A Photoblog by Monte Stevens

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Stand Out in the Crowd

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Cone Flower

Cone Flower

I arrived home from a 3-day trip around midnight and have been sluggish most of the day. After a short night of rest I awoke to overcast skies, cool temperatures and early morning showers. My head was fuzzy, clouded with a dull ache. I had very little energy. I knew I needed to get up and move, so off to Blendon Woods Park I went. It was vital to get way from the noise of civilization and take in all that nature has to reenergize the soul. Going for a walk in a natural area without my camera would feel like I was naked, so with camera in hand I walked the trails. As I came around a small curve I noticed this scene pictured above.

This cone flower was standing out in the crowd. This scene is an enjoyable piece of art where nature has placed this solitary cone flower among a group of Black-eyed Susan’s. Evening is now upon me and I do feel better. I recommend such a treatment for those who experience the doldrums: take a 1-3 mile walk, smell the flowers, listen to the birds, take your camera. Add a good nights sleep and you’ll feel like a new person, and stand out in the crowd.


Written by Monte Stevens

July 3, 2009 at 12:01 am

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  1. Monte, hope you have some time off and that you are feeling a little better for the upcoming weekend.

    Nice capture 🙂


    July 3, 2009 at 5:39 am

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