ikebana and life in japan

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7/24/13

Lightning Ikebana



How admirable
to see lightning and not think
life is fleeting.

Matsuo Basho



curly willow and sunflower

Can you see the lightning in the arrangement, too?
Feel free to leave a comment below!

3 comments:

Gail said...

This is a very creative way to show lightening, very imaginative and expressive. I love this arrangement.

Stephen Coler said...

Gail,
Thanks for your comment!
I actually didn't see the lightning until after I had finished it and was taking pictures of it!
Stephen

Anonymous said...

Stephen: Fabulous! This sure is a mysterious piece; just by looking at it, I can almost hear the rumblings of thunder in the sky, and the gusty wind, and the thick humid atmosphere of a summer afternoon! The orange sunflower---be it a beacon of hope that foretells the glorious sun that will bring peace to the valleys and illuminate the horizon towards evening??

John.

PS: HOpe you're enjoying your summer!