The Gravitational Pull of Flowers
Flowers have an undeniable gravitational pull over me. Like magnet to metal. Try as I might to resist, in the end I’m attached and impossible to pull away from the blooming beauties.
As demonstrated by a recent visit to Costco where I noticed the bulb gardens. Silly me thought it would be fulfilling to merely admire Mother Nature’s beauty. A bulb garden was the last thing I needed. Ha! The joke was on me. Within 3 seconds I rationalized my purchase.
Split Second #1: Cheering Up
I needed something joyful to combat the sadness I was feeling. I’ve reached an age where one begins to ponder life, especially as loved ones struggle with health issues. And the politics in our country (both sides) are causing great concern and unrest.
Split Second #2: Anticipation
After flirting with spring for a couple of weeks in February winter staked its territory. Telling me in no uncertain terms to back off and take a chill pill. Chill indeed, temps dropped nearly 30 degrees within a matter of hours. Talk about a shock to one’s system.
Split Second #3: Spread Love, Not Hate
And then the pièce de résistance, I could delight my soul and yours by chronicling the evolution of my bulb garden through photography. Because who doesn't love spring and all that it symbolizes. What the world needs now, more than ever, is love…sweet love.
Of course I couldn’t chronicle just any bulb garden – it had to be PERFECT! This meant I spent an inordinate amount of time assessing each and every pot on the cart – by color, bulb size, petal perkiness, leaf roundness…and the list goes on and on and on.
Finally, confident in my selection I rushed to the checkout; excited about my decision to spread joy and inclusiveness, not hate and separation.
About Suzy2point0 Creations
Using a mouse as my paintbrush I transform photos into stylized impressions of the subject matter. The 'soul' of the photo remains the same, yet I re-invent the image by accentuating its strengths and unique qualities. Thus, creating its 2.0 version.