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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Corolla Gyres

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Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; 
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world . . . 

~ W. B. Yeats ~
from the poem  










And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

~ Jesus ~
Matthew 6:29












60 comments:

Ruth said...

My son-in-law, the philosopher-logician, may have to tell me if these two quotations, together, are a non sequitur. But they work for me today.

Jeanie said...

Oh, Ruth, I'm still trying to catch up with you. And am I ever glad I happened in to see this colorful beauty! Love it!

Lorenzo said...

They seem to work well together for me. If your heart put them together and braided them around these wonderful photos, then the whole concept of non-sequitur is a non-starter. Of course, I am no "philospher-logician", but I do cling to my modest opinions and strongly clasped beliefs and feelings, and one of them is that to find and delight in such beauty arrayed around us in the midst of the anarchy loosed upon the world is a gift.

George said...

Lovely photos, Ruth, and I wouldn't be too concerned about the non sequitur. That's just the left hemisphere of your brain demanding a form of logic that your right hemisphere rejects. It's a normal state of affairs for artists.

As a passionate walker who is interested in the spiritual dimensions of walking no less that the physical dimensions, I really enjoyed the Mark Strand poem.

Pat said...

Beautiful photos of those gorgeous flowers!

willow said...

Your flowers certainly would rival the king's wardrobe! Gorgeous.

Susan said...

The last two photos.....yessssss!

Jill of All Trades said...

Beautiful

rauf said...

you don't have to step out of the farm for brilliant pictures Ruth.

Everything has been a success for the animals and plants. The system worked. Some animals going extinct, even before humans appeared, is a part of that system. But no system really worked for humans, works for sometime but falls apart in a short period of time. Wisdom and intelligence caused all the damage, not stupidity. Its nice to be silly and stupid. i think humans were supposed to be stupid like Adam but we got intelligent. That was a disaster. No system will ever work for humans Ruth. Things will fall apart sooner or later.

Wonder who wrote or said the second quote. Two people mentioned there didn't exist.

C.M. Jackson said...

I would say in the anarchy there is glory and I like it;-) c

Cait O'Connor said...

Exquisite photos, words too.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Sublime.....................

Montag said...

Why don't we start our own poetry mag on the web? I'm going to talk to someone about designing it today.

Char said...

i was directed her by Susan at Bear Swamps.

gorgeous shots

cathyswatercolors said...

Hi Ruth, Can you hear my hands clapping? I love it the verse and the photos. Sunflowers you lucky duck, the bunnies ate mine

Nancy said...

Absolutely breathtaking photos! All of these are definitely good enough to frame.

Deborah said...

The third one did it for me, Ruth, although they are all beautiful.

freefalling said...

They make me feel like dancing.
Sort of swirly, floaty dancing.

The Bug said...

Lovely! I like both quotes - the first one because it makes me think of how the daisies in our front yard look after the petals fall off.

Oliag said...

Just lovely Ruth...speechless...

ds said...

Simply...beautiful. "Turning and turning in the widening gyre...they toil not, neither do they spin." Works for me. Thank you.

And thank you for Mr. Strand. Another poem that I will "visit" often.

Ruth said...

Hi, Jeanie, yes, I know, I just caught up with you and your vacation posts too. :)

For this post, I needed few words for a change. Thank you.

Ruth said...

Thanks for that, Lorenzo. If it weren't for the wild things, or the tended ones that grow with so little effort, I'd have to find succor somewhere else. As it is, it's pure luxury.

Ruth said...

Thank you, George, your comment helped me let it go. :)

I'm glad you found the Mark Strand poem, and that you enjoyed it. Staying focused on the space around us, as we go along, even when we're not "accomplishing" anything (a la your loafing post), is what it's all about.

Ruth said...

Thank you, Pat, very much. I liked how they all had the same symmetrical corollas.

Ruth said...

Thank you, Willow. I actually visualized Solomon while posting this. He must have been something.

Ruth said...

Thank you, Susie. Those two have such a different feel, don't they? One on a dark day, the other nothing but sunny delight.

Ruth said...

Thank you, Jill of all Trades.

Ruth said...

Thank you, rauf.

For me, the problem with society is that I don't want most of it. I mean I like art, and I like music, and I like good food. I like writing, language. I like cameras and taking pictures. But I don't like the necessity of setting things up to protect ourselves from the worst of the species, which is the minority, I think. That really frustrates me.

Oh, sorry, I didn't list their full names. That was Jesus Romero and Matthew Modine.

:D

Ruth said...

C.M., yes I agree, some anarchy is wild and lovely. :)

Ruth said...

Cait, I thank you, the flowers thank you, and as for Yeats, Jesus and Matthew, I will stand in and thank you for them too. :)

Ruth said...

