…is a miracle of nature…
…a work of art.
They are like people. Each one shines on its own.
But it is through contrast..
…and through interaction…
…that we truly shine.
All words and images copyright 2018 Naomi Baltuck
Published by Naomi Baltuck
When not actually writing, I am researching the world with my long-suffering husband and our two kids, or outside editing my garden.
My novel, The Keeper of the Crystal Spring (Viking Penguin), can be read in English, German, Spanish, and Italian. My storytelling anthology, Apples From Heaven, garnered four national awards, including the Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice. I am currently working on a contemporary women’s novel.
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Beautiful pics – thanks for sharing
Thank you for stopping by!
So sweet. I can’t decide what photo I like best. But I’m glad you included dandelions. When they are not growing in my lawn, I like them quite bit. Thanks for the photo journey.
I really appreciate your thoughtful comment, Suzanne.
The naked baby butt made me smile. Lovely post. 🙂
Thank you, C.C.
Love the sentiment portrayed through your words and photos.
Thanks, Lynne. I appreciate the visit, and your taking the time to comment.
superfab pictures! beautiful beautiful flowers and you made me feel all summery thank you 🙂 have a wonderful eveing xx
Thank you, kizzylee! Same to you.
I could hear the song birds amongst the trees. It’s a cold winter’s morning Down-under and the colours, light and feelings in these photos of yours warm me up as I head out to work. Thanks
Thanks so much for stopping by, Meg. At a storytelling gig in Winthrop, I was thinking of you, and how much fun it was to have you come along for the festival. Love, Naomi
I enjoyed your pictures and descriptions so much, but it was nice seeing your thoughts flow, unseparated by photos, in the form of a poem in the reader. Very inspirational!
You are so kind, Elise! Thank you for visit, and your really sweet comment!
I enjoyed your pictures and descriptions so much, but it was nice seeing your thoughts flow in the form of a poem in the reader. Very inspirational!
Oops – don’t know how I managed to post a comment twice. Sorry!
Usually it happens the other way around for me. I think I have left a comment, but somehow I move my mouse and find that it has all disappeared! I am ALWAYS glad to hear from you!
Loved your poem…and the pictures went perfectly with it.
Thank you, Char. That means a lot to me.
From the soft pink of the apple blossoms to the pop of orange in the poppy you caught the beauty of each individual flower. Love the sunny Hollyhock as well. couldn’t pick a favorite if I wanted to they are all so beautiful. 🙂
They are all really beautiful in their own way, aren’t they?
Your words and photos reached into my heart. Beautiful!
And yours reached into mine, Carol. Thank you so much!
fabulous! absolutely wonderful – thank you
Thank you, Beth. I really appreciate your visit, and your generous comments.
You are so right, no two exactly alike, either. Colorful flowers and characters bless our lives.
Indeed they do! Thanks for stopping by, Patti.
Whimsical and profound at the same time…a delightful post!
Thank you for stopping by, Scilla. And for your thoughtful comments.
Thanks, Lee. I have been wanting to catch up with you! Talk to you soon! Love, n
A beautiful post, with gorgeous pictures. I’m keeping this one.
Dear Shimon, that is a very high compliment, and I feel honored. Thank you so much!
Thank you for my lovely bedtime story. Good-night, sweet friend.
And to you, dear friend!
I love it, Naomi. Great juxtaposition of flowers and people, and a lovely sentiment.
Thank you so much! I appreciate your visit, and the time you took to comment.
Thanks for joining in the travel theme, Naomi 🙂
Delightful as always.
Lovely post, Naomi. I love your approach to the theme. 😉
Another great post. That first flower is gorgeous!
Thank you, Grace. I snapped that shot at Smith College in Massachusetts last April. the sun was shining through the blossoms from behind, lighting them up like a Christmas tree.
Beautiful – it was hard to decide which picture was the best! You did a great job with pictures and words. Blessings ~ Patty
Hi Patty, Thank you for stopping by, and for your lovely comment. You made my day!
