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Fragrant Full Moon Tonight

Posted on : 22-11-2010 | By : Dawn | In : Uncategorized

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“When flowers share the light from the moon,

the moon seems more fragrant.”

(Excerpt from Chinese traditional calligraphy poem)




The hydrangea displays long-lasting beauty.  Pictured here: July through November.  Silken, deeply-colored blossoms become subtle tissue.  Sprinkled in rain.  Drenched in sunlight.  Shaken by wind.  &  Touched by the dark of night.  Morning mists.  Daylong fog.  Velvet dusk.  Catching snowflakes & sleet.  Holding early frost up to the soft promise of the dawn.  Hydrangea stands true.  Its delicacy is perfectly styled for longevity in the very naure of its design.  Colors evolve into many beautiful hues, gliding through daylight & moonlight, sunshine & shade, summer into winter. 

Hydrangeas outside my window caught my attention from early morning to late dusk.  On moonlit nights, they quietly awaited in song.  And so, the idea for this post began.  I photographed the blossoms many times over the months.  Although originally intended to be a celebration in September, this article is finally being posted in November.  As time passes, my intentions increase. 

Autumnal Equinox.  Moon Festival.  Respect for the Aged Day.  Thanksgiving.  

Change.   Appreciation.   Embrace the ever present beauty of life as it flows.