Ok, Montag, I'm in. Let's. Tell me what I need to do to help: ruth.mowry@gmail.com

Ruth said...

Gwen, my friend, thank you. I hope the heat has broken in the Bay of Fundy.

Ruth said...

Hi and welcome, Char, I'm so pleased to have you visit from my great friend Susie's. I am also happy because I found your very beautiful ramblins.

Peter said...

Sorry, I have been quite absent / busy lately and has not commented on your blog - or any other either. I have now checked your last interesting and fascinating posts and learnt about wheat, quinoa (which I tasted in Peru and Bolivia)... I'm off to Portugal with kids and grandkids next week, so for some time more I will be a lousy blogger. Sorry ... I will try to improve soon again.

Brian said...

Nice post, great photos.
To answer your question about non sequitur, no. Meaning is based on intention. You intend the quotes as related, ergo they are. Your meaning is found in the juxtaposition of the two quotes.

Ruth said...

Cathy sweet, I hear you. Or is that the bunnies munching?

Ruth said...

Nancy, thank you. It would be fun to put together a sunflower calendar, or one with photos of flowers with symmetrical corollas.

Ruth said...

Thank you, Deborah. I like that one too, how the day lilies in the background echo the orange in the coneflower.

Ruth said...

Letty, which is how I feel when I see your photos on Poof, especially that car driving down the road, one of my favorite photographs of all time. I think I should get it from you and have it framed.

Thank you.

Ruth said...

Dana, precisely. I was thinking it would be nice to have a photo of one of those centre-cannot-hold flowers.

Ruth said...

You're so good, Oliag. Gracias.

Ruth said...

Peter, I've missed you, but of course I understand! Sometimes life takes over our priorities, and doesn't allow for blogging time. I always look at your posts, even if I don't comment. I was so happy to see Square George Cain.

Bolivia and Peru, and quinoa? Wow. And now off to Portugal for a holiday with family. It sounds wonderful. Obrigada!

Ruth said...

Dear DS, oops, I'm responding out of order. No worries, because we're always in tune, you and I, out here in the air.

Ruth said...

Brian, oh beloved son-in-law-and-love o' mine, YAY!

I thank you. And I especially thank you for using ergo in your comment.

VaNeSsA said...

Lovely! They are all beautiful, but my favorite is the little shy one who is hiding her face with her petals!

photowannabe said...

Oh Ruth, I am totally speachless.
Stunning!

westcobich said...

Purple and orange middle flower against indigo backdrop - 'tis the stuff of deep sighs in admiration. Sometimes, a photographer can capture the flower (which I feel is underrated in photo world) and you have done it! Thanks for stopping me in my tracks to take a second, third and yes, fourth look! Such lovely stuff.
(PS - What camera were you using?)

Terresa said...

Beautiful blooms, and equally lovely quotes/scripture. Rapture, these.

Vagabonde said...

Your photos are stunning. I like the simple daisy – it is so clear and crisp. They are all lovely.

Ruth said...

VaNeSsA, that does not surprise me. :) I loved seeing those black-eyed Susans doing that before they finally got some courage to unveil themselves.

Ruth said...

Hi, Sue! Thank you. While you are speechless, let's be National Ice Cream Day patriots, and get an ice cream cone! :)

Ruth said...

Oh hello, Oh. Thank you for stopping and looking so many times, and for saying such encouraging things about the picture/s.

I use a Nikon D40. We're attached at the ribs.

Ruth said...

Thank you, Terresa. And thank goodness for the beauty all around, which is my never-ending savior.

Ruth said...

Thank you very much, Vagabonde. I wasn't sure if that white wildflower is in the daisy family or not, and amazingly (Google, I'm telling you) I immediately found what it is by searching "daisy like wildflower."

Asteraceae (Compositae) - Sunflower family; Plains Fleabane, Erigeron modestus. I thought you might want to know, knowing you. :)

Ginnie said...

You caught me at the Sunflowers, Ruth. I saw more sunflowers while driving around France than I've seen in my whole life put together. And I thought of you and Lesley every time. We were told they are grown there first for their oil and secondly for the seeds that are fed to the animals. I love that you grow these flowers on your farm!

Margaret Bednar said...

Wow - this is the 57th response - you obviously are doing something right! :) Those sunflowers are to die for - Do you mind if I "save as" a photo and give a go at drawing/painting it? You are a beautiful photographer.

Ruth said...

Boots, thank you. You know most of the sunflowers on the farm this year were self seeded from last summer. This is the summer to grow them: hot and wet. :)

Ruth said...

Oh hello, Margaret. Well just remember, half of the comments are my responses. :)

I would be so honored if you would copy one of my photos and draw or paint it. That is the highest praise. Thank you. And I'd love to see what you create. Your hydrangeas today are just gorgeous.

Kate said...

Stunning photos. Thanks!