Hope & Healing Through Photography and Poetic Expression

To Become

 Untainted buds anew
Blushed open velvet wanting
Becoming with grace

©Robyn Lee

58 responses

  1. The last of the season? Ours have died even before opening. Nice clarity and color!

    October 4, 2012 at 11:58 PM

  2. Thank you so much Paul ~ yes, there won’t be many more captures like this…. Fall collages on the horizon here. Very glad you enjoyed and have a wonderful eve! ~R

    October 5, 2012 at 12:01 AM

  3. Are you walkin’ around in my head again Robyn?? lolol…gorgeous capture here, and your words…so beautifully introduce your image. I dare to say, an alter ego self portrait? 😉 The Fall semester has begun here, so my apologies for not getting back to your delightful comments on my blog! I have read them on my phone, but I am buried in research and paper (I think my English professor has singled me out…she has nearly just come right out and said as much! lolol..such a motivator for me to see you posting and responding Robyn, I may be intermittent on the blog, but always keep an eye out for your amazing posts, images, and absolutely delightful way you have words and imagery…addictive I could say. So very much I could add to this post of your’s dear Robyn, but research and writing calls (several due in the morning!), my best to you, as always!

    October 5, 2012 at 12:09 AM

    • 😉 Thank you dear Stan… so flattered that you find artistry in my humble creativity here. One day maybe I will train as well… and who knows what that may bring. Yes ~ always something of my alter -ego in these posts isn’t there… though I have one with a hint of erotic built in ~ that was not intended to be … so when you see it (it involves food) keep in mind, and be kind!!! 😉 I took the shot – and then stumbled on a poem I will pair — which gives the image a whole other dimension . LOL! So glad you enjoyed this one though… and I am rooting for you this semester… I’m sure your English professor will be enchanted!! Keep me posted – and I expect straight As young man!! Sending Love ~ R

      October 5, 2012 at 12:46 AM

  4. Those words really touched me Robyn!

    October 5, 2012 at 12:10 AM

    • Thank you so much dearest Julie ~ These words may well be for you as well in many ways…. Sending Hugs and Love ~R

      October 5, 2012 at 12:49 AM

      • You are so unselfish!

        October 5, 2012 at 1:09 AM

      • Oh trust me – I can be plenty needy too… gotta knock me off that pedestal every now and then you know? 🙂 xo

        October 5, 2012 at 1:20 AM

      • Oh I love your humour!

        October 5, 2012 at 1:30 AM

  5. Wow that is such a lovely photo… and here I was thinking you’re heading into winter and us summer… magnificent… and of course you some how manage to turn a photo like that into something special with just three lines of verse… you amaze me… greetings my special friend…

    October 5, 2012 at 12:17 AM

    • Thank you dearest friend…Yes — we are into the fall season now ~ so this was the last of our blooms… I’d had it a bit and felt compelled to post it tonight along with my haiku poem. So thrilled you enjoyed… you are always such an inspiration.. x R ps: wow …Looked up: The goddess named Tanit that you suggested as a name for the lovely Sea Dragon Penny drew for me… So touched, she was described as a warrior – and in case you did not see comment on her blog… One summary said ~
      “Tanit is the Phoenician myth name of a goddess of love, the moon and the stars, possibly meaning “serpent lady”. In Egyptian her name means “land of Neith.” Beautiful – and will hold that image in my heart now. Thank you for such a gift ~ RL

      October 5, 2012 at 12:54 AM

      • You are such a special person and in your own way an aid to so many others,,, I read all the comments on your posts and behind the lines, so many are getting something out of them… you see even your misfortune is an inspiration for some one else… I see it in Linda as well… her adversity is all for a reason, its made her special to other sufferers…

        October 5, 2012 at 12:59 AM

  6. Very nice, Robyn….

    October 5, 2012 at 12:33 AM

    • Thank you so much Scott ~ always flattered when you enjoy a photograph (and words) I’ve offered here 🙂 ~ Sending warm wishes this eve ~ RL

      October 5, 2012 at 12:56 AM

      • You’re precious Robyn…and most welcome. Thank you for the warm wishes…I have the same for you and yours…. 🙂

        October 5, 2012 at 1:00 AM

  7. veraersilia

    A beautiful image of a REAL breathing living rose. Great photos.

