Visual Meditation: Tulips

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Black and white versions:

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  1. Faces of tulips painted in
    reds, yellows oranges and green,
    then again in
    lucent whites, greys, blacks and cream.
    Oh joyful tulips
    bring on the summer warm greening dreams,
    Amen.

  2. The colored photos: “Joyful, joyful, we adore Thee…” Nature knows so easily how to BE what it’s created for. But tulips and trees and birds make the journey easier for my growing into who I am created to be. And certainly more joyful – as do great souls like you.

  3. I’m with Nadine on this…seeing the red tulips made me instantly think, “ooh! I want to paint that!” Thank you for sending a smile out to the world.

  4. The red tulips set my painting instincts on fire! The tulips look like the fire tongues of the Holy Spirit ascending on us all!

  5. Ahhhhh! What a beautiful way to begin the day…these photos and the oasis in the desert ones.

  6. with color: joy and celebration
    without color: depth and intensity
    It’s all there, the many layers of experience.
    Viewed by the lens of your choosing.
    All beautiful
    All rich
    All valid
    All accepted.

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