Monday, August 11, 2008

Hidden In The Bushes



I was out in the shady part of the garden early this morning, watering some plants, and getting tangled up in cobwebs. The spiders must hate to see me coming. If I spot a web I try not to disturb it, but these spinners use such gossamer threads I sometimes blunder through their intricate creations before I realise they're there.




This fellow is new this year, at least to me. Don't know what he's called, but I envy his spinning skills!





Looks like my buddy, the orb weaver has snagged himself some breakfast. He's so patient. Every time I wreck one of his beautiful webs, he just sighs and sets to work again, repairing the damage....

As I ducked under trees and around shrubs, which grow a little wild in there, I came upon an hibiscus blossom, lying limp on the ground. It made me sad because just the other day, when I was in that same spot, I didn't notice any blossoms on the hibiscus. And here was this unsung beauty, her gauzy, peach coloured skirts already sinking into the oblivion of dead leaves and mulch, before anyone even realised she was there.

It made me wonder how many people who are brilliant, beautiful, and full of promise, blossom, bloom and live out their lives in total obscurity, their beauty and brilliance and promise never amounting to anything as they get caught and tangled up in the cobwebs of life..........

9 comments:

thailandchani said...

I don't believe anyone is "obscure". We all affect one another, even when it may be anonymously. :)

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rhubarbwhine said...

I love that first shot. Stunning colours.

Zanna, travelling tart, back in Oz said...

Just love your photos - you're very talented between your photography and your quilting - does this mean you're good at minding your p's and q's!!!!!

fifi said...

Yes I love the first shot too...what IS that flower? looks like a passionflower.

Ali Honey said...

I have never seen that spider in the top photo either.

I believe some folk never reach their full potential or anywhere near it. Not always their own fault; but I think it is never too late to strive and achieve in whatever we are doing at the moment.
Lovely photos Molly.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Profound post today Molly. If you're in the school business, as I was, you see children like that all the time. Maybe you even were one. I try to remember that there are places in life for everyone and that beauty and brilliance has a place anywhere. It brightens many an otherwise dull corner. Blessings, marlene

Molly said...

Whoa! I wasn't inferring that I am an undiscovered, brilliant beauty....I was thinking of someone I know and love whom I seem powerless to help.

Chani--I agree. One of the nuns who had a great influence on me growing up used to tell us that we should conduct ourselves in such a way that people should feel better for knowing us. Something to strive for......

Rhubarb and Fifi----It's a passion flower. The vine has the vigour of a weed,but we tolerate it for the incredibly beautiful flowers!

Ha, Ha! You are quite the wag, Zanna!

Molly said...

Ali---It's just frustrating to stand helplessly on the fringes...

Stitchin'----Maybe I even have some....

meggie said...

Very deep & introspective, & a train of thought I often have, when I meet wonderful people who seem to be 'hiding their light under a bushel'.

The wonderful Passion flower is very beautiful, though delicate & fleeting.