Thursday, July 31, 2014

Good Fences-19

"Simplicity is beauty."
 
simple beauty reigns
when days are void of visions
splendour to recall

photo and text © by Karen
 
A simple fence, as a backdrop to a simple weed in my yard. Nothing very remarkable about either one, to most people. But to me, it's quite beautiful. An image I will treasure, and tuck away in my memory, for future reference.
 
I am experiencing some vision loss due to "optic neuritis", a fairly common occurrence with multiple sclerosis. It's getting increasingly more difficult for me to see things on the computer screen, but I pop by to visit blogs when I am feeling optimistic. Until next time...cheers!


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Edit; I just discovered that this weed is "bittersweet nightshade", which produces a red berry that is poisonous to humans and animals. So, I just hubby pull it all from the yard.
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31 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Love the weed, the fence and your glass at least half full attitude. Hugs.

Nancy J said...

Every weed has its own place in our lives, and no matter how simple it may be to a casual onlooker,... to you, and now in turn to each of us, it has colour, beauty, and a perfect place in your memory. I so treasure your words and sharing all with us, many hugs, Jean.

eileeninmd said...

A very pretty weed, I like the color.. Lovely words and haiku! Great shot. I hope you are feeling better soon!

Jocee said...

A beautiful picture! :)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

That is a weed? It kinda resembles....what is it...oh, ya...the clematis. It's beautiful!!! And yes, the simple composition makes it all the more pretty.

Buttons said...

Oh Karen that is a lovely shot. I am sorry about your eyes I do hope it improves. HUGS HUGS B

orchid Miyako said...

I LOVE your title "Simplicity is beauty" and the phrase you put under the picture of beautiful purple flower.

Take Care and wishing your eyes get better soon!

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs to from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Judy said...

Karen, the photo is beautiful! I hope your issues with vision resolve in your favor soon.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Yes, this is a photo to take out mid-winter! :-)
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

TexWisGirl said...

i'm so sorry, karen! i hope your vision can be restored and it is not permanent. i know flares can wreak terrible havoc! keep smiling!

and i love this beautiful shot. truly.

Margaret Adamson said...

This shot is stunning, I love it and I am glad you will treasure it in your mind.

Muffie said...

A weed? Really? It looks like a gorgeous climbing vine. I love the chain-link background, too.

Karen S. said...

Wow, I do like the shade, such a lovely view it is!

Sylvia K said...

I love the colorful week, the fence, your delightful capture and your perfect words for the day, Karen!! Thank you for a beautiful start for my day! I do so hope you are feeling better soon! Holding good thoughts every day for you!!

RedPat said...

Love your shot! I hope the vision problems disappear and you feel better soon. ;-))

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful weed creeping up the fence.

Gail Dixon said...

This is a beautiful shot and I can totally see why you chose it for the meme. That rich purple against the white is spectacular.

I'm so sorry about your vision. I hope it can be restored so you can go about life unfettered. Hang in there!

DeniseinVA said...

Hi Karen, this is a lovely photo and like everyone else here I hope your vision will be better soon. Sending a big hug.

Debbie said...

With weeds like that, who needs flowers!! Good luck with the o.n. been there, felt that.....I hope it passes!!

Felicia said...

To me this image is super beautiful.

I'm so sorry about your vision loss. I sure hope it returns. How terrible to not be able to see when you are a photographer.

janiceadcock said...

Very simple and beautiful. Praying your vision improves.

Stephanie said...

It is a very pretty weed. Hope your eyes get better soon.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Karen!:) Your photo is indeed very beautiful, the weed does kind of look like Clematis, and looks so pretty against the white background.

I do hope your eye sight improves.
Wishing you well, Take care.:)

ps Your doggy is gorgeous!

Icy BC said...

I am so sorry to hear about your vision loss, Karen! I pray the doctor finds a way to help you!

For your information, I found this picture incredibly beautiful too!

kmilyun said...

Hope the optic neuritis symptoms clear up for you and you can tip the optimistic meter toward the positive.

Lisa Gordon said...

It sure is, and this is such a wonderful example of thar, Karen.

Have a great weekend!

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous shot.

My Odd Sock said...

Your photographs can make even a weed look awesome.
Glad you recognize beauty is everywhere around us.

Rambling Woods said...

Oh no...not that!.... I am so sorry... Damn disease...sending hugs... Michelle

Our photos said...

This is a beautiful photo!

ladyfi said...

So very lovely!