I'm practicing using a new Macro lens which fits on top of my zoom. As you can see, I have a way to go to achieve clarity. I think steadiness is necessary, so maybe I'll need the tripod. But, this image of my blooming cactus, though blurred, reminds me of something beyond what it actually is. In my imagination, the bloom morphs into something more nebulous, something spiritual and positive. So, I'm sharing it with you. After all, we're all imperfect.
I walked in the city today in bright sunshine with wind swirling blossoms off the trees and through the air. My spirit also soared as I caught the eyes of others out enjoying the day. Often, smiles were exchanged. I felt a sense of renewal, hope, and energy. No matter our differences, we are connected in ways we cannot always fathom. I give thanks for this day and for you - to whom I am also connected in ways I sometimes ponder.