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One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Open Link Monday with Magaly

Welcome to the Imaginary Garden…

Greetings word lovers. This is my first fly over the garden, and I can’t stop grinning at the view. I almost messaged Kerry to let her know that I was too ill to post on my first week—conjunctivitis and a horrid summer cold. I even wrote a haiku inspired by my troubles. Yes, I was that delirious. But I changed my mind at the last minute, strolled through old photos I took at some of my favorite woody parts, and made myself feel better. Here is a glimpse of what soothed me:

My Piano Man and I ran into this beauty while we were hiking in Breakheart Reservation, Boston.


I was stuffing my face with blackberries in Friday Harbor, Washington, when I noticed this wee fellow staring at me.


Can you see this one? I almost crushed it. I was climb-crawling a rock face, in Yosemite National Park, and my hand almost landed on it. As you can see, it was nice enough to pose for a picture.


I hope you enjoyed the natural eye delight. Now let’s do what we do best: share a poem, visit other word lovers, and let your heart dance and sparkle (or weep, if necessary) with the miracle that is reading poetry that emanates from the soul.

19 comments:

Vandana Sharma said...

Such magical pictures, happy monday to all!

Cara H said...

Such amazing creatures! Your photographic ability is wonderful.

Jim said...

Welcome, Magaly. I guess it is passing of the guard time. I like your picture collection and am looking for next week?

I'm posting Friday's but may put something else on later in the day (bedtime now). Okay?
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grapeling said...

cool photos, Magaly. I love the lizards in my organic garden, growing fat from the bugs and worms. I just wish they'd eat more bugs and grow fatter :). good week to all ~

jo-hanna said...

Starting the week handicapped, which increases my typo rate even more.But it lets me off many a household task :-)
Happy Monday morning.

Marcoantonio Arellano said...

todos, feliz lunes

Arushi Ahuja said...

magalay!! i hope you get well soon.. that conjunctivitis sounds awful.
Well these pictures are really refreshing... i hope you have a great week!!

Roan said...

The 'wee fellow' was probablly ticked you were eating his berries. Enjoyed reading your post.

Kerry O'Connor said...

The little frog is exquisite - you must have sharp eyes to spot all the beauties of nature. Thank you for hosting OLM today, Magaly.

bridge2vision said...

Inspiring photographs! Looking forward to reading gems gathered around this morning.

Kerry O'Connor said...

@bridge2vision, Your link leads no where and has been removed. Please try again.

Magaly Guerrero said...

Thank you, everyone. I'm glad you enjoyed the pics, and again thanks for the welcome and the healing wishes. ;-)

Timoteo said...

Hopping to it on a Monday!

Magaly Guerrero said...

@bridge2vision, you second try resulted on another broken link. Maybe a third try?

Magaly Guerrero said...

And that's "your" not "you." *sigh*

Margaret said...

I posted my Flash 55 as I posted late last night and I am finally carving out some time now to read the Open Night and last night's poems. Perfect with my glass of wine :)

Susie Clevenger said...

Lovely shots! Nature is amazing!

Lolamouse said...

I love finding little "nature surprises!" Lovely photos!
Sorry for the late link, but work is killing me again!

Carole M. said...

I enjoyed your lens on nature...