The theme this week for the Lens-Artists photo challenge is to depict “large to small” with specific colors (here)
Starting off with a rose-colored palette
First, a large paved area provides a nice design. The small rose-colored pavers combine to make a large, paved space.
Next, this large chair mimics what should be smaller (also linked to pull up a seat)
And this small painting lets us feel the blue sky and wind on what is likely a medium-large vessel
Now, the spent hibiscus bloom to the lower right has the rosy color I was going for. And do you see that bloom to the center left? That is how I felt earlier this spring – tuckered out — but also getting ground support.
Let’s start off with the large beams painted in teal (with a hint of that lighter rose on the right). Also, some of the graffiti is teal.
This photo depicts an abandoned furniture store on U.S. 1, near Route 528, on the east coast of Florida. I had the chance to do a quick photo shoot there. I went out of my way to stop because it could be torn down soon. (Note: The photo below has a bit of color editing – I muted the bright yellow ceiling – so we could feel the teal more.)
From large to medium – now we have words on stairs. These stairs come to us from Richmond, VA (the canal walk) but don’t they look like they could be from that old Florida furniture store?
Let’s see those teal words close up – “LOVE MORE” – yeah… – let it sink in – let’s choose to love more and let go of competitiveness – Let’s celebrate more of who we are and let’s relish the basic stuff more.
This last photo. Can you guess what it is? NO, it is not Dawn dish soap like I had in a different post. This is different. Can you guess?
Okay, so that bright teal in the upper corner – is Miracle Grow plant food. Did you guess that? Those small, teal granules sure do a lot for plants. I have gardened without the blue food – but plants do so much better when we use a little bit of it each week. Also, in the above photo, you will see two other nutrient sources. To the right we have granules that dissolve over time. They are added monthly (or bimonthly). The bottom has Black Cow brand manure. So potent. You can add it to the soil or you could add some manure to a bucket, fill it with water, and let it sit for a few hours. This makes “compost tea” and you pour the liquid into the soil and plants lap it up.
When I was enriching the soil last month, I grabbed a quick photo of the different nutrient sources because (as usual) I was having garden analogies come my way. On that day, the idea I had was that we humans might forget that we need diverse nutrients to thrive and grow. Sadly, during the pandemic, we heard very little (from the powers that be) about immune system fortification and about the way supplements help fortify human health. The “over emphasis” on the mask wearing seemed to ignore other things (sorry – just my personal opinion). they ignored the terrain of the body and fortifying it accordingly. Not too surprised because main stream medicine still lets sick patients consumer sugar and chemicals, which pull from immune function and a strong terrain. I won’t be long-winded on this – but we do NOT hear enough about fortifying the immune system and there are so many little things that we humans can do to help our health (and to become hard to kill). Gut health, laugh more, good ol’ Vitamin C, getting in some good fats and oils, movement, and exposure to sunshine to make D3. if you want to read more – go HERE (the terrain of the body is all) and HERE – (read the part about minerals).
AUTHOR UPDATE 6/9/21
Had to come back here and add a tidbit about “movement” from Cindy’s blog. She frequently writes about the need to make sure we modern humans are moving enough (because as an astute health coach she knows everyone needs reminders about this vey simple yet potent thing we can do for health). I almost linked her when I created this post – but did not want the ending to be all heavy with links and read more here notes… anyhow, after reading her super fun Monday post (with a feature of The Bangles Manic Monday song) I had to include a snippet:
“I like to post some kind of workout video around the first Monday of the month to remind everyone, me included, just how important movement is in our lives for our bodies, mind and spirit. It sounds so cliche I know but it’s truly vital to our well being.”
Seriously, if you feel the post pandemic weeks are bringing a huge transition – or whatever might be going on in your life – moving your body offers many benefits to the body, mind, and spirit.
Get that body moving.
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