12 Nov 2007

Blue Veined Petunia

Facing this petunia was a tickling moment– a tonifying note from the nearby french lavender mixed with the vision of a pink-mottled, overcast sky.  It’s as if the center is filled with gemstones. This plant was one of a few that survived from cuttings, and it’s one of the final flowers left in a late flush of blooms. (It’s finally starting to chill here.)

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29 Oct 2007

Psychedelic Pink Petunia

If you have trouble meditating or quieting your mind, stare into the center of a flower for awhile. I’m not over-romanticizing nature (yet another benefit of plants, their ability to inspire)– it’s a mind tool. It calms and excites, like a hit of oxygen in a smoke-filled room.

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The mother-center: psychedelic, for sure.

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