    October 5, 2012 at 2:05 AM

    • Thanks so much Veraesilla ~ yes… you are right – these roses are clearly breathing – they remind me to do the same… Much Love ~ R

      October 5, 2012 at 12:33 PM

  8. Gorgeous Photo! And I love the words…’Becoming with Grace’, so soft, trusting and loving….what a true state of unfolding beauty and essence of the Rose, so sacred; image of the Heart….and Ourselves………….Love, Linda

    October 5, 2012 at 2:41 AM

    • Thank you so much dear Linda. ‘Becoming with Grace‘ – is something I try to remember in all facets of my life. So no mater what is transpiring — I can expand and trust, allow that unfolding and move forward with as much Love & Grace as possible. The Rose symbolizes that open heart ~ Love and Gratitude for you ~ RL

      October 5, 2012 at 12:37 PM

  9. A lovely family of roses is the best morning gift .. Thank you, i take this as a personal gift .. We are delivered from one fading hope to another budding hope , an open hear will be always fresh with hope …. The photo is embrassing with this composition filling the view, the photo is so genuine with the unaltered angles of the roses.. I am glad you did not mist the petals .. The light is so beautifully reflecting the softness of the petals , I can almost feel it .. Did you use a flash with a reflector or was it noon time … By the way what is your gear … A part from your creative eyes and hopeful heart .. And off course your pain ..

    October 5, 2012 at 2:50 AM

    • And yes Tarek — for you a personal morning gift. “…We are delivered from one fading hope to another budding hope…” ~ this sums it up so beautifully. I try to remember. So pleased you found the technical aspects of my photograph appealing – as you know by now… I pay such little attention to such, when I’m under the spell of my healing lens! Must admit, I also liked the reflection of light upon the petals’ imperfect, but sensual textures. … Now if you think I used a flash and reflector — no way my friend– you have to know I don’t bother with those things!! One day, I will need to train and hone my skills…. but for now — it’s rather raw work you are seeing here. As for time — it was evening — maybe 6 pm or so?.. so maybe I just got lucky on lighting… My gear? Well.. I will let you guess — but I expect you may already know, as you mostly summed it up in your last few sentences…. nothing more powerful. Thank you for your very thoughtful, and most endearing comment. I always appreciate you ~RL

      October 5, 2012 at 12:46 PM

  10. Only one word, Robyn – exquisite – I could almost smell the perfume ..

    October 5, 2012 at 3:08 AM

    • So grateful for that Valerie… hope the lovely aroma takes you to a wonderful place today ~ x R

      October 5, 2012 at 1:07 PM

  11. Yaz

    What’s lovely is the aura of the roses. I love it when I can see the auras clearly!

    October 5, 2012 at 4:43 AM

    • Yes … Yaz i noticed the aura too! Do you see it as a soft translucent light pink color? That is what I perceive. Everything I read about auras seems to refer to people… I am not sure how to contemplate the aura of a rose… here is what I just found on pale pink aura:

      “Pale Pink: Although not very far from dusty pink, a pale pink Body Aura is a world away in meaning. It is a true love which is entwined with the intellect as well as the physical and emotions. It is the subject expressing through their Aura, their meeting of minds with a ‘soulmate’.”

      How lovely is that?!
      Thank you dearest Yaz, for inspiring me to go deeper into this — Much Love your way ~xo

      October 5, 2012 at 1:14 PM

  12. Roses are gorgeous … Great photo and Haiku

    October 5, 2012 at 5:34 AM

    • So do appreciate dear Alastair. Very happy you enjoyed the combination ~ Sending Love your way ~ R

      October 5, 2012 at 1:16 PM

      • Thank you Robyn 🙂

        October 5, 2012 at 1:17 PM

  13. Beautiful Robyn. So soft, delicate, and full of grace. Warm wishes to you for a wonderful day.

    October 5, 2012 at 7:16 AM

    • Robyn thank you… you know your lovely post yesterday (Thoughtful Thursday) was what inspired me to share this one, which was ready to go, but I’d been hesitating… published right after. So thank you for that spark – I needed it at that particular moment 🙂 Warm and wonderful wished for you this day and the weekend ahead! ~ x R

      October 5, 2012 at 1:18 PM

  14. victoriaaphotography

    What a stunning image, Robyn.
    I can almost smell the perfume straight off the computer screen.

