Here are a selection of flower photos from my garden during the past seasons. I like the bright colours and textures of each one. Each has it owns special way of being delightful, each is magical. I have also added more abstract photos. The first classic photo is of Snowdrops growing by the old tree in my front garden. The Sunflower photo was taken last summer. It remains my very best. The Clematis and Iris – both from last Spring. The Abstract pics. are also from my garden, The twirl of crocus is a picture taken in the Westernham, Kent, UK, grave-yard, where Winston Churchill is buried. The other abstracts are each created through different edits. I like some, although not all. This is an on-going project to see just what suits my eye the best. Eve
“I do believe in an everyday sort of magic — the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we’re alone.”
― Charles de Lint
To my mind, ‘magic’ is the hard-to-define quality of the things that stir up mystical feelings like amazement, curiosity, imagination, and above all wonder.
Magic is that which renders something beautiful in a spiritual sense. It is that which makes one feel as if the world is more than it is presently understood to be, and yet at the same time the world is working itself out in a good and beautiful way.
Magic underlies the relationship between us, and the greater immensities of birth and death. Thus the experience of being in the presence of something magical is an empowering, uplifting experience. Magic, understood this way, contributes meaning to life.
― Brendan Myers