The Joy of Noticing

All too often we get busy with life. We move too quickly through the crowd, we don’t stop to smell the roses. Oftentimes, we don’t realize that we are in the midst of beauty because we don’t expect to see it. Take for instance this image… I’ve grown up in Juneau, experienced around two decades of wintertimes, and never noticed this growth before. It’s a fascinating frozen bud with white wisps of fuzz. I’m not even sure what plant it’s from, but I’m glad I stopped to notice.

[Update: I found out that this is a Willow Rose. For more information, see this posting on the University of Alaska Fairbanks website.]

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  1. Theresa Christ

    I am starting a new online business, “Willow Rose Creations” and have been looking online for an image for my logo. I came across yours and it is exactly what I am looking for. Are you amenable to negotiations for its usage? I don’t have much start-up money but perhaps we can work something out. I am going to sell up-cycled items and also high-end machine embroidered and manipulated fabric items. Please think this over and get back to me soon. Theresa Christ

    July 30, 2011 at 9:05 pm

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