    October 5, 2012 at 7:32 AM

    • poo thank you Vicktoria ~ that is a huge compliment coming from a master photo artist such as yourself…. Very happy you could enjoy the delicious scent all the way in Australia!! ~ Sending Lovex

      October 5, 2012 at 1:21 PM

  15. Lovely

    October 5, 2012 at 8:24 AM

    • Thank you dearest boomie ~ x

      October 5, 2012 at 1:41 PM

  16. so beautiful..roses r so special

    October 5, 2012 at 8:31 AM

    • I do agree nighlake! Thank you dear friend ~ Rx

      October 5, 2012 at 1:41 PM

  17. Last loveliness before the frost….hopefulness here….xomeryl

    October 5, 2012 at 8:46 AM

    • Yes Meryl — we must hang on to these final bursts of warmth as we prepare for the upcoming winter season… ‘hopeful’ is the mission ~ xo

      October 5, 2012 at 1:43 PM

  18. GORGEOUS RL ………..
    wow wow wow
    Love Love Love
    You are feeling Good Huh xoxoxoxoxoxo
    Gosh these words – and that delicious pink ——-
    alll love xoxoxoxoxoxo
    C XX

    October 5, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    • Thank you sweet Cat … you are such a lovely ‘flower’ yourself my friend! No ~ my ‘wanting’ continues (I cannot lie) — but hopeful to uncover mysteries that will lead to the Becoming! 🙂 I am so thrilled you enjoyed my artistic endeavor here, and know your sensitive heart feels it all!! xo Much Love your way..

      October 5, 2012 at 1:45 PM

      • “uncover the mysteries ” that’s beautifullllllllllllxxx truly is xx
        well i wish for you all the good and health in the universe xo you know xo
        love you xoxoxoxoxo

        October 5, 2012 at 1:47 PM

  19. Beautiful words to match a beautiful photo. Hope you are doing well Robyn. 🙂

    October 5, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    • Oh thank you so much dear LuAnn… I am so glad you enjoyed this…. and very grateful for your loving wishes my way ~xo R

      October 5, 2012 at 1:58 PM

  20. This is beautiful

    October 5, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    • Thank you so much Renee~ hope it brings beauty to your weekend ahead… xo Love to you! R

      October 5, 2012 at 2:25 PM

  21. I’ve tagged you in a game of Tag 🙂 You are under no obligation to play, but it could be fun

    October 6, 2012 at 3:22 PM

  22. So gorgeous. Words and photo are all blessing…hope you’re well Robyn

    October 7, 2012 at 11:48 AM

    • Thank you so much David ~ much appreciate your loving thoughts my way! x R

      October 7, 2012 at 12:24 PM

  23. Beautiful, Robyn!

    October 7, 2012 at 9:36 PM

    • Thank you so much dear Fergi~ x

      October 7, 2012 at 9:37 PM

  24. They are lovely, Robyn. Your words are very delicate, like the rose, suited perfectly, my so very special friend, Penny xx

    October 8, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    • Robyn Lee

      Thank you sweet Penny… I hope you don’t take this back after you see today’s post! LOL! One like me, has to entertain herself here as much as possible right? 🙂 Love u!

      October 8, 2012 at 5:56 PM

      • pennycoho

        Read my comment I just made! 🙂

        October 8, 2012 at 6:00 PM

      • pennycoho

        Read my comment I just made! 🙂

        October 8, 2012 at 6:00 PM

  25. I can almost smell the sweetness of that delicate flower. Lovely.

    October 10, 2012 at 5:39 PM

    • Thank you so much Ronnie ~ very thrilled to have you here – and so happy you enjoyed the sweet aroma of these roses today 🙂 R

      October 11, 2012 at 12:10 AM

  26. Julie Catherine

    Beautiful photo with as much delicacy and grace as your lovely words, Robyn. Sending much love your way, Julie xoxox

    October 13, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    • Robyn Lee

      Thank you so much Julie ~ I am keeping you in thoughts — hope you are managing and flowing well in your new home!! xo

      October 13, 2012 at 1:18 PM

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