I’m tired of waking up to a spectacular spring day crying.
I’m exhausted from all the noise. I’m so sad to see how all our lives have changed. I am distressed for my grandson and the world he is inheriting.
I am heartbroken.
How do I hold on to my sanity? How do I nurture that small, quiet space I have to weather this storm?
On a recent visit to a friend’s house, who is an avid gardener and herbalist, I found the answer.
As I entered her back yard I saw an assemblage of potted plants in all shapes and sizes. Each with only one variety in its designated container, arranged in groups to highlight their inherent beauty.
I just sat and took the spectacle in. Moved by their grace, I reached for my camera and clicked away. There was a steady breeze wafting through the garden, so creating a tack sharp image was impossible. That never stopped me. I clicked away.
I found an exquisiteness in the blurred lines. Blocks of vibrant color came alive showing a different perspective and a moment of calm.
My hope is that the following images will allow you to also have a moment of calm. A moment for you to find your small, quiet, space to wipe your tears and see the good that surrounds us, even in difficult times.
Live in color,
Thank you Mary
Every good story has a cast of characters. It is the uniquely different personalities that weave a rich narrative.
Follow me into my garden, into a wild patch of herbs and weeds. This unattended plot is lush and humming with life. It is a place where field mint and chive live harmoniously with their roots deeply planted ensuring their perennial reappearance.
I was drawn to this patch of weeds at the break of dawn. I heard an undeniable call, summoning me. Getting up from my warm, comfy, bed I made my way outside and positioned myself next to the tangled plot. There I sat on the moist grass looking for nothing in particular and wanting nothing. I just observed. Slowly, I was delighted to be introduced to this botanic cast of characters.
It all started with the Gate-keeper, protecting the newly formed buds.
The harmonic resonance, swirling through the air was supplied by the choir.
Then my eye met the sage.
And what story would be complete without the temptress.
There are worlds within worlds and stories within stories all available to us if only we sit still.
Live in color,
An image alone sometimes feels insufficient, that’s where Musings come in. A space where words and images come together to tell the story.
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