A photo blog connecting life and the natural world in and beyond the garden.
As I walk through the gardens in the morning I wonder how to best share its transformation.
Just a few months ago the Dreamer was blanketed by snow and paths were non-existent.
Color now abounds,
birds sing and “creatures great and small” share this sacred space.
In this heaven on earth, earth is the focus today. We are not corporeal creatures floating peacefully in some nether region. We are tied to this world into which we were born. We need sustenance to live and grow. To interrupt the cycle of life is to play God.
The beauty of creation was the focus of my last post. Today we see the reality of sustaining life. We do not eat most of our food alive. It is killed, cleaned and packed. Other creatures do not have this luxury. This chance encounter has put into perspective the reality of the cycle of life for me.
Green and growing, that’s my mantra for the spring season. So a brown leaf on my newly planted River Birch caused concern. As I ventured closer I was puzzled by the symmetry of the image.
Closer yet, my brain finally registered what I was seeing – pair of Walnut Sphinx moths engaged in creation.
Click on this link to find out more about this cute couple! Butterflies of North America
What is heaven? Being raised in a culture where we were taught all good people go to heaven, as a child I often visualized what my heaven would look like. For years I thought it would be an expansive beach. I would walk along the water’s edge picking up broken shells and putting them back together.
But as I’ve aged I now believe I have found heaven on earth.
It is a place where I toil from morning to evening co-creating a living canvas.
Colors blend, creatures thrive and happiness abounds.
Not far from the family of fox photographed the beginning of the month a trio of Turkey Vultures braved strong wind gusts to bask in the mid-spring sun
Interested in learning more? Check out The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, All About Birds Just click on the link below