s my contribution:

  10. annamadeit says:

    It’s amazing what a difference the viewpoint makes, isn’t it? In subject matter, as well as in thought…

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