O Speak To the Earth (diptych)

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© Andrea Petersen
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Ask now the beasts and they shall teach thee and the birds
of the air, and they shall tell thee...Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee...The hand of the Lord hath wrought this... in whose hand
is the soul of every living thing and the breath of all mankind...
Job 12:7-8-9-10
This is my second version of my hand with the day lily. I combined
two pictures together as a diptych. I shot the picture of the female cardinal through the screen on our window early this evening and my hand with the day lily was shot on the edge of our woods with a self timer this morning.
Nature is filled with color and I couldn't help but think when God created heaven and earth He painted life as He saw it and the earth was His canvas...maybe someday we will see paradise in the same way where the birds will not hesitate to inspect the flowers in our hands and will come to us without fear.
In my imagination
It is not hard at all
For me
To understand,
(Tho' to some
it may seem silly)
Why the cardinal
Might like to see
The Day Lily
in my hand..
Poetry by me AJP

15 responses

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (3 Jul 2010):

    You are too honest! No one would have ever guessed this was a diptych! :) What a wonderful image, Andrea.

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (3 Jul 2010):

    Great timing! Well done.

  • Michael Ball

    Michael Ball gave props (3 Jul 2010):

    Richard is so right!! Excellent work Andrea!!

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (3 Jul 2010):

    I enjoy your awesome images as well as your erses and words...

  • Simona Ranieri

    Simona Ranieri gave props (5 Jul 2010):


  • Dunja Kolar

    Dunja Kolar gave props (5 Jul 2010):

    excellent photo!!!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (5 Jul 2010):

    I can't believe it's two shots, really looks like she is there looking at the lovely flower, bravo..

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (5 Jul 2010):

    An amazing photo. I would never have guessed.. in fact as the picture came up I thought how lucky you were to have a cardinal come up to you like that. This is beautiful!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (6 Jul 2010):

    I love this, Andrea! It certainly speaks to me. Beautifully done.

  • Winky Vivas

    Winky Vivas (Deleted) said (6 Jul 2010):

    Andrea, this is just outstanding! You did a wonderful job of putting this image together. I absolutely love it!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (6 Jul 2010):

    Thank you Winky for the spotlight...I so appreciate your kind deed...

    Thanks to all for your very kind words...Richard, thank you for saying that no one would have guessed this was a diptych...Since I am an honest person I tried to make it look as real as I could considering it is meant to be a visualization of what I would imagine paradise to be like...I would hope in the great beyond that the birds and humans could have this type of interaction with each other.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (9 Jul 2010):

    I so......agree with Richard. Outstanding work, Andrea.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (10 Jul 2010):


  • timothy wombold

    timothy wombold gave props (11 Jul 2010):

    amazing photo

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (12 Jul 2010):

    wow, this is a great image and composition, Andrea. No trace of diptych that I can see, great job.

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