…everything that shows up in your mandala is a vehicle for your awakening.

Pema Chodron


a broken stem

mysterious demise

of lily buds

mourning in a summer wind

puzzled human stopping by



©️2018 Ontheland

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018 Finding the Way, July 15 to August 14

9 thoughts on “lilies

  1. as noted, it’s a great quote – and the images? equally intriguing … I’m glad you posted the second one, the close-up of the broken lily stem … perhaps a bird alighted and it snapped? the mind is left to wonder … or a white -tailed deer, although they would have eaten, unless disturbed …
    but what I mean to note is this: in the first image, the placement of the vase, the angle of the broken lilies – it looks like a Pierrot figurine (at least to my eyes) which made me absolutely do an additional double-take!

    interesting reflection and curious wonder in this “summer’s retreat” reflection 🙂

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    1. Thank you Pat…you certainly absorbed the scenario. At first I assumed it was a chomp…but why bite off and not eat? I like your bird idea. A day later I found a sunflower stem which was snapped off in the wind and then I thought maybe that’s what happened to the lily… the small mysteries that intrigue 😉

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