That is amazing! I couldn't see it at first, but as your photos progressed, I could see an angelic bird. That is exactly what that is - a sign that your brother is OK and that he is watching over you. Just lovely.
How beautiful! The reason you see such beauty is why you are an artist dear Naomi! sometimes some of us that are not artists need to be reminded how much beauty there is.
What a gift! It looks divinely holy. I think it's the beauty in you, Naomi that is able to see the beauty outside of yourself and I do believe we can receive messages from our loved ones in the most unusual places. There is a knowing when it happens, even though it can be fleeting.
What a glorious (and well-deserved) deserved gift!!!! Van is a true artist!!!
How close you came to missing such a wonderful sign. Had you not taken the close up, it would have gone unnoticed. Something made you take that shot. I do believe as you do and am so glad it was there to bring you comfort.
When one sees the beauty, intricacy, and artistry of such things as this flower, how can one ever think we're all just accidents of space and time? I'm glad it brought you comfort.
How beautiful Orchid, Naomi! I agree with you, Orchilds are the most magnificent flowering plants. The variety of colors, the amazing shapes, their delicacy are really gorgeous!
What a wonderfur gift of Van for your Birthday!
Me again Naomi! I am so sorry with the death of Nora Ephron. She was a great artist, writer, essayist and a film director. So sad... Recently I read her book "I Feel Bad About My Neck and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman"(2006). I enjoyed it so much. What an intelligent, talented and witty woman!
your orchid is beautiful. that you can find such hidden beauty is a gift and turn it into peace is wonderful. these days, you have to find peace where you can. (hugs)
Naomi, I am pleased for you that that gorgeous orchid brought thoughts of your brother. I hope you will let Van know that, as he will surely be happy to know that.
What a glorious orchid, I don't recall seeing a yellow one before. Your angel bird is simply beautiful and special!
not only a gorgeous set of magnificent images, naomi, but a confirmation of spirit contact and beauty in even the smallest thing - some friends of mine - both published authors - have a wonderful blog i know you would enjoy - on synchronicity and things thereof - one of their most recent books is "synchronicity and the other side" [which includes several stories of my own] and "the 7 secrets of synchronicity" [also includes some of my own experiences] - anyway, naomi, i know you would enjoy both these books - in the least, perhaps you'll take a look at their blog - http://www.synchrosecrets.com/synchrosecrets/
thanks so much for sharing such intimate and private moments...much love - jenean
Naomi: you can be as "woo woo" as you want (I love that expression you used!) but you have opened your heart to us, and described the feelings that the beautiful orchid aroused in you. Yes, your dear brother is looking after you, and always will. The orchid blossoms are gorgeous, and I'm sure Van chose them especially for you.
Lovely pix. Nora, yes, watching her movies, so well written...hard not to feel she had much more to tell us. Such as inspiration to me. Her stories so moving, her dialogue so funny, I will miss her.
Beautiful flowers. =)
Oh yeah I can see it quite clearly too! I definitely believe that it is your brother letting you know he's okay and that he's there with you in spirit anyway.
That is a most beautiful, unusual looking orchid and it makes sense to me to hear your interpretation of it.
You are blessed to be able to see these very special signs and I remember taking comfort from similar experiences after my mother died.
I'm just going downstairs to inspect the white orchid I have.
hi naomi - just dropping by to let you know you are thought of...
What a lovely post, both in pictures and in words.
Naomi, I enlarged the pictures and now I can see a lovely little white 'Angel Bird' in the middle of the flower. Yes, it looked like he was praying... So moving and holy message, Naomi! I am glad it brought you console and transmit a sign that your brother was okay and that he was watching over you.
So beatiful, dear Naomi.
the orchid is amazing
it's so delicate yet strong
you deserve all beautiful things
Nora was a treasure and thankfully her work remains
Hello gorgeous! I'm back! I'm sorry if I haven't been around, but I'm back for good :)
Lovely photos as usual and the colour is just vibrant!
The detail of the orchid- Absolutely amazing. Is there any greater treasure to mankind than a florist who cares?
What a lovely orchid!! I can see the Angel Bird and it is quite amazing!! How sweet of Van to send it to you. I think he'd be pleased to know the comfort it has brought you during this sad time in your life. Next to the last photo you can see all the different colors and it reminds me of blown glass. Fantastic photos Naomi!! xxoxx
Greetings to you -- my name is James Dreisdale. Sorry for being off topic here, but I'm new to your blog, and I'm currently making my way through everything -- from the beginning to the current -- and I'm just at the terrible loss of Betty part, so I have a bit more to read. But I wanted to take a moment to say that I really, REALLY hope you know what an exquisitely rare gem YOU are.... You have eyes that see true beauty, and that's an enormously precious gift. And you also have the most generous nature to be sharing your superb beauty with all of us. You are amazing and spectacularly special beyond words. Little wonder why you have such exceptional friends. May God continue to bless you and those you love.
Naomi, I believe in signs that come when those we love have left us. I think this is your sign, something that can help you move from the hardest strains of grief to the next phase, whatever that may be. I know I have had them before -- an unexpected gift, such as yours, that offers something the giver could have never known; a sighting or a right word. I'm so very happy for you -- and yes, your photos are just beautiful.
Beautiful photographs, almost surreal in their beauty.
Beautiful flowers and you have a great eye to spot the detailing and form.
And no, it's not 'woo woo', it's simply amazing.
The angel is amazing -- how wonderful -- your pictures are fabulous, even not clicked on, but with the click it really is like magic appears.
I felt sad about Norah Ephron's passing too and am glad you acknowledged it so beautifully,
That is spectacular and I'm so glad you shared it with us!
I love your beautiful blog and so enjoy your posts.
Dear Naomi, there is nothing woo-woo about you! As soon as I saw your pictures of the orchard it made me smile. A lovely positive colour. Pretty and summery and full of hope. The angel is indeed amazing and really etheral looking in the photos.
What you feel is very true. I miss my father so much since he died. I know he is at peace and he was ready. There is not a day goes by I dont think of him and I talk to him all the time (not in front of anyone as the may lock me up!!). I have complete faith he is still near looking out for us. And I know I will get to be with him again one day. So I encourage you to keep looking for the signs because your brother will show you and guide you more than ever if you let him. Maybe its me that's woo-woo, lol.
You are the least "woo woo" person I know. :)
I see Angel Bird too. So lovely for the heart.
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