Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Brightness returning

In the sharp light of spring, I'm seeing things I didn't notice before. Today the bromeliads were shining in the light, their centres red and bright.











They are happily drinking, having caught plenty of  rain in their centres.












This one shows the contrast of bright green, with the red new leaves opening in the middle.












And others, like this, have dull red exteriors and lively centres.



I've passed the bromeliads so many times as I walk down the driveway, and they've seemed a bit rough and battered, not really worthy of interest. But today, with the right combination of sun and rain, they were full of life.
I'm feeling that way myself, as my broken wrist gradually strengthens, my writing is surging ahead, and I'm becoming fit once more. Spring is on my side!

7 comments:

Lynley said...

What good news and pretty views Juliet.

juliet said...

Thank you Lynley, nice to have you visiting.

Joan said...

Gorgeous colours Juliet.. I have lots of catching up to do!

juliet said...

Thanks Joan, and welcome back!

Hilary said...

Hi Juliet .. so pleased your wrist is improving - and life is returning to normal. The bromeliads are quite stunning - lovely photos - lucky you with Spring .. mind you mustn't wish my winter away .. cheers Hilary

lifeonthecutoff said...

Your wrist getting stronger and stronger as spring takes a firm hold. It's a bit like stepping out of the darkness after your trying winter. Your bromeliad pictures are stunning, Juliet.

juliet said...

Thanks Hilary and Penny; I really appreciate the good wishes for my wrist, and I'm glad you've enjoyed the bromeliad pictures.