What is to envelop?

Oxford dictionary defines:

Wrap up, cover, or surround completely.
with object: a figure enveloped in a black cloak
figurative: a feeling of despair enveloped him


What am I thinking about enveloping is: 

It could be thoughts that escaped the deeper caves of our unconscious mind, made their way to our cortex, and landed as touching words of a precious letter, feeling now safe inside an envelope.

It could be my Australian friend Desley, double wrapped in blankets after enduring the cold and strong Dutch winds, to make a series of seriously excellent shots.

It could be that feeling of conquering craving that a bar of chocolate, so carefully covered, defies.

It could be that bear hug filled with love, that feels so good to give and receive.

It could be so many things and so many photos.

This week’s theme for the WP Photo Challenge is Enveloped.

My interpretation comes is color and B&W versions of a macro photo from a flower. Each petal envelops the next, forms curves and waves, showing how nature designs beauty that is awe-inspiring.

We, just capture it.


I am also posting for the Photo101 Rehab, the event for everyone who loves photography (hobbyists, amateurs, pro-shooters, or just curious , anyone is welcome), and wants to join a community of like-minded people, who are also fun to connect with.

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30 thoughts on “Enveloped

  1. That was such a cold day and it didn’t hit me until I was inside where it was warm. The hot shower and the cuppa did the trick though, along with the bundle of blankets.
    The rosebud is gorgeous and I love the way you’ve written this post. You had me at chocolate. X


  2. Beautiful photo(s). I adore flowers. 🙂

    I can relate to Desley in the blankets. It must be awful for someone not used to the cold. Even though I’ve lived in Canada all my life, I’ve never “acclimatized”. I just sat down at my desk at work to start putting together storyboards for two bedrooms I’m decorating. I had to throw on a sweater and grab a blanket and a cup of hot tea. Brrrrrr


    1. Thanks Amy.
      Desley will feel better when she learns that she got company. But in truth, cold weather unpleasant, particularly when it’s supposed to be warmer.
      I’ve seen sunny but still chilly days during spring this year. It’s not ideal.


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