We have buried so much of the delicate magic of life – D.H. Lawrence
On my walks in the forest, I love everything fresh, fragile and delicate that spring brings to nature – the feeling of looking at the world for the first time. Rebirth. Renewal. The importance of a living planet Earth for our children and grandchildren to be a part of, echoes with every step.
This week, the challenge must be Delicate. To me, Spring itself reveals something of the very essence of the word – Delicate. I hope you will enjoy walking with me, meeting some spring flowers from my ramblings!
Naturally, Delicate is used in several meanings, not only concerning flowers…:
Pleasantly soft or light – like the scent of a rose…; having a thin, attractive shape – delicate hands for example…; fragile or easily damaged – like fine china…; pleasant but not easily noticed – like a delicate floral pattern on the walls…
And being ”a delicate matter” is of course another, more difficult, possibility…
So, what is Delicate to you? We are looking forward to seeing your interpretations – Let us bring back some of ”the delicate magic of life”!
When you see how fragile and delicate life can be, all else fades into the background
– Jenna Morasca
Some live in the shade on the forest floor, and some thrive in the bright sunshine…
Sometimes delicacy stands out most beautifully when placed in rough company – oh, the joy of forest apple blossoms!
As humans we are indeed, in many ways, just like flowers. So, I would like to end with a reflection from Henry David Thoreau – together with a hope that we will be more delicate in how we treat Mother Earth as well:
The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling. Yet we do not treat ourselves nor one another thus tenderly.
Thank you again, Patti, for a marvelous Street Art Challenge!
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I don’t know how this happened, but tonight I found eight (!) posts from you in my spam! The oldest from April 2019. I visit my spam folder on a regular basis, and have most certainly visited it this year as well! I will go back and comment – sorry.
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Great set of pictures, Ann-Christine. Here is my post and I also hope these show some of ”the delicate magic of life”! https://mycolorfulexpressions.com/delicate-lens-artists-photo-challenge/
And – they do. Very much. ♥
So many options for this one. Hope you didn’t get too many butterflies!
Haha, butterflies are always welcome! Glad you found your options!
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Hi and good morning!
I would like to share a story about a strange bird living in a quite delicate situation here with us in Germany. Only few people will have heard of it in reality but I became aware of it in course of an ornithological excursion in spring 2017. These great bustards are just living 60 km from my home at Berlin, so I have visited the place once again with friends lateron. Here is the link to my post:
I must say I had never heard of this bird – super interesting!
Great you liked it, nature is fascinating. I only have seen these thru a binocular but the fotos here are much better.
Wonderful images of spring, Ann-Christin! The dandelion is my absolute favourite. Delicate yet so beautiful. I also choose some spring flowers for this week challenge. Enjoy 😉
Thank you for joining in!
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Hello again Ann-Christine, here are some delicate wildflowers for your lovely challenge:https://tranature.com/2019/05/22/wordless-wednesday-cuckoo-flower/
Thank you so much, Xenia!
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Great detail among the flowers here.
Enough to give a good look, but not so much to dominate the image.
Here’s mine for the week:
Thank you, SH. Glad you enjoyed them – thank you for joining in this week!
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These delicacies are surely gorgeous 🙂
So glad you enjoyed them, Hammad!
I’ve chosen this image because of the delicate structure that is man-made against the more permanent natural background, I liked that tension when I saw it. Thanks for hosting and for this week’s theme. I like your photos a lot, as always.
Thank you, Amy, for lovely words and a delicate vista! I love the colour range and roughness juxtaposed with delicacy.
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hi a.c., a wonderful idea in the implementation of your photos i like all the very, here is my contribution for this week challenge, https://wp.me/p2AvI7-363.
Thank you, Robert, and thank you for joining in again!
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Thank you, Robert!
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You make your nature look as pretty as it really is. ❤ Not much about me is delicate but I had a pro camera to test and hopefully today's post is more delicate than usually.
So happy you liked the nature shots, Manja – so curious about your entry!
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A perfect theme for Springtime, Leya. It is the most delicate of seasons in my mind. And you have shared some gorgeous images.
