Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Blessings.....

In a season of renewal,
For the earth,
For the heart,
For the soul...
May you be blessed
And see the blessings
all about you.
Take them.
And cherish.
And give thanks.



Caio Fern said...

ahhhhhhhh. wonderful wonderful post !!!!!
and now that i am a brand new fern... i specialy loved the first picture ;)

Happy Easter Anne!!!!!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

You are! (we all are!)
I lucked out with the first photo~~even though there were four stems, there were the *three* that were was a nice symbolism. :-)


elle said...

An Easter blessing to you. The pictures are wonderful!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thank you Elle!

Hope you have an exceptional weekend...


Debra She Who Seeks said...

I love how ferns unfurl! Easter blessings to you too!

audrey said...

I could get lost in these photographs, Anne. They are beautiful. There are so many simple things filled with beauty. Loving photography as we do, I think we are blessed to notice some of the things that are often overlooked.
I hope your Easter is beautiful and meaningful.
♥ audrey

Luthien said...

awwww... Happy Easter!!! what a lovely post! i LOVE the images!!! what absolute wonders the lens catches that the eyes do not see ...

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Debra,

I think ferns at this stage are by far one of my favorite delights of Spring.....there is such a magic to them!
Have a great weekend!


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Audrey,

I shot 91 photos yesterday and culled it down to these as my favorites!
I think too that looking through the camera, we see things that most miss.
Maybe that is how it is to be!


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Luthien,

Hope you have a good weekend too~~and yes, I am always amazed (sometimes not pleasantly, LOL!) when I load the photos and see what is really there.
Always a difference between what *I* see and the camera, but usually it's good!


Terra said...

Thank you Anne, and I send the same blessing back to you. Your photos glow and I especially like the first two; wow, those fern fronds about to unfurl!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Terra,

Thank you~~I do love getting down at *flower-level* for the photos. (my body doesn't love it but oh well! LOL!)
I always, always try and photograph the ferns before they open, and you know how quick that happens at this time of year!


studio lolo said...

Oh those Fiddleheads! All of the photos are breathtaking. Looking through the clear water reminded me of a mosaic. Thanks for sharing!

As a fairly new friend, I count you among my many blessings ;)

Happy Easter to you and DH~


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Lolo!

I am thankful I met you too!
I stalk fiddle heads...what can I say? Those and the Dutchman's Breeches, oh, I love those little things!
The clear water was one of those "what the heck" shots~~I had no idea it would turn out so cool!


yoborobo said...

Hi Anne! I love that picture of the fern. Wouldn't you love to do time lapse on some of these? I've been watching the trees get fuller and greener every day - yay!! :) Happy Easter to you and Gary! xox Pam

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Yes~~I would! I still remember those Disney films of seeds sprouting and growing, flowers blooming....oh! I would love to do that with the ferns!
Our trees here are showing blushes of color; it is like a paintbrush has just touched the tips lightly! But they will suddenly be green...overnight.


Christine's Beadworks said...

Beautiful photography and peace be with you friend. Spending the day with family on Sunday, always a wild time of good food, really good conversation and hilarity (and a little shouting) over the antics of the four large dogs at play (of course all of us bring our dogs).

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Oh boy Christine!

It sounds like Sunday will be a good time! Hope y'all have good weather and plenty of food.... ;-D
Thanks on the photos; it was a lucky shooting day!


Jan said...

Absolutely lovely photos Anne! Thanks for the lovely reminder of your poem, too. I have much to be thankful for and to cherish. You are one of those things!

Carol said...

Happy Easter, Anne. Thank you for the wonderful photos of your unfurling spring time, especially the fern. I take lots of photos of fern fronds. What is that beautiful flower in the second last photo, the one above the magnolias?

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Spectacular fiddleheads and wake robins and the like. Something about the wild plants that suits you, that's for sure. xox Corrine

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Jan!

I am thankful for all the years we have been friends~~one of the excellent aspects of the internet!
Do enjoy the trees and yard coming to life; it's been a long winter and we all need it!


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Carol!

The flower you asked about is Blood Root. It is in the sanguinaria family; I think some of the root section used to be used in toothpastes of one form or another. (long ago) And yes, if you cut the roots, the fluid is orangish-red! (they don't last long and I love them so...)
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi Corrine!

Yes, I absolutely love getting out and photographing wild flowers. There are not as many as there used to be; we are losing our roadside plants and wooded land at an alarming rate. So I save images....they are delicate and exotic. I often wonder if people even SEE them!
Have a great weekend!


LauraX said...

Thank you Anne for your beautiful images of waking photos will hold the same theme this week, naturally...The first image of the fiddle heads immediately captured my heart! Thank you dear one for the beautiful blessing too. We are riding the same sacred wind...I wrote a blessing for tomorrow also:-)

Robin said...

Lovely post, Anne.... the photos embody Springtime...and the blessing is so beautiful. These are words we should all try and live by!

Happy Easter to you and yours!


♥ Robin ♥

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Happy Easter dear Anne - I had to pop in quickly to say that. Sorry I've been 'on the quiet' lately - but you know why, and you also know I'll be back in full voice soon (I hope!). In the meantime, I'm still reading (and enjoying) your posts. Hugs!

Emma said...

Lovely pics I want to run into my garden & make it happen, even tho it's misty & grey out there, never mind. Whatever it is, I'm grateful. Happy Easter!

Bunny said...

Beautiful display of photography hope you have a Blessed Easter filled with love and chocolate Bunnies . Hugs

Bella Sinclair said...

Be-YOOOOOOO-tiful! Wow! Happy Easter Sunday!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Happy Easter to all!
I am late on here; early to church then home, and cooking and then the EATING! (of course that meant dirty dishes, but this was worth it!)
Hope all y'all had a wonderful day!!!


kj said...

anne, with all your hustle bussle, you take the time to help me. thank you most sincerely.

these photos are gorgeous. i love the way fiddleheads unfurl. i have ferns that open like that and for me seeing that is a special rite of spring in my yard.

the windy twigs reflected in the water are stunning, anne. you must have had a great time 'seeing' and snapping away.

i hope you had a fine day.


Sunshineshelle said...

Happy Easter Anne, love your vision, and the beautiful sentiment that supports it :)

lissa said...

lovely pics. here's wishing you a sweet, fun spring!

di from di-did-it said...

Beautiful images. Beautiful words. Beautiful you. ♥

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hi All!

Hope good weather has arrived and that you were able to get a bit of rest over the weekend!
Thanks for the kind words on the photos, and life in general!


Marie S said...

I love these pictures Anne, they are just wonderful.
Those little white drop flowers...what are they?
So beautiful and the beginning fern fronds, priceless. Easter is a time of new beginning and miracles for me. May it be so for you also!!
Many miracles and beginnings to you my friend, Happy Easter!

Elena said...

LOVE the photographs! Love unfurling ferns! Love the water shots! And most awesome paper tutorials. Wish I could play with those but it'll be a while. Will need to come back. And so sorry about Gypsy.

*Ulrike* said...

Totally gorgeous is all I can say!

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