April 21, 2005
Volume 1 - Number 88

pink and green leaves

TODAY'S PHOTO -
unidentified plant or tree in the gardens of the American Orchid Society in Delray Beach.

With an intent to energize myself with the beauty that is there and to get some new photos, we visited the American Orchid Society's greenhouse and gardens yesterday. In reviewing the photos this AM, I started for one of the orchid pictures and was stopped by the photo above.

Given I had a some kind of physical sensation when it came up on my screen, I'm following my intuition and including it here.

At first I had a complete sense of peace. In looking at it again, I'm finding it somewhat "jarring." Given that green and red (in this case, pink) are opposites on the color wheel, I'm not surprised.

I am intrigued as to why I keep going back to look at what would seem to be a simple photo, "some leaves, albeit different from the usual colors." It's now in your court. I'd love to "hear" how you respond to this photo.

In the meantime, I am going to ask subscriber Lea Cioci for her "analysis". Lea is another of the YOU*Uers (below) who is doing a free focus group. Hers is entitled "Color Your Life: Understanding Color to Enhance Your Life" - eBook Sample.

READER COMMENTS ON THE LAST ISSUE - Issue 87
Apologies to anyone who might have opened PICTURE TO PONDER yesterday and not been able to access the images. Unbeknownst to me, eteletours.com was down for a time. The photo is now visible when you click on the link above.

Mary Gray wrote:
"The initial, one could say "easy," reaction is to see a bird with a gracefully curved neck. Continued observation, however, revealed a somewhat wizened man with an odd headdress and a rather flowing beard. His aura is of serenity and wisdom. One arm is stretched out, perhaps making brush strokes in some Oriental form.

In a more macabre interpretation, he could be a ghost. (That ties in with
the dying leaf.) I'm beginning to be quite intrigued by fireflags myself.'
" Mary Gray

Once again, thank you, Mary, for your almost daily responses.

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