In The Lime Light – AmyRose/Petals Unfolding

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I am Simply Delighted to introduce you to Amy from Petals Unfolding blog (found at: https://herladypinkrose.wordpress.com ) If you are not already familiar with Amy’s work, I highly recommend visiting her exquisite blog. Her photography is utterly beautiful and, in my humble opinion, keeps getting better and better. Her thoughts and inspirations on Life, Love, Nature, Harmony and Passion are filled with all of the same, drawing you closer to her and the beautiful world she shares through the magic of the photographers lens and her own Special Heart each time you visit. But before you dash off to discover for yourself exactly what I’m talking about; Amy agreed to share a bit about herself and her blog through The Lime Light, which is found below, along with a minuscule collection of her amazing photography, just to tempt you!

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About Your Blog:

Tell us about your Blog.

My Blog “Petals Unfolding” is where Inspiration, Creation, and Heart all meet. It is a place I have created to assist others as they walk their own Life Journeys. I’ve been told that my Blog makes one feel as if they are being hugged. My Blog is where I reveal my Heart’s Passions in both photography and word.

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What Inspires and stirs your creativity ?

All things in Life inspire me, but especially Mother Nature, the Greatest Artist of all.

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What Message, if any, do you hope to Share through your blog/posts?

My Message simply is Love, based on Beauty, Truth, Wisdom, Humor, and Peace.

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What are your Dreams for the Future in regards to your Blog and your work?

I have many Dreams regarding my work.  I am following the Call of my Heart and as I do, my Dreams manifest one by one. My Blog is one of my Dreams, and truth be told, I did not foresee the amount of people who now come to “Petals Unfolding”. If you had told me a few years back I would be the Creator of such a Blog, I would have laughed.  I would  like to publish books which contain the work found on my Blog and from there, branch out to include travel in my life in order to document with my camera and word, places in this world my Heart long to see. In a nutshell, I just have this vision that my work will make a difference in this world, by bringing to the viewer the Beauty and Power of Mother which I have the utmost privilege to capture by means many people do not have. I really want this world to again understand that we all were meant to be connected to Mother in order to embrace our Vital Truth about ourselves.

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About YOU:

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Describe yourself in Five Words.

Now this one I struggled with because I tend to encompass diversity. Complex yet simple. The (long) list I came up with got out of hand until I began to double up some of the words to make “one” description. Well, in order to keep things simple, I came up with 5 words that I believe describe me in a nutshell and they are:  I AM a Creative Visionary.

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If you could meet one person from the past, who might it be and why?

Hmmmmm ….. Again I really thought about this question. Upon reflection, I would have to say I would have loved to meet Princess Diana, for she for reasons I am not able to explain, I had a powerful connection with, even though I never did meet her. I would have loved to sit down with her and really talk to her, for in ways I could see, her Heart and mine were of the Same Beat.

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When you are not writing/taking pictures, what is your favorite pastime?

I have several favorite pastimes. One is just vegging on the couch and watching girl flicks on those days when I am really tired. Another is having my nose buried in a good book, so good that I loose all contact with reality. A third is playing and just hanging out with my cats. Another is gardening. Another is I love to make beautiful all natural soap bars and body butters. Oh, gee, I just thought of another one. I really enjoy crocheting and knitting during the cold winter months. I really enjoy blogging on those days that I have time to do it because I just plain love talking (in this case through my fingers). Every day I try to walk in parks just to be with Mother and that means without my camera.  I am really now enjoying a class I take called “Body Flow” which is a combination of Yoga/Tai Chi/Pilates. I told you I am diverse. I could think of several more, but I think you get the idea. Oh, one more. I really enjoy spending quality time with a friend of mine. (smile)

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Describe Your Perfect Day.

My Perfect Day is when I AM ONE with Flow of Life.

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What makes Life Worth Living?

I have learned through several Life Experiences how Precious Life is. And so every day I wake up with Purpose in Mind, to create, to do all I have within my Life walking with Joy and Love within my Heart. I take care of special needs cats. Just take my word for it, this keeps me extremely busy as I consistently help all of them live a quality life. Simply put, what makes Life worth living is LOVE. I have come to understand that ALL Life deserves to be Respected and Loved. When one is connected to All There Is, Life becomes magical even on those days when that one is digging through a mountain of laundry that seemed to have grown all by itself, that needs to be washed. Life is worth living when you learn that with Right Attitude (one based on Love, Joy, Peace) and walking in Kindness and Gentleness, Life becomes the Precious Gift it is meant to be.

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Friday Fantasy – The Gargoyle

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Gargoyle

Beneath the Silent Moonlight

Where Whispers Fall Unheard,

He waits in Mythic Silence

While Shadows Linger, Undeterred;

Watching in the Twilight

Where she walks in Sorrow Shade,

Haunted by the Memory

of Beguiling Mistakes she’s made;

Mute Testament to Tragedy,

Witness of Lament and Toil,

Unnoticed Secret Watcher,

Friendless, Faithful Gargoyle.

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Beautiful Original Artwork by: Melanie Mélanie Delon

Friday Fantasy – The Dragon

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Dragon

She stands in Silence
‘Neath Eaves of Fragrant Balm,
Her Thoughts a tangle
Of chaotic Calm,
Stillness around her
In frenzy Waits
As others Conspire and
Devise her Fate.
Lost in the Shadows
Of Brazen Extravagance,
Beyond the Illusion of
Morality or Sense,
The Dragon Hovers
Awaiting her Chance,
Dreaming of Freedom,
And Tender Romance.

~Morgan~
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Beautiful Original Artwork by: Nene Thomas

Speechless

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10K

I had to take a moment out of my day to offer what seems to me to be an entirely insignificant, yet wholly Heartfelt THANK YOU!!!! Today I reached a milestone I truly never imagined when I began this blog a smidgen over 2 years ago. I want to express how astonished I still am, how BLESSED I feel and how Immensely, Enormously, Vastly I Appreciate each and every one of you, but how precisely does one express a sensation that is as close to inexpressible and unfathomable as I have ever experienced? Because Today, in spite of my abundantly verbose inclinations (or perhaps because of them) I not only surpassed 100,000 views, but tipped the scales to 10K1 followers.

As I sit staring at the stats in mind-numbing silence, be Absolutely CERTAIN, YOU are the ones who have made this possible and I am entirely aware of it.

Thank You!!!

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bless You :)

Now…grab your pointy hat and noise-maker, party

~Morgan~

Mute

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Muted

This Joy Stands Testament to what my Heart Feels,

To the Simple Truth that makes my Senses Reel,

Tumbling Over in the Stirring Calm,

Living Quietly as Treasured Balm,

Soft in the Silence its Voice is Heard

Speaking the Priceless, Unspoken Word;

The Word I can neither Deny nor Refute,

That Whispers from the Stillness of my Heart,

Though Mute.

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Beautiful Photograph found on blog.brayola.com

Wordless Wednesday – Last Days of Summer

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Indian Summer

Late summer 1

Late summer 2

late summer 3

Late summer 4

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Beautiful Photographs found on Pinterest. Credit acknowledged to the original Photographers. Thank You!

Mirage

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Mirage

Shifting just Beyond Perception,

Dancing on the Viridian Light,

Collage of Thought and Fanciful Notion,

Mirage of Imagination’s Sight,

Whispers of Intangible Time,

Questing for Unspoken Rhyme.

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Beautiful Photograph by: Ugo Dei

Eternal Blue

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Blue

Breath
As Deep and Sighing
As the Ocean Blue
Singing
In Liquescent Eternity
Like a Vast and Endless
Breath

Breathe
Wax and Wane
As the Tranquil Sea
Bringing
Life’s Renewal amidst
The rolling Breakers as they
Breathe

Sigh
Blue and Tranquil White
Rocking upon Eternal
Blue
Singing Sweetly Forevermore
As We Breathe a Deep and Lasting
Sigh

~Morgan~
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Beautiful Photograph found on Pinterest via Ben Murphy

Ecstasy Unfolds – A Collaboration

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Ecstacy unfolds

I hear Your voice,
Sweet, Alluring, Delicious;
And My body quivers,
a Willow in November wind;
I have no choice.

I hear You breathe,
Hushed and Rhythmic, Unconscious Seduction;
And My lips tremble,
betraying the Sweet Obsession
that lies underneath.

I feel Your Guile
Measured, Purposeful, Deliberate Plea;
And My eyes close,
Pulse Races and Reticence Scatters;
I see You Smile
As Ecstasy Unfolds.

This poem is the continuation of a collaboration Kim of Peace, Love and Patchouli blog found at https://zipsrid.wordpress.com and I are working on. The idea may sound convoluted, but its a test of Inspiration and prompts. I Sent her the artwork and title for the poem Deliberate, found below, and she had to come up with the verse. Then, she sent me the beautiful image above and the title for the next poem which I had to write (Clandestine). Round and round we go (until we get bored or find a perfect stopping point, whichever comes first!) If you haven’t read her Beautiful poetry before, I strongly recommend visiting her blog, filled with the most lyrical phrases, delicate verses, profound notions wrapped in ethereal prose and lovely photography and artwork. This is what drew me in when I first met Zippy, as I call her (derived from the Infinite Zip screen name she uses) and what keeps me coming back for more and more and more. I hope you enjoy our extended collaboration. More to follow, week to week, as we continue to test and inspire each other. Fine our previous poems below…

Beguiled

Eyes that smolder, drawing you in
the teasing smile like a sensual sin
she gazes through, lights your soul on fire
as your thoughts burn like a funeral pyre,
her skin so smooth, so silky light
and you want it so much, this lovely delight.
Her words capture you, a sweet southern drawl
on hands and knees you’d surely crawl
to touch this maidens soft pale skin
your fingers run down as you begin
to trace her back like a delicate dance
lost in the moment of this romance.
Beguiling words to quench your thirst
for lust and life she will come first
to weave her magic on a poor souls heart
you never want to be swept apart
this wild hearted woman with a wanton need
will claim your soul, on this she’ll feed
and take you to the dream you crave
for her you’d be her beckoned slave.
She is the master of such desire
a sultry mistress you’ll never tire
as she leads you to her chamber door,
Oh God, you think…I must have more.

~Kim of Peace, Love and Patchouli~

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Clandestine

Awake amidst the Morning’s shimmer,
Glimmer Smiling upon your Skin,
Begin the day with Love Beguiling,
Smiling to know the quandary we’re in!
Beyond the Whispers, Silent as Prose,
Rose Red Morning lifts her Gaze,
Haze of Passion Softly Singing,
Bringing Mischief to these weary Days!
Oh My Love, Before you Leave me,
Be my All one Moment More,
Implore from me my Heart’s Desire,
Fire Kissing a Boundless Shore!
Clandestine Love, Immortal Treasure,
Amidst stolen Moments of Exquisite Pleasure!

~Morgan~

Deliberate Plea

You come to me
Deliberate and gentle
In my weakest moment
You gather me close
Skin touching skin
Please, let us begin.
Passion fills the air around
Touch me now,
Don’t let me down
I am filled
My cup overflowing
You are all I desire,
With you my soul is on fire
As we are love inspiring
Take me now,
One more time.

~Kim of Peace, Love and Patchouli~

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Beautiful Original Artwork by: talantbek chekirov, Frank Bernard & Mark Spain

In The Lime Light – Trini Lind/ Love Notes from My Heart

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Please do allow me to Introduce you to One Of the Loveliest Souls I have had the great pleasure of meeting through the Magic of blogging: Trini Lind of the Beautiful Poetry and Photography blog Love Notes From My Heart https://pathsofthespirit.wordpress.com

Trini says it best, so, in her own words (borrowed from her About page)
Dearest lovely people,
I am delighted to have you visiting me here!
I am a joyful soul who believes in healing the world through Love, a Love that starts first with ourselves, then expands to eventually include every living being on planet earth and beyond. I believe that a way to Love yourself is to always seek joy, comfort, and stillness.
I live my dreams every day and I try to create a little magic in the world by leaving a trail of Light wherever I happen to walk.

Now if that isn’t enough to make you dash right over to her blog for a leisurely meander, I’m not entirely sure what will! Still, if you need a bit more convincing, consider this: Do you enjoy beautiful photography, fairy tales, short stories, breathtaking poetry, all graced by a gentle spirituality that sings upon the wing; music you’ve probably never heard before and insights into the wonders of life? Yes, I do as well, which is why I am drawn again and again to Trini’s blog. But don’t take my word for it, read on and discover for yourself more about her :)

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About Your Blog:

Tell us about your Blog.
I started my blog a little over a year ago, because I wanted to inspire people with my writing. I have been writing since I was 6 and for me writing is a way of reaching out to people, sharing the love, joy and peace in my heart. My blog is mainly a poetry blog, but I sometimes also publish photos and articles. Most of it has a spiritual theme, but you will also find love poems, fun photos and some articles about culture and social work.

What Inspires the Magic within you?
I am inspired by so many things! Nature, people, art, spirituality and music. I think if I had to choose one if those things It would have to be nature. I just love nature. I find God in nature, in small things like a beautiful butterfly, a little flower in the wayside, white sails on the horizon, a starry sky, a bird sailing the wind.

What Message, if any, do you hope to Share through your blog/posts?
I think my ongoing message which seeps through everything I do is Love. When I was little I said that I wanted to love all those who did not have anyone to love them. As an adult I know that that is not possible so I have rephrased my dream, saying now that I want to help people to love themselves, to find love within. I think that is my message.

Do you have any upcoming events or projects, books, promotions, giveaways?
No, not really. I keep writing every day. Creating, looking for beauty and evidence of God’s Love to share. But you never know what will happen. I follow my heart, and the heart can be impulsive.

About YOU:

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Describe yourself in Five Words
Oh, that is difficult. Let’s see…spiritual, artistic, creative, highly sensitive, joyful. Yes, that sounds like me.

Tell us about something from your childhood that sparked the magic of creativity inside you.
I was always a creative child. I think teaching myself to read and write when I was 4 must have been the most magical thing in my childhood. From then onwards I just wrote and wrote all the time.

When you are not writing/taking pictures, what is your favourite pastime?
Reading, listening to music, being in nature or around animals like horses, or anything creative like drawing, painting or just making things.

If you could invite Five People (from the past or present) to a dinner party, who would you invite and why?
This one is not easy…..let me think…..it had to be someone I admire……like Meryl Streep, yes I looooove her! She is so amazing! Funny, kind, warm, wise, artistic and deep. And I love her speeches! Then my next choice would be…..J.K Rowling, I think. I love her in interviews and her life story is so amazing, and I of course love the Harry Potter books! Seems like I am keeping to famous people here! Well anyway…..it is just the truth! The third one would be Emma Watson because I love her speech about gender equality in the United Nations meeting. That was amazing! I want to discuss that speech with her. The fourth would be the Princess of my native Norway. She is very spiritual, has written books about guardian angels and organizes classes for spiritual growth. The fifth would be a musician, Loreena McKennitt I think. I love her music so much, and she has such a poetic and artistic soul. I would just love to listen to her talking about folklore and old myths and legends. So there you have it! It looks to be a real hen party with five strong and independent women, an author, two actresses, a celtic musician and a princess, perfect! I bet we’ll have an amazing time with lots of wine and wonderful food!

What makes Life Worth Living?
Oh, so many things! Love of course! That is most important! The giving of love and the receiving of it! If I ever feel sad, like the world is too harsh and cruel, I think of how much love I can give, and what a difference that can make, that always picks me right back up. I feel my number one responsibility is to my soul, letting it grow and shine and reach its full potential.

Thank You Ever so Much Trini for Sharing yourself with us. (By the way, I agree, Loreena McKennitt is Amazing!) And so are you :)

~Morgan~

Friday Fantasy – Lark

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Lark

Magical Grace upon the Wing,

Whisper Light,

Whisper Beauty,

Like Sweet Larks that Sing.

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Like a river, her teal hair flows,
Too beautiful to put in prose.
A finer creature, I have not seen,
This one must be a queen.

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*****This Friday Fantasy is INTERACTIVE. Since I do love collaborating, I’ve written the first verse and Invite YOU to share additional verses Inspired by this Beautiful Artwork. Post your verse in the comments section and I will add them to the original verse throughout the day. Be sure to include your name and (if you like ) a link to your blog.

Enjoy the Magic!

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Beautiful Original Art By: Luke Mancini

The Whispers

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Whispers 1

Listen to the Softest sound,

The Hum of History Speaking loud,

In the dusky, earthen shroud,

Or in the Vision of Liberating Green.

Whispers 2

Past the intricate technology,

Beyond the Fine, Posh Luxury,

Into the Picturesque Vistas I See,

Glimmering in an Archaic Sheen.

Whispers 3

Speaking in Tones Gently Untold,

While the future hurries to unfold,

I Stand on the hillside, Silent and Bold,

Listening to the Whispering Scene.

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First Picture: Lingering fog in High Wheeldon, Derbyshire, England
Second Picture: The ruins of Gisborough Priory, An Augustinian priory founded in 1119, North Yorkshire, England
Third Picture: Curbar sunset, Derbyshire, England
All these Beautiful Photographs were found on Pinterest

Sweetest Addiction

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Sweetest Addiction

You Are for Me,

I am For You,

This Promise,

Matched,

Is Ever True;

Waiting cannot Shake

The Strength of my Conviction,

You are Love,

You are Desire,

You are My Heart’s

Addiction.

Patience Bending

Through this Portal of Time,

Beyond Reason,

Beyond Measure,

Singing Sweetly Our Rhyme!

~Morgan~
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Beautiful Original Artwork By: Lauri Blank

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