The Artist


Indian Paintbrush colors the meadow
with embers of sunset.

433 thoughts on “The Artist”

  1. Indian paintbrush is a wonderful name for a flower – living in the UK this is a new one to me, but it would be a lovely painting. Thank you for liking my blog – I like yours too.

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  2. Pretty Indian Paintbrush
    Worshipping the sun
    Glowing in the green meadow

    Okay, that was my attempt at haiku with your lovely picture! Thank you for stopping by my site. Have a great day!

    Mahalo,

    Tisha “The Crazy Craft Lady”

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  3. Lovely to find a poet who shares my love of Nature and photography of it!! Beautiful, inspiring photos!! And thank you for liking my blog! My *German* poems?? :O) Bis bald …

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  4. If this picture is a painting it is brilliant as I did think it might be a photograph. It is calming, colourful and has a depth that tends to draw you into the field searching for something you know is there but cannot quite see. I could study it for hours well done.

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  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is beautiful! We don’t have these flowers here in central Florida, I’m afraid. They are, indeed, like embers! I will enjoy looking around your blog, and I hope you’ll visit mine again, as well.

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  6. Thanks for liking my photo “Fried Green Tomatoes.” I did not write any words with that simple post, but I have received more positive feedback from it than any post I have done in the past month. The colors in you Indian Paintbrush posting are just strikingly beautiful. Cheers!

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  7. I haven’t seen as many Indian Paintbrush around as I used to do to development (shudder) of the natural areas around my home. Thanks for the beautiful photo. Also thanks for stopping by my blog. So nice to have the opportunity to share the beauty!

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  8. Love your photo and the poem – in the UK it is called Fox and Cubs, but I think Indian Paintbrush is a much more interesting name. The flowers are a wonderful flame colour. Thanks for visiting my blog – my daughter told me I’d get more visits if I used tags, and I finally got round to adding tags yesterday – it is lovely to think that people far away can appreciate what is going on in our village too.

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  9. This is the latest addition to my “lawn.” I think they are beautiful. I bet my neighbors don’t. I can grow vegetables. I can grow flowers. I can grow weeds. Grass ain’t my niche.

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  10. Thank you Seedbud, for dropping by and the Paintbrush picture is just lovely! I hope you are keeping the book idea in mind for your work!

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  11. Greeting Seedbud. Thank you for the like and visit to my blog. Wonderful photography…such inspiration! Keep reminding us of the beauty that surrounds us!! Namastae, Betina

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  12. I love this flower! As a retired elementary school teacher one of my favorite books to read my students was The Legend of the Indian Paintbrush. Its a short, lovely story, beautifully illustrated, like your field of flowers and your poetry. I really enjoy your blog. Thanks for visiting MariansArtStudio and liking my daisies. Have a great day!

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  13. Hi Seedbud (cute name by the way!)
    Your picture of the wild flowers has the prettiest shades of green in it. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  14. Beautiful shot. I love the detail & colors & how well the flower stands out from the grass. Thank you also for visiting my blog.

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  15. I’m happy that you like “Joyce’s Barn.” It feels great to have someone like my painting as I reinvent my life from teacher to watercolorist. I continue to love your photos and poetry. Your blog is inspirational.

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  16. I’m destined for Texas in April: I wonder if April is too early to see these delightful flowers? Excellent shot. Glad you like “In search of unusual destinations”, by the way! Phil.

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  17. WONDERFUL PHOTO!

    Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate the time you took to stop by. May your day be filled with joy and peace.
    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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  18. Your work never ceases to delight! I also want to thank you for stopping by my blog. I have so much to learn, but with people such as yourself, there is no reason why I can’t!

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  19. It’s amazing how one photo can express so much…The power of nature is indeed amazing. It’s really true that a picture can express a thousand words, isn’t it? Although I’d rather change the ‘thousand’ to infinity!

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  20. Thanks for stopping by to see Lavender Fields – I wish I had taken the photo but my talents do no extend that far nor does my travel budget πŸ˜‰

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  21. Love your work! It has been said that every writer should read 10 books for every one he/she writes. The same probably goes for blogging. I will definitely visit you often.
    Thank you for liking my blog; landscapingthesacred.wordpress.com. I hope to find you there again.

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  22. Whether you call it Butterfly Weed or Hawk Week or Indian Paint Brush – this is a lovely flower – and it makes a gorgeous photograph. AND, you can eat the flower are edible – wonderful in in a green salad. The knowledgeable natives use it to make their glossy and thick, to treat rheumatism, and enhance the immune system.

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  23. Thank you for visiting my blog. I am very passionate about the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Cherry Blossom festival. I’m trying to make a gallery of some of my photos of their trees on my site–I don’t know how yet. Stay tuned…….