I’ve gone with nature and colour in a different way: https://travelwithintent.com/2019/05/21/living-colours/
Thank you so much, Debbie – and I agree about the season!
Here’s my contribution. I see we both went with a Dandelion seed head as one of our picks.
Thank you, David! And a totally different take on the Dandelion too.
That’s what I thought when noticed one of the subjects was the same.
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Oh divinely delicate Leya … 👏
Why thank you! So glad you liked them!
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Anne-Christine, I love all of your plants and flowers. I got my flowers ready for the post then decided to do something else for the ”delicate matter.” Here’s my post.
Oh, this is such a wonderful post, Miriam! I was just diving into it and seeing your tenderness for the birds made my heart warm.
Thank you, Ann-Christine. When my friend told me she did bird watching, I didn’t know what it meant until I started doing it myself. I have so much enjoyment from caring for them.
I can easily understand that!
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It seems pingbacks don’t work: https://islandinthenet.com/delicate-columbine/
I know there are problems with the pingbacks – thank you for leaving a link!
I love the photo of the flowers that look like tassels, Ann-Christine. They are so unusual (to me at least). Here is my link in case my pingback doesn’t show up. Regards. Tracy. https://reflectionsofanuntidymind.blog/2019/05/21/the-end-is-nigh-my-flower/
Thank you – the tassels, well they are mostly to be found here and in the polar area. Thank you for joining in with such an urgent verse and beautiful photos!
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A beautiful theme for Spring Ann-Christine and I love your images of the young greens and wildflowers. We don’t often experience a wind-free day on our beaches and this delicate morning was a lovely exception: https://whippetwisdom.com/2019/05/20/haibun-hazy-morning/
No, seldom no wind – but this looks lovely! Thank you for joining in!
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Your floral photos are lovely Ann-Christine. I shall have to see what I can do for this challenge.
So glad you enjoyed them! Now I’ll be waiting and looking forward to seeing your post!
I love delicate flowers and plants
Here is our entry: https://iballrtw.com/2019/05/19/a-delicate-waterdrop-umbrella/
Thank you – so great to have you here!
Thank you! 😁
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Here’s another one: https://blackbodyblog.wordpress.com/2019/05/19/delicate-blue-with-circles-and-squares/
All perfectly beautiful and delicate!
♥ Thank you so much – glad to share them with you!
All gorgeous images Ann-Christine, but especially the header with the sunlight permeating the beech leaves. Here’s my ‘delicate’: https://tishfarrell.com/2019/05/19/delicate-distinctions-in-the-great-rift/
Thank you, Tish – so glad you enjoyed them. And the header is my favorite too.
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Your wildflowers are beautiful.
Nice topic, so much scope for interpretations.
Strangely, my pingback did not appear, so here is the link https://anotherglobaleater.wordpress.com/2019/05/15/slipstream/
We have had troubles with the pingbacks – so thank you!
Happy that you like it! Looking forward to your take on it!
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I’ve got my act together – here you are: https://suejudd.com/2019/05/19/lens-artists-weekly-photo-challenge-46-delicate/
Love it, simply love these, Sue! Thank you for joining in♥
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Wonderful prompt – timely too.
So glad you like it! I saw your wonderful roses – ♥
Thank you 🙂
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Here comes my …. don’t understand why it doesn’t link up by itself. https://wp.me/p293Pw-hyL
A-C, what a beautiful post … and what a fantastic author you’re. I wish I had your talent. And the images, very dreamy and delicate. *smile
Thank you for making me blush…I love your entry too – it is You ♥
I wish I could express me so well as you do … you paint your words. I like girls that can blush. *smile
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Aw, your photos are perfect representations of delicate. I can’t pick a favorite, I admire all of them. I’m having fun in my part of the world too – spring brings us all joy, no matter where we live. Thank you for the opportunity to play along with the prompt. It seems it was a big hit! https://www.quaintrevival.com/how-to-ensure-your-blogging-efforts-are-playful/
Hi there! Found your post in the bin right now ! I will come back to you!
