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Delicate & Complex

Photo taken by first-time contributor Leya, a single mother working in the mental health field. She has a child with multiple barriers, including severe anxiety, and grew up in a highly anxious household with a family that experienced significant historical trauma. Leya believes that the key to our collective functioning is finding ways to calm our overactive minds, and for her that is walks in nature, photography, poetry, painting, dance and yoga. Cooking and eating delicious food is also a passion of hers. She primarily deals with nature and historic sites for her subject matter, and only sites that grab her and convey a story or emotion or sheer beauty. She challenges herself to capture those moments and convey the same sensation to her audience, and hopefully heighten that experience through artistic expression.

About this photo: “This is the inside of a poppy flower. So delicate and complex for a flower that looks quite sturdy on the outside.

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11 comments on “Delicate & Complex

  1. Scott Marshall
    September 15, 2013

    very delicate very complex

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  2. Scott Marshall
    September 15, 2013

    very delicate and very complex

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  3. Dreams and Zeros
    September 15, 2013

    Stunning

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  4. craftymadre
    September 15, 2013

    Amazing photo (and story).

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  5. vastlycurious.com
    September 15, 2013

    It is just wonderful and looks like a painting!

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  6. SeoulAdventurer
    September 16, 2013

    This is beautiful

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  7. autisticaplanet
    September 16, 2013

    I have Asperger’s and understand that quieting the mind-doing whatever that takes, is the only way I can function. Your picture should be hanging in an art gallery.

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  8. OyiaBrown
    September 16, 2013

    Reblogged this on Oyia Brown.

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  9. jennyinneverland
    September 16, 2013

    Beautiful photo.

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  10. K C Eames
    September 16, 2013

    Alive with emotion. Very nice.

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  11. galeriaredelius
    September 25, 2013

    This is an amazing photo. I just want to let you know that I link to this blog post in my own post about poppies: http://galeriaredelius.wordpress.com/2013/09/25/poppy-talk/

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