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  24. Thank you for stopping by my blog! …and “liking” my post about my Mother! I can tell by the dates on your comments that you have been doing this for a while! I started two weeks ago…I still don’t even know…what I “dont know”! But I’m LEARNING! πŸ™‚ I’ll be following your blog…and your lead…I have another blog called “picture perfect poetry” where I use my own photographs as inspiration for my 30 days of poems in this year’s NaPoWriMo! Also…loved the Indian Paintbrush…grew up in deep South Texas…the roadsides along the highways are covered in Blue bonnets, winecups, and Indian Paintbrush…EVERY SPRING! Nice!

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  25. These are gorgeous! I am inspired! I will be following to see what else you’re doing and what I can learn in the process. Amazing what an amazing subject nature gives us!

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  26. Good morning, seedbud! Thank you for your visits to my blog. They encouraged me to visit yours, which I am very glad to see and will follow. Pictures worth a thousand words, indeed!

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  27. WOW! Hi Seedbud ~ The colors just pop in the Leaf and Twig photo. Looks like a fire plant (if there were such a thing). LOL Thank you for visiting my blog on “Where have the Fireflies gone”. Am curious what drew you there?

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  28. Thanks for liking my blog post about Eudora Welty garden! I love the picture, we have Indian paintbrush planted along I55 in Jackson and it is just beautiful. Your picture is gorgeous!

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  29. Lovely pairing of exquisite photos and haiku, seedbud! What a treat!

    I saw that you visited my β€œRanda Lane…” blog and liked some of what you saw there. I hope you will visit often. Or, if the spirit moves you, “follow” along with others who enjoy my efforts. *easy smile*

    Randa Lane blog: http://randalane.wordpress.com

    Looking forward to reading more of your haiku and other short verse in the days ahead.

    Best Always,

    -R-

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  30. Thanks so much for liking my post on the flower girls. I absolutely love your work. You’re immensely talented. Carmen Aida

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  31. Hi – I came to your blog because you were kind enough to like one of my posts and for some reason I started on this page. I’m a gardener here in England and this cheerful personality grows both wild and in gardens. One of its many names, here at least, is Fox and cubs … possibly because the main plant, in the centre, is bigger – watching over? – the smaller ones round its feet…

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      1. How kind – it’s very early days yet, but with luck and a few not so gentle reminders, some of the other friends will start posting soon and it’ll get more interesting…

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    1. hi! Thanks for all your comments along the way. I hear you are having a bit of a heat wave. We certainly are. A very unusual summer for us in the northeast – very high heat and a tremendous amount of rain. I haven’t heard the name “fox and cubs” I love all the different names for plants. Happy blogging and gardening. Very Best, Seedbud.

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      1. Hi – our heatwave comes without rain this year – at least so far – but last summer was incredibly wet. Checking out photographs of this time last year, we were paddling round in a sea of mud. Strange times …but never dull! T.

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  32. Very beautiful… but, isn’t that hawkweed? We have that flower here, but also Indian Paintbrush which looks like a paintbrush dipped in paint. I know there are many species of Paintbrush, as well as regional differences in names. I hope you won’t mind my asking, because it really is a lovely picture πŸ™‚

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  33. Thank you for commenting on my “Lean on Me” trellis. I just started that blog yesterday so I was pleasantly surprised to get a comment so soon. It might take me a while to get up to speed. I’ve been writing online articles on Squidoo and Bubblews for some time, but this is my first blog.
    I love your Indian Paintbrush photo!

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  34. Another good one. You would love “Making Love With Light” by John Daido Loori. He was a zen priest and the abbot of a zen monastery in NY. He was a photographer and a poet. Here’s a sample of one of a caption for one of his photos.

    “Green threads
    of river grasses
    slip into the sliding waters.”

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  35. Hmmmm, this is very different from what I know as Indian Paintbrush. I know this sweet little wildflower as orange hawkweed. When it grows in large patches, they dance beautifully in the breeze on their tall stems.
    Thanks for visiting GetTheDirt!

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  36. Thank you for visiting my blog. My UK coast and seaside paintings are quite a contrast to your great snow covered images. Nice to see that white flower forcing its way through, a reminder that Spring is not too far away. I think maybe we both have images that surprise and delight.

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  37. Thanks for the visit Seedbud. We have Indian paintbrush in the Cascade Mountains of Washington state as well. Lovely photo, it takes me directly to sub alpine meadows, one of the most glorious places for me.

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  38. I love the yellow color! I love yellow flowers!

    These flowers form a very beautiful ensemble and pleasent landscape!

    Very good photography!

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  39. Thanks for liking my painting “The Longing”. I still enjoy getting your photos everyday. I just posted two nature paintings that are subjects of your photos, I hope you like them. “The Blue Forest”, “Lake Painting”

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  40. I have only heard of this flower but not seen it before. It is so vivid and lovely. Thank you for the visit to my Flickr- it’s much appreciated and the bonus is, I got to see your work. I’ll call again.

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