Emissary of Light

We come spinning out of nothingness, scattering stars like dust.   ~ Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi

White, violet tinged, water lily blooming against a field of stars.

Emissary of Light


“A Native American legend says that the water lily was once a star. It fell from the sky and, striking the water, it changed into a flower (1).” This is the quote that inspired the name, Emissary of Light. Water lilies do seem to be messengers, inspiring countless people throughout time with their beauty. This lily appears to shine with an inner light against the green of the lily pads, and the deep black of the star filled sky.

The night sky you see in the background was a photograph I made during the Perseid meteor shower on a moonless night, a perfect backdrop for this glowing water lily. There are so many colors in the stars! It was amazing to see blue, white, and even red, in the stars. (You may need to view a close up to see the colors in the stars.) I’ve never seen so many shooting stars as there were that night. Venus, Saturn, and Mars were visible to the naked eye. It was a magical evening.

I hope you enjoy my newest water lily. Inspiration is all around us. Let yourself be inspired today.



water lily. (2011). In Compton’s by Britannica. Retrieved from http://kids.britannica.com/comptons/article-9277673/water-lily (1)


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