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Time of passing

One of the things I love most about nature is its wisdom, and how relatable it is. I can walk out my door any day, any time of day, and find something out there that will reflect exactly what I’m feeling, or will teach me the exact lesson I need to learn.

My college semester started today, and what I regret most is that I’ll be locked up in a classroom a lot of hours a week. I suffocate in there sometimes, and I just can’t wait to graduate and be done with college. I enjoyed it for a while, but I’m ready to move on.

For once, these flowers don’t reflect how I’m feeling myself, but a sensation I have about the world around me – the passing of summer, the ending of a phase of my life. Death is part of life; this rose has faded but new ones will blossom soon. In the same way, human beings are phoenixes: we die and are reborn from our ashes; we shed our skin like snakes.

I’ll be more than happy to embrace this new life, the real me. I’ve finally found my axis, my center of calm and joy, and I’ve never been more at peace with the world. Come what may, I know who I am and where I want to go.



I have a final exam coming on Thursday, and this morning was dedicated to intensive studying, since I keep feeling I’ll go blank at the worst possible time. Two hours later, I had a monumental headache, but I still had to shoot these flowers that my mother planted a couple of days ago.

I played a little with contrast, intensity and brightness in Photoshop, mostly because the background was too bright in most of the shots, and in the rose’s case, because the camera doesn’t get the colors right with a higher exposure, and with a lower exposure the picture comes out too dark.

I don’t get why the plant is called Impatiens. These flowers look anything but that.


Backyard excursion

My backyard after the rain. Luckily it stopped raining just before the sun went down. Not that I haven’t been known to get soaked taking pictures in the rain, but it’s always better when I don’t.