Tag Archives: flower

“The Zone”

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Zone.”

May, 2015. Brownsville, Texas, U.S.A. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.
May, 2015. Brownsville, Texas, U.S.A. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.

An instance when I feel i’m in, “The Zone,” is during a run on a beautiful, Texan, summer day. Being kissed by the warmth of the sun, the cool breeze carrying the water from the resaca and brushing against my skin, the smell of freshly blooming jasmine flowers, the gentle gliding of colorful birds, the clear blue skies, the crispness in the air, my favorite songs joyfully filling my ears from the music player, the excited puppies in the yards wagging their tails upon my sight, the movement of my body feeling lighter with each step, the fruity taste upon my lips from my lip balm—makes me feel so in love with the moment. Not realizing I had been running for over two hours, my mind craved to keep going. I felt completely free. I felt completely at peace. It was my zone.

– Surely, Sherley

Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.
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Akshata

April, 2015. PA, USA. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.

Akshata, a small amount of rice mixed with turmeric powder and sometimes kumkum or flowers, serves several purposes. It is used as a offering to a Hindu deity, used as a way to receive blessings and/or in this particular instance, it was used to bless the bride and groom during their wedding ceremony. Ultimately, it signifies prosperity, fertility, and bounty.

A Sunflower and The Bee

Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.
May, 2015. Brownsville, Texas, U.S.A. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.

In a hustle n’ bustle the world spins around,

Tis’ no matter for this Bee n’ his flower,

Sun blazin’, or rain pourin’ with thunder’s sound,

Without the nectar he takes no cover.

Buzz, Buzz, from flower to flower he jumps,

Pavin’ way for yet more flowers to sprout,

Even as I near to catch a glimpse,

In his goal he stays so devout.

Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.

The sunflower and a Beetle

May 2015: Brownsville, Texas, U.S.A. An hour of sunlight remains, a beetle rests on a sunflower as the flower looks to the fading light.
May, 2015. Brownsville, Texas, U.S.A. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015. An hour of sunlight remains, a beetle rests on a sunflower as the flower looks to the fading light.

Blue skies and a lonely sunflower

May 2015: Brownsville, Texas, U.S.A.
May, 2015. Brownsville, Texas, U.S.A. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.

Sunflower and a Bee

May 2015: Brownsville, Texas, U.S.A.
May, 2015. Brownsville, Texas, U.S.A. Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.

Sunflower and a Beetle

Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015.
Copyright © Sherley J. Edinbarough (Surely, Sherley and/or SurelySherley), 2015. A beetle resting on a sunflower during sunset.