A Little Beauty on a Day of Loss

The news out of Ukraine and Gaza this morning could hardly paint a gloomier picture of our world today.  No purpose can be served by putting words to the feelings these events create – only a little beauty can help on such a day of loss.

Fittingly, perhaps, the remaining blooms on the Ipomea horsfalliae that I shot in yesterday’s pristine sunshine have disappeared, torn away from the vine’s flailing strands by another Polar blast as it roars its way North.

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20 thoughts on “A Little Beauty on a Day of Loss

  1. Appropriately, as I was reading this, Meredith, the lyrics “What the world needs now, is love, sweet love, It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of…” came wafting from the radio. Thanks for bringing a little love and beauty today. xxx

  2. Ok now for a comment that makes sense::::
    I wish more women were in decision making positions,,,I know we could minimize most of these horrible conflicts and avoid these awful conflagrations!

  3. If only…if only I could stare at these lovely images endlessly and erase the others from my mind.
    If only…we could spend our time appreciating these beautiful flowers and not acknowledging the horrors that are around us
    If only…for a few minutes the beauty that these flowers are can wash over us and wipe away our tears.
    Thank you, Meredith, for letting me think of these special flowers…if only for a short while.

  4. There is still much good to be found in the world, but it’s getting harder to find. Thank you for sharing some of the beauty from your corner of the world.

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