Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things. Once you perceive it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day. And you will come at last to love the whole world with an all-embracing love.” ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky (The Brothers Karamