First Flowers of Spring
For weeks I stumble through dark clouds of grief, after losing my little point-and-shoot camera to an ignominious death. My constant companion on nature walks no longer functions—the lens will not retract—and I slog through my beloved wilderness with unseeing eyes.
Yet a new day dawns, with a new camera, and I am ready again to romance the little things that others spurn.
I slip through a fence with a sign that warns against trespassing, my heart beating wildly. Will this be the day that my transgressions are discovered?
But I have no time to worry, for at my feet I spy some tiny, reddish-purple flowers. Willing the wind to pause in its pummeling of the delicate blossoms, I fish my camera from my pocket, kneel, and focus the lens for the first photo of the day.
nourished by underground streams—
we drink together.
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Photo: Southern California
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Posted on March 7, 2012, in California, Floral Friday Fotos, haibun, haiku, I Heart Macro, Macro Flowers Saturday, Macro Monday, One Single Impression, REDnesday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Sensational Haiku Wednesday, Southern California, Straight Out of the Camera Sunday. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.