The lens-artist theme is “dots and spots” and the weekly writing prompt is “healing” – this post addresses both:
The spring leaf drop from this little, potted shrub looked like little dots on the ground.
My husband is growing strawberries. I think this year he will harvest about 50 berries. Hahahah – he grew them more for the fun of it – and his focus is on tomatoes and cucumbers. I added a few pepper plants. Anyhow, I know some folks that grow strawberries under their entire back deck – the berries thrive there. In this photo, the dots from the seeds seem to fit the theme.
This next photo is from this week also. I had a little part kit with these paper fans. A few of them had spots and dots – we added some citrus essential oils to the paper and sure made a nice room freshener. I think small “easy crafts” like this are important because with so much technology – our human hands need to work with materials. And the citrus essential oils are supposed to clean the air and bring cheer (whereas mints wake us and lavender relaxes).
When out walking this week, we saw a lot of blooming honeysuckle – all emitting that potent (almost too floral) spring scent – the little dots at the end reminded me of the theme this week. I also went down memory lane for a moment. I once grew honey suckle along our back fence. TOO INVASIVE. I was glad to see it GO. It was invasive, fast-growing, and tangles. It started to weigh down the fence I share with a neighbor – and by the way – he was super cool when I apologized for the honeysuckle coil. Said “no worries” – – Isn’t it nice when neighbors are so kind? It sure is – 🙂
Also saw these next daisy family flowers on the same walk.
Healing is the word for Marsha’s Wednesday challenge and Echinecea (cone flower) is good for healing properties. It can be especially good for chest colds, the flu, etc. Some day, I want to make my own teas from flowers and herbs – and maybe I will start with echinacea and mint. Hmmmm
The pink Echinecea bloom jumped out at me like this – 🙂
It was the only pink one at the time.
This last photo, which so far is my favorite photo of the month, reminded me to stand tall!
This photo reminded me of Amy Cuddy and her advice to use power poses.
Amy Cuddy had to heal from a head injury after a car accident and her research has been used to help people recover but also find ways to feel more empowered by standing tall.
In this video below, Social Psychologist Amy Cuddy shares tips:
This is the link to the master post for the topic of “healing” this week – where Marsha has some rich quotes and she also talks about fun personal things – like using trips for healing and refreshment
Lens-Artists Challenge: spots and dots.
Hope your week is going well.