--fuchsias on my patio--
there are so many different kinds,
and they have been around for millions of years.
We each have our favorite.
There is a language of flowers,
where each flower has a different meaning.
There are many famous flower artists,
Manet, Monet, Van Gogh, and O'Keefe.
Flowers can actually be
a healing art.
The impressionistic style like Monet
is a good example.
Due to the way the colors are laid out,
it is a scientific fact that
this kind of art is healing for us.
Of course the real thing is too.
It has to do with how the eyes move
when we see flower colors,
and how the nerves react in the brain.
Flower art takes us to the outdoors,
with the fresh air and sunshine.
Being outdoors is wonderfully healing.
That's why walks,
even sitting outdoors
are all good for us.
We are comforted and healed
at a very deep level
by the movement of leaves
as the wind rustles through the trees
or the flickering of sunlight on a pond.
This shimmering effect
is replicated in the impressionistic style,
especially of flowers.
The result is calming,
and inherently a form of healing art.
Here are some photos I have taken,
not just in my yard,
but also on my outdoor walks around town
and places I have visited.
I love flowers of all kinds.........
from the large and beautiful....
to the tiny...
to the unusual...
from big blue flowers.....
to little yellow flowers....
or to frilly pink flowers.
Savor the Day!