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So love your delicate flowers Ann-Christine. Inspired me
As you always inspire me! A beautiful entry, Brian!
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Perfect set of shots for the theme Delicate, Leya. I like it when you say delicate stands out when it rough company. So true with your shots and your analogy with humans and life. In life there are so many challenges. In these times when we hold on to each other and look out for one another, it’s when we see a better tomorrow 🙂
Thank you for your comment, Mabel, always welcome! And yes, it is time to come together even more, to meet all the troubles coming in this world. We have got much to take care of.
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Hi, Ann-Christine. Your theme really had me thinking about what ”delicate” means to me! Thanks for the inspiration. Here’s my post: https://pilotfishblog.com/2019/05/19/lens-artists-photo-challenge-46-delicate/
Thank you, Patti! My hope is to be inspirational of course – but good to know I succeeded!
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This theme has inspired some utterly beautiful shots Ann-Christine. The first is particularly stunning.
Thank you, Su – now you made me feel good about the theme! I hope it to be inspirational to all visitors ♥
Beautiful captures, Anne Christine. The dandelion is my favorite one.. Still need to check the hard disc to join the challenge this week..
Dandelions are extremely delicate…and this one has got a petite insect on top! Glad you liked it. Looking forward to seeing your choices!
Beautiful and inspirational. Thank you.
Thank you, Dawn! Glad it was inspirational too – looking forward to your entry!
I like each of your nature photos – so refreshing. The tall and stately photo is my fav because you can almost feel the velvet softness.
Also, like the reminder that delicate has several meanings or takes.
Here is my entry – connecting the theme to a truth poem and some bike photos:
Glad you liked the flowers, and I agree about the softness of the cotton grass!
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Hi, Ann-Christine. I love your ”delicate” look at spring. The fragile beauty of these flowers is magnificent. You captured it beautifully. I totally agree that we need to treat each other and nature with care and respect. 🙂 🙂
I am happy to share the spring beauties with you – and wish you a lovely week wherever you are!
Thank you, Ann-Christine. We are sharing this week with our son, so we’re delighted–no matter what the weather!
True – no matter what – enjoy each others company! Soon my daughter will come down to stay the whole summer. ♥
Beautiful post Ann-Christine. Your blooms are wonderfully delicate!
Glad you enjoyed them, Tina! There are so many beauties springing to life these May days, and the scent of lily of the valley is ever present.
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Tiny flowers are the hardest to capture, Ann-Christine, and these are lovely. I’m a bit ‘bull in a china shop’ so I probably won’t take part. 🙂 🙂
Haha – well, now you taught me another good saying, Jo! Thanks! Glad you liked the loveliness – but I do think there would be many delicate things in Portugal!
If I only had time, I’d be glad to join you, hon. 🙂 🙂
Beautiful captures Ann -Christine.
Thank you, Rupali! You can never get too much of things delicate, can you?
Here’s my link, A-C. (You are the hostess this week, correct?)
Beautiful images and words. The D H Lawerence quote is particularly lovely.
I am happy to share these and that quote…is lovely. Thank you!
I am, Janet, and your entry is such a feast to the eye!
Thanks! I really enjoyed this challenge. 🙂
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Delicate and so beautifully presented, AC! Love it.
Thank you, Amy! So glad to share them with you!
Lovely choices and quotes. Spring is a time when it seems easy to find ”delicate.”
Happy to have spring here now – and yes, everything seems so delicate in this time of rebirth and joy. Hope the rains are over and your farmers are out working!
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Great delicate set! Let me find some in my collection and post tomorrow.
You are so welcome, Raj, great to have you back!
Thanks Chirstine 🙂
Ok, here it is … https://www.expresseddigitally.com/your-world-delicate/
Fast answer! Thank you so much and have a great week!
Thank you and you have a wonderful week too!
Here is my entry: https://chava61.wordpress.com/2019/05/18/lens-artist-weekly-photo-challenge-46-delicate/
Happy to have you joining in!
Ooh, there’s a challenge – I don’t often do delicate…!!
I am sure you will come up with something special, Sue!
We-ell, I’ll try!