Nature Photography: Coexistence (No. 29) : Spring Floral Collage

13 May 2019


Azalea and Minature Wild Geranium Collage; Sally W. Donatello 2019 All Rights Reserved

Click onto image to enlarge. Let me know your response to this collage. Prints are available upon request. 


The rhythm pervades

Revolution, evolution, circular, round, revolving

And the circadian timing.


The rules—our pledge as earth’s protector—changed.

“We” dissolved them.

Re-writing history in symbolic and real realities.


Feel the anxiety and chaos in our selfishness,

Feel our outrage against those seeking greed and power over a sustainable future.










Circling and circling

Like dark angels ready for spring

And succession of plenty.

Devolution is not tolerable,

Only forward rhythmic action, cadence and determination to

Keep the circle spinning

Where is humanity’s generosity to preserve and protect? Where is our pledge with respect and reverence to continue humanity’s experiment? When will we realize that we are miniscule in the narrative about the natural world?

Nature always will reinvent herself, discovering ways to become anew.



“Life as We Know It: Plant and animal species are disappearing faster than at any time in recorded history. We know who is to blame” by The Editorial Board of The New York Times (which represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher and does not include  the newsroom and the Op-Ed sections) wrote this poignant editorial. Here is a quote from the piece:

As The Times’s Brad Plumer recently noted, many ecologists insist that species are worth saving on their own, that it’s simply morally wrong to drive any living creature to extinction. The new report deliberately adds a powerful practical motive to the spiritual one: Biodiversity loss, it says, is an urgent issue for human well-being, providing billions and billions of dollars in what experts call “ecosystem services.” Wetlands clean and purify water. Coral reefs nourish vast fish populations that feed the world. Organic matter in the soil nourishes crops. Bees and other threatened insects pollinate fruits and vegetables. Mangroves protect us from floods made worse by rising seas. “Most of nature’s contributions are not fully replaceable,” the report says. But humans can stop or at least limit the damage. One critical task is to protect (and if possible to enlarge) the world’s natural forests, which, according to a recent paper by eminent ecologists in Science Advance, are home to fully two-thirds of the world’s species.

You can view the full editorial here.

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18 Responses to Nature Photography: Coexistence (No. 29) : Spring Floral Collage

  1. The report was a sad ascertainment of the state of the world as we humans have turned it into. Hopefully not too late to change things, but we need to get going then. Otherwise, I love your photo and the poem that comes with it.

  2. Tiny says:

    LOVE, love your poem and the pictures are beautiful, as always.

  3. Sally, your photography always makes me smile. And although I am sometimes late in opening your posts, I always do. You have a remarkable eye.

  4. Virginia Duran says:

    Love the one on the right. I read this sentence like five times “Feel the anxiety and chaos in our selfishness”, it’s so deep it hurts. Loved this post.

  5. Amy says:

    Fabulous, Sally! Thank you for the NYT link. Important message!

  6. Both of those are lovely, Sally. Such vivid, cheerful colors.


  7. I’m drawn to the purple & gold Madi Gras palette on the Geranium this week, Sally.

  8. smilecalm says:

    i like your nice
    floral portraits, Sally!
    i can see their smiles
    offered to you
    and other humans 🙂

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