Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Day 47 - forget m"E" nots

These are Forget-Me-Nots from last summer's garden. They're really a pretty blue. I think they're perfect for the word LOVE. Even more fitting are the interesting legends I've just been reading.

In a German legend, God named all the plants when a tiny unnamed one 
cried out,  "Forget-me-not, O Lord!" God replied, 
"That shall be your name.

In 15th-century Germany, it was supposed that the wearers of the flower would not be forgotten by their lovers. Legend has it that in medieval times, a knight and his lady were walking along the side of a river. He picked a posy of flowers, but because of the weight of his armour he fell into the river. As he was drowning he threw the posy to his loved one and shouted "Forget-me-not." It was often worn by ladies as a sign of faithfulness and enduring love.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Day 46 - "V" -Day

A black metal park bench handle serves as a V. This may have been captured in Port Washington, WI.  I would have liked this V to be from nature and contemplated using the heart from the day before to serve as a V instead. At least it's outside. I could use an image of a spiderweb I captured in South Carolina as the O, but would that be appropriate for the word LOVE? Mmmaybe, if you're a spider. Tomorrow, my camera will join me at work for a lunch date. UW-Milwaukee has some great old buildings with lots to offer. Perhaps, there's an even better V waiting around the corner.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Day 45 - "O" Heart Rock

This heart-rock was found embedded in the grass at a Lime Kiln Park in Grafton, WI where Patrick and I had our anniversary picnic a couple years ago. Another of my obsessions, looking for heart-shaped objects in nature. It wasn't going to budge, so there it still lies, although it would have looked great in my garden with the others. You think anyone else ever notices? I'm still on the look out for a heart shaped cloud. I must just keep missing them;)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Day - 44 L is for Love

ove.   This is a road in a golf course in Washington County, WI, taken last summer. I was obsessed at looking for letters in nature.  Depending on the combination of photos, this L could also be done in color. Think greens. O-V-E soon to come. When I'm finished, I hope to print out the four letters, purchase a frame to hold them and give it as a unique wedding gift.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Day 43 - Cosmos

Some flowers to brighten up the office serve double duty as pens. I've always wanted to try this. Now another batch for the desk next to me and one for home should do it.

                        Cosmos grow carefree from seed, these annuals (meaning they grow just one year) fill a flowerbed with color and are great cut flowers. They grow from 1 foot to 3 feet high, depending on the variety and prefer soil that has little nutrients.