A photo blog connecting life and the natural world in and beyond the garden.
One by one plants in the garden produce their last flower
Beyond our need to create beautiful spaces
Beyond our need to have color and scent in our lives
Flowers provide a vital link in our existence
Look closer at the flowering plants in your yard
You will be amazed at the variety and number of species that frequent your plantings
But even more amazing is the knowledge that without these pollinators we would not have our orchards, gardens and meditative spaces.
Sitting quietly beside a Daisy mum in my garden I watched and captured in photos many of the creatures who frequented the plant.
Take a moment in time and sit outside in a green space or garden. Choose a plant to focus your attention and watch life unfolding around you.
1998 – I measured, researched, weeded and planted. Then I submitted a blueprint to have my original property certified as A Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. A storm moved through, all was washed away and we moved on.
2012 – I went online, clicked on the site, answered questions and my new property was certified as a Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.
The first certification was difficult but an amazing learning experience. The second much easier and allows for the inclusion of many more properties. In both cases I needed to provide four basic elements for wildlife: food, water, cover and places to raise young.
Sunflowers not only provide a warm palette for garden design, they also provide food for a variety of wildlife.
Whether planted by birds or squirrels of intentionally planted by the gardener, sunflowers add multiply dimensions to any garden.
At any given moment on any given day
Creatures of both the day and night
Make these gardens their home
It is an honor to provide an environment for all to live in harmony
In return they provide for us
A sense of peace
A place for reflection
And connectivity with our Mother, Gaia
As I embraced the trunk I was warmed by her radiating heat
Was that her heat beating in anticipation of Luna’s rise?
Lifting my eyes skyward I saw Luna’s face marred by clouds just as smoke may hide the blue of the sky
Without the rays of the sun delivering the color spectrum objects are unable to break free from their silhouettes
The vibrant colors of a sun-lite world now appeared as nothing more than drawings of ink