The stories of my life on a little island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea ... and my occasional adventures beyond these shores.

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Beauty Behind Bars

Spring is working its magic. The sky is blue and cloudless, the air is warm and the trees are covered in delicate blossoms.
Bingemma, Gnejna & Dwejra (86)
This rusty fence seemed to me to  be holding beauty behind bars – the robustness of one overpowering the delicacy of the other.
Bingemma, Gnejna & Dwejra (89)
It seemed like a silent battle was going on between the ephemeral and the mundane – between loveliness and practicality.
Bingemma, Gnejna & Dwejra (87)
And yet, as I looked closer it seemed as if the earthiness of one only served to enhance the splendour of the other. So I gazed and gazed in rapture …
Bingemma, Gnejna & Dwejra (88)
… knowing full well that all this beauty will soon fade as the blossoms scatter like so much confetti and from the sidelines, the rusty bars will stop serving as props but will force themselves once more into the limelight.
Bingemma, Gnejna & Dwejra (90)-1


  1. the rusty fence makes the flowers beauty magnified.

  2. i like your study in contrasts --- the last foto in particular shows such variety of color and texture.

    lovely thoughts, loree.....

  3. Pure eye candy Loree....beautiful!!! Gorgeous blooms of poetic bliss!!

  4. I enjoy how you take every day sight and give them such an insightful meaning.

    BTW, thank you for the comments. You said that you run from savory recipes but not from desserts. I am the opposite! I look at dessert with much less confidence. I'm a better chopper than I am a measurer! Funny!

  5. Stunning beauty for sure! The contrast as you've pointed out, compliment each other as well.

    Gorgeous photos, Loree!

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  7. Beautiful pictures Loree!
    I think these particular pictures teach that even in times of dreariness there are things in life to appreciate.

  8. Gorgeous ! and very creative ! Beauty behind bars ...

  9. Yes, we had trumpet vines blooming gloriously along a bit of chain-link fence just a month ago, and already the blooms are gone and the fence is left unadorned. I love spring here in Florida, but I wish it didn't give way quite so soon to those hot, humid summers!

  10. You've brought out the contrast here so beautifully Loree in lovely pictures as well as in words! Well done!


    I dedicate this post to you :)

  12. and nice post btw
    nice pictures.

  13. Stunning study of contrasts!

  14. Just beautiful Loree and I love how you have taken us thru your thoughts about them all. Inspiring!!

    Jeanne xx

    PS..thanks for your thoughtful comment today :)

  15. love the contrasts! absolutely beautiful!

  16. Such a lovely post. I am always struck by how beautiful the flowering trees are here in NC, and they are so fragrant right now. Thank you for your lovely, uplifting words ~ xox Alexandra

  17. I love the contrast of the delicate beauty of the flowers and the rusty fence - great shots.

  18. Beautiful blossom! Clever Pictures.

  19. Very beautiful !!! :))



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