Look closely and see what is often overlooked…
Three simple eyes that guide a bee to its nest
Feet with suction cups that allow security when holding tightly to a leaf
A discarded skin that nourishes the body
A covering that allows flight
Hundreds of individual petals that make up a whole
Sweeping vistas may be astounding but let us never ignore the beauty in the often overlooked
The droning of insects reverberates throughout my body
It begins with a subtle vibration on my ear drum which slowly permeates ever fiber of my being
Perhaps their songs are louder today as they instinctually know the world is in balance.
Twelve hours of light – twelve hours of darkness
Gaia is readying her children for what is to come
Birds of all sizes and colors join in the chorus as they search the fields and trees for seed and nut
Creatures who hug the earth are ever vigilant
As a kaleidoscope changes so does the landscape
Shades of green gives way to a patchwork of gold, orange and red
Autumn is upon us, there is still work to be done by all…
AS A GARDEN AGES – LIFE INCREASES
WHAT BEGAN AS A FEW PLANTS HAS TRANSFORMED INTO AN OASIS
A REFUGE FOR ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL
TAKE A MOMENT, LOOK CLOSELY AT A FLOWER, LOOK TO THE TREES …
The last time I shared the life of the gardens nighttime temperatures were below freezing and there was snow on the ground.
Now windows are opened both day and night while the cacophony of bird songs overwhelm one’s sense of hearing.
Babies are born, flowers grow and vegetables harvested.
The gardens are another year older as are its inhabitants …
the process of coming into being
of becoming important
Each spring layers disappear and what lies beneath waiting
Emerges into the light of a new season
If there is snow we see a season of white
Otherwise we see shades of brown and gray
But walk slowly and look closely
and you will see colors of spring and summer
Today is the day for the finishing touches
Flowers added to the wall of ribbon
Tents arrive as do additional tables and chairs
Picture frames adorn open spaces
A fun rack of dress-up clothes for those in a party mood
Tomorrow the wedding!