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 …
Bits and pieces left behind
In hidden corners
Beauty, symmetry, organic
Aromatic scents fill the air
The earth’s perfume – sweet, earthy, musk and floral notes tease our sense of smell
A walk through a garden is experiential
Morning sun, Gaia awakes and her children stand – stretch – shake in an effort to remove night dew from their eyes
Now is the time to search for food
Stand still and you will feel a vibration – hear a humming
Look skyward and see them
Strengthening their relationship A symbiotic dance
Without the bees there would be no seeds for birds to eat or plants to proliferate in next year’s gardens
While walking gardens paths
One by one
They come into view
Tall and stately
Hidden under leaves
Mandala from beneath
Or feeding venues from above
And so it begins not with a bang but with whispers
Small increments – not overwhelming – subtle
No longer are echoes of memories all I have
The earth and sun’s dance has once again brought them full circle
Gaia awakens her children
We are reunited with those we have missed for so long
As many of you know my last post was dedicated to the Philadelphia Flower Show. I promised myself I would leave with a plethora of photos and I did. Today is the second installment of those photos.
I was fortunate to have my first peek of the show through the lens of a fellow blogger. I’ve included the link to her post,
Dreaming of Spring
Additional photos were also featured on
Monday’s Fine Gardening Photo of the Day
Enjoy your second installment – Enjoy a step into spring!