Love your flowers. 😉
Thanks so much!
Stunning flower images!
Hi Sara, thanks for stopping by, and leaving such a nice comment!
I just love the conection of flowers and people, great post
Every photograph is precious and tells a story. Great work, Naomi!
Thank you so much! I am so far behind in my blogging, between travels and storytelling, but hope to catch up soon. I so appreciate your visit, and your kind words.
You’re most welcome, Naomi. I’m always looking forward to your new work!
Wonderful photos, the photo of the ground in the circle is framed perfectly having that frog in the front I think, great photo
Thank you, Kristopher. I am very fond of that frog! I appreciate your visit, and will be catching up with you soon.
Beautiful photos and words! 🙂
Thank you, Paula!
I don’t know if I ever told you that I wasn’t interested at all in flower photos, I don’t know why, they didn’t erally interest me at all, but I don’t know why the 365 project changed my mind and made me see them in another way.
Hi Pablo, thank you for your visit and your kind words. It’s interesting how you perspective changes when you have a camera in your hands. It’s a little like having children. After I became a mother I started seeing the world through their eyes, and everything looked so fresh and wonder-full!
Great post Naomi! Love the mixture of flowers and people, so beautiful!
Dear Alicematilda, thank you so much for your kind words.
Spectacular and radiant. Flowers are like people, each one stands out as a unique , amazing individual.
Dear Island Traveler, thank you for your visit. I always appreciate your thoughtful comments.
So beautiful photographs… You are so creative. Thank you, love, nia
Dear Nia, you are so kind! It is always wonderful to hear from you. Love to you too, Nia!
As usual your words are in perfect harmony with your beautiful pictures Naomi! I’m so happy you share them 🙂
Dear Maggie, thank you so much for your very generous comments!
Beautiful- the decorative lights are amazing. And I kept trying to zoom in on that cute lil boy’s hinder…no luck;) Keep up the great posts!
Thank you, Anna. Made me smile–as usual!
Thank you, Anna. Made me smile–as usual! We keep our twinkle lights up all year round to add a little festivity and warmth to the night, but during the winter holidays, we like a LOT of twinkle!
How wonderful and how true Naomi! And beautiful images too, love all of them!
Thank you, Madhu!
See what I have for you here 🙂 I’ve just bestowed upon you the “Sisterhood of World Bloggers Award” xoxo
Dear Sarah, thank you, sister! I am honored!
Really lovely, Naomi!
Thank you, mj!
thanks for sharing your happiness, Naomi!
It is my pleasure. Thank you for coming along!
These pictures are mind-blowing. I love the contrast of colours. Lovely.
Thank you, Tess!
A festive series of colorful flowers.
Thank you. I appreciate your visit.
it’s a warm blog which posts lots of smiling faces, funny tours and lovely family gathering.. everytimes read the posts here, just feel warm! thank you for your sharing, Naomi!
What a very kind thing to say. It means a lot to me. Thanks so much for stopping by, and taking the time to share your thoughts.
These photos, especially the portraits, are a phenomenon.
They warm the heart.
Thank you so much!
Love the connection between people and nature.
Thank you! I appreciate your visit, and taking the time to comment.
Reblogged this on Saul Bingley Journal.
Loved the ring of people with the frog overlooking them. Very much a human daisy chain. 🙂
lovely family snaps, thanks for coming into our life
So glad to have found you!
Wonderful contrasts and comparisons.
Thank you, Cee!
Thanks so much for the pingback! I appreciate that visit! Happy May Day!
What beautiful photos and your text is a lovely poem! Greetings from Egypt!
Thank you! And greetings from Seattle! I appreciate your visit, and enjoyed the chance to hop over to your rooftop garden. It is lovely!
what a fun post
Thank you, Jo! This was a fun one to put together too. I appreciate your visit!
Wonderful view on this week’s tropic …. *smile
Reblogged this on Writing Between the Lines.
Naomi, These expressions of nature and humanity give us hope. xoxoxox