Not the heavenly Cosmos of the astronomers but these simple garden flowers -- pretty heavenly in their own right. . .
"The things by which our emotions can be moved -- the shape of a flower or a Grecian urn, the way a baby grows, the way the wind brushes across your face, the way clouds move, their shapes, the way light dances on the water, or daffodils flutter in the breeze . . ."
The quote is from Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams.
I take a lot of pictures of things that move me -- some are easy to delete -- badly out of focus or lacking the touch of light that brings things to life.
And then I try to be selective in what I put on the blog. Merisi of Merisi's Vienna for Beginners often limits herself to three perfect shots; Jennyfreckles of Salt and Light usually has just one.
I marvel at their willpower.
I can't do that because I always find something compelling in the less than perfect shots (not that there are many 'perfect' ones.
Whether it's the languid droop of a petal, the play of shadows, the hidden bee, the background . . .
The jut and thrust of a stem . . .
The pairing that looks like a lovers' quarrel . . .
No, I can't be a purist.
Not when I keep finding more to like in each picture.