Friday, June 24, 2011

Summertime - Every flower has a spirit.

If I had not gone
     in the garden
          I might have
              missed the jewels
                        within my vision
                                      calling me 
                                                 to come closer

     sensuality awakened
            to a strange seduction
                     from the heady fragrance
            by the velvet petals
                  with slender stems 
                          twisting through time,

  moving in a spiral 
         with flame imbued faces
               glowing in a crimsoned sky. 


 Photos 2,3, & 4  From artist Cecelia Webber  who creates flower and butterfly assemblages from hundreds of nude human form photographs. Cecelia’s photographic compositions can take up to two months to produce due to the complexity of finding the right pieces, for more of her art go to her website here:

photo 5 woman with orchids by Anoush Abrar

My favorite Summertime song by Janis Joplin


  1. Crativity can never cease to visit you jOANNY- never

  2. They are all BEAUTIFUL Joanna, very well done.

    Wish you a lovely weekend,

    Bye, Joop

  3. What a great interlude, both musically and lyrically. Thanks.

  4. gosh joanny...between the pics and the words...this is just gorgeous...

  5. A beautiful post, both to read and look at, Thanks for sharing,


  6. WoW! Creativity at its best!

    Thanks for sharing Joanny.

  7. Flowers do carry that complete spectrum of sensuality. Well captured, Joanny.

  8. Jingle appreciates your support to our poetry potluck.
    Our week 41 Theme is: Saints, Monks, and Meditations,
    Yet, old poems or poems unrelated to our theme are welcome… ;)
    Always, your poetry is sunshine to us!
    Looking forward to seeing U on Sunday, 8pm or later.
    Stay Blessed,
    Love and hugs.

  9. Aaahh..the treasures of nature are sooooo precious.. and enchanting!!
    A lovely poem, Joanny!!!

  10. Hi Belinda:

    Thank you for your oh so sweet comment,,, I know - others have said the same thing lately -- if anyone else is experiencing the same problem with Google blogspot & fixed the comment feed let me know Mozilla fire fox updated now I am having problems..

    Belinda Munoz to Joanny,
    I tried to post a comment on your blog 6 times, and somehow,
    it kept kicking me off. Hmmm...anywya here's what I would've posted:

    Joanny! Exquisite words and images, as always! Your post is a work
    of art and I would love to see these images in an exhibit.

    I'm bummed that I couldn't leave that comment on your site 'cause I
    really mean it!


  11. Bonjour

    and for those who were able to leave a comment, thank you ,, very much appreciated all your kind & thoughtful words, have a wonderful week end.


  12. Joanny...
    Always the quintessential touch of class.
    Thank You for sharing your beautiful mind with us.
    Loved your 55 My Friend
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

  13. Flower power still lives especially with J.J.!

  14. this is beautiful.
    bless your weekend.

  15. Beautiful versing.. and in accompaniment, some wonderful photographs too! :) Loved it!

  16. Janis Joplin, Summertime thanks!!! I listened to it the other day also. I went to an art gallery, where they expose (and sell) some paintings she did. She did not do much, but she made some really nice ones, including (when she was around 15 I believe) a portrait of her sister. Of course, they sell only copies now (signed by some family member). The same thing with some Jimi Hendrix paintings. So… all this brought me back to a nostalgic internet Woodstock tour.

    I saw your comments on my blog and here above. Yes, there have been problems with blogspot again. My greatest shock was of course when my blog completely disappeared for some 24 hours. The uploading of photos was out of order for a couple of hours only I believe. I saw also that the “followers” disappeared for a while; they also came back. All this of course without explanations and no help desk…

    Regarding the comments; on some blogs, I couldn’t comment either. They ask you to identify with a Google-account and when you do, nothing happens… until I tried to NOT ask to “stay signed in”… and then it worked.

  17. Oh my my!!!!!!

    I am completely mesmerized.. Your words and pics together create a magic that I wait to let play on me! The flowers are straight from some wonderland.. I guess!!

    Sunday Hugs beautiful one xoxox

  18. A beautiful poem accompanied by beautiful flowers and inimitable human degarradora voice of Janis Joplin. Lovely way to start the summer. A delicious post.

  19. So beautiful Joanny... sorry I've not been by in a while.

  20. These images have inspired some complicated emotions. It feels like the artist was not in a simple mood, and perhaps not in a happy mood. Your post is pure perfection.

  21. Hi Joanny! I love seeing how Summer looks to you! Had to go back and look closer after reading your text. Amazing! Sounds like you are enjoying every bit of your summer. XOXO Trish

  22. So glad you ventured into that gorgeous garden..full of such lush dreams..thank you, thank you for the beauty!!

    And Janis...divine!!

  23. Hello Joanny,

    What beautiful words and fascinating art. I have not heard Janis Joplin's Summertime song for quite a while. Thanks for sharing it!

    Thank you for stopping by! I took you up on your suggestion and visited Burlap Luxe and you are correct, I do like her style! Thank you!


  24. Joanny: I love your site. I found you on Katherine's blog, and I am now a follower.

  25. superbly written, nothing less from you than superbe!
    Thank you joanny fro your beauty over at my place, commenting on my new creation! the wood winged wedding cake birdhouse!
    Love or mini poem you left behind on your way out!

    Its not far that your words cannot flow from my head to paper as you do soulfully!
    Perhaps someday I will be as gifted as you!


  26. You're so talented. This was a real treat. Have a great week. Mona

  27. Joanny visiting your blog is always like a breath of fresh air. Fresh N.W. air! I love nothing more than flowers and to top it off with a great Janis Joplin song is delight. I hope you are having a great week and all my best for a happy 4th of July! xx Deb

  28. beautiful as always. "If I had not gone
    in the garden
    I might have
    missed the jewels" - isn't that the truth on so many levels of life?!

  29. i love the first photo and the one with orchids over the eyes. have a great weekend my dear. x

  30. Thanks for sharing so much beauty in words, pictures and music Joanny:)

    Have a nice weekend.

    Greetings from Berit.

  31. I always know there will be something magical on your blog, Joanny, and this is sublime! Love, love the words and that photo of the orchid is amazing.

  32. So happy I stopped by. Beautiful pictures and words. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  33. loved Janise Joplin.
    Pretty post, wishing you a beautiful Spring.

  34. Just heard a Janise tune, thought of you. Hope you had a great weekend. The weather is getting cool here this Thursday, Fall is coming. yvonne

  35. Hi Joanny, I will try to get this through, Lost last comment.
    I Like Janett Joplin and love Scott Joplin. Thanks for the comment I am really loving this Summer. yvonne