Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #46 – Delicate

We have buried so much of the delicate magic of life  – D.H. Lawrence

On my walks in the forest, I love everything fresh, fragile and delicate that spring brings to nature – the feeling of looking at the world for the first time. Rebirth. Renewal. The importance of a living planet Earth for our children and grandchildren to be a part of, echoes with every step.

This week, the challenge must be Delicate. To me, Spring itself reveals something of the very essence of the word – Delicate. I hope you will enjoy walking with me, meeting some spring flowers from my ramblings!

Naturally, Delicate is used in several meanings, not only concerning flowers…:

Pleasantly soft or light – like the scent of a rose…; having a thin, attractive shape – delicate hands for example…; fragile or easily damaged – like fine china…; pleasant but not easily noticed – like a delicate floral pattern on the walls…

And being ”a delicate matter” is of course another, more difficult,  possibility…

So, what is Delicate to you? We are looking forward to seeing your interpretations – Let us bring back some of ”the delicate magic of life”!

When you see how fragile and delicate life can be, all else fades into the background

Jenna Morasca

The delicacy of flowers takes different shapes – they might be tall and stately…
…or as tiny as these moss flowers, not higher than your thumb nail…

Some live in the shade on the forest floor, and some thrive in the bright sunshine…

Sometimes delicacy stands out most beautifully when placed in rough company – oh, the joy of forest apple blossoms!

As humans we are indeed, in many ways, just like flowers. So, I would like to end with a reflection from Henry David Thoreau – together with a hope that we will be more delicate in how we treat Mother Earth as well:

The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling. Yet we do not treat ourselves nor one another thus tenderly.


Thank you again, Patti, for a marvelous Street Art Challenge!


181 comments on “Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #46 – Delicate

  1. Hi and good morning!

    I would like to share a story about a strange bird living in a quite delicate situation here with us in Germany. Only few people will have heard of it in reality but I became aware of it in course of an ornithological excursion in spring 2017. These great bustards are just living 60 km from my home at Berlin, so I have visited the place once again with friends lateron. Here is the link to my post:



  2. […] there is something very special about their delicate appearance, making them a good choice for Ann-Christine’s challenge. In spite of looking so delicate, flowers are often surprisingly resilient. No, I […]

  3. A-C, what a beautiful post … and what a fantastic author you’re. I wish I had your talent. And the images, very dreamy and delicate. *smile

  4. Perfect set of shots for the theme Delicate, Leya. I like it when you say delicate stands out when it rough company. So true with your shots and your analogy with humans and life. In life there are so many challenges. In these times when we hold on to each other and look out for one another, it’s when we see a better tomorrow 🙂

    • Thank you for your comment, Mabel, always welcome! And yes, it is time to come together even more, to meet all the troubles coming in this world. We have got much to take care of.

    • Dandelions are extremely delicate…and this one has got a petite insect on top! Glad you liked it. Looking forward to seeing your choices!

  5. Hi, Ann-Christine. I love your ”delicate” look at spring. The fragile beauty of these flowers is magnificent. You captured it beautifully. I totally agree that we need to treat each other and nature with care and respect. 🙂 🙂

    • Glad you enjoyed them, Tina! There are so many beauties springing to life these May days, and the scent of lily of the valley is ever present.

  6. Tiny flowers are the hardest to capture, Ann-Christine, and these are lovely. I’m a bit ‘bull in a china shop’ so I probably won’t take part. 🙂 🙂

    • Happy to have spring here now – and yes, everything seems so delicate in this time of rebirth and joy. Hope the rains are over and your farmers are out working!

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