Thursday, February 10, 2011

Flower Celebration

Flower Celebration

The Flower Celebration is one of my favorite services at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva. It celebrates community and fellowship. An alternate name, and one I like, is the Flower Communion.

The service was started by Rev. Norbert Capek in Prague in 1923 and has since been adopted by many UU churches.

Consecration of the flowers:

Infinite Spirit of Life, we ask thy blessing on these, they messengers of fellowship and love.

May they remind us, amid all diversities of knowledge and of gifts, to be one in desire and affection and devotion to they holy will.

May they also remind us of the value of community and companionship, of doing and sharing alike.

May we cherish friendship as one of life's most precious gifts.

May we not let awareness of another's talents discourage us, but may we instead realize that whatever we can do, be it great or small, the efforts of all of us are needed to do thy work in this world. Amen.


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Frazier Studio
Batavia, Illinois

June 6, 2010

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Small Postman

Small Postman

Heliconius erato
The Notebaert Nature Museum
Judy Istock Butterfly Haven
www.naturemuseum.org
Chicago, Illinois
January 2008
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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Cantigny on Fire

Cantigny on Fire

The annual spring prairie burn at Cantigny Park, Wheaton, Illinois on April 1, 2010.

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Monday, February 7, 2011

The Heinous Plant

The Heinous Plant
Knautia macedonica

We started noticing this really hideous plant growing by our garage. It looked horrible and all Kate kept saying was that the flower on this thing had better be worth it. It ain't bad. But it would be better sitting on top of a plant that wasn't so heinous.

June 2009
Batavia, IL

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