Sunday Moments.

Filled with happiness, warmth, joy, and peace.

Isn’t that delightful?   Sounds like it to me.

bird of paradise photograph, debi riley art,
Sunday Moments, Bird of Paradise


Sunday Moments with a Flower

These gorgeous bird of paradise flowers, with their petals of sunrise  – beckoned me. To come out to play. Out to the patio garden.


Luring me.

With promises of zen.   I declined.

Its too cold out there. Winter, you know.  Brrrrr.

And, hey!  I haven’t even had my coffee yet!   Come on now.

Still.  They waved to me.

Bright. Eager.   Demanding I just get up and take their portraits.



Uhhh. Fine. I sigh.

Slugging down part of my cup of coffee in one go, without savoring.  That just defeats the purpose! Coffee, is meant to be savored.  Not inhaled.

Still in my jammies, I high tail it out to the sprightly flowers.  Looking so smug, now they’ve gotten their own way, I suppose.

But I’m sure I’m just putting words into their mouths.  Or maybe hearing things.  Well, lets not go there. This morning. Without coffee.




Zooming in.

I find a plethora of pretty finds.

So “Precioussss”…..  thank you, my  dear Friend for that word again!!


wabi sabi, macro strelitzia, bird of paradise photograph, debi riley art
Wabi Sabi Petals, on a Sunday Morning,


Wabi Sabi  –  Zen


Ugly speckled, besmirched petals……  Imperfect. Flawed.


Yet,  with the morning light filtering in behind and a lovely soft blurring on the side.

Snap!   I like it!   There is something very Wabi Sabi about this image. Wabi Sabi and I are fast friends.

The beauty of the ordinary, daily, flawed things around me  – never fails to inspire and encourage me.

That ‘ugly’  splattered, textured, petal…… is just lovely in its own right.




Closer Inspection of Paradise

I look again.

I stick my nose closer.


The bit of blue paradise, shimmers.  The sharp anchor like shape in glorious blue and purples stares me right in the eye.



bird of paradise flower, macro photograph,
Blue Paradise, Macro Photograph


Hello!  Apparently, it too needs  a  Selfie.

I’ll be a sport and assist.

Sure why not?!  Its still freezing out here in my jammies, and my caffeine withdrawal headache has kicked in like a jackhammer.  It can wait….. I guess.





Fingers as blue as the pretty stamen,  my Mission is now accomplished.   And with a pat on the back, now I’m inside and warm.


I did manage to take some other intriguing shots of my garden flower, Bird of Paradise that I’ll share later…. but right now,  I really thinks its time to savor my coffee.


In Peace, on a Sunday morning.  






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