From the muck and mud of Florida swampland, the stalk of a blooming pickerelweed rises above the sawgrass, adding an accent to the blue sky overhead. Photographed September 22, 2013, at Green Cay Nature Center in Boynton Beach. Higher resolution versions of this photo can be viewed at 500px.com.
A precise metaphor here. Just yesterday, I heard Bill Clinton respond to Piers Morgan’s question (at the CGI conference) about the future of global society. Essentially, he said it would rise from the “muck and the mud” to become a world society that we cannot imagine now. A happy message from both of you. Yes. 🙂
Indeed! Thank you, my friend. 🙂
Blue on blue – simple and lovely.
Thank you, Pat–much appreciated!
I like your photos a lot. This one is very simple and beautiful. I particularly enjoyed the shot of the cafe in the Bowery. Thanks for visiting my blog.
Thank you so much, Dave. Your photos are wonderful–I’m now following.
I really like the angle of this shot – it makes it look so happy!
Thanks much, Michael!
Most people would walk right past that, not seeing the temporary beauty of that weed!
Thank you, Yvonne. In a prior post, I quoted Emerson who once said that a weed was a plant whose virtues have never been discovered. The camera helps us discover the virtues in so many things around us.
Great image. Nice perspective and color.
Thank you, Tim–much appreciated!
Beautifully simple, and simply beautiful, Kenn.
I love the purple against that wonderful blue sky.
Thank you, Lisa–so glad you like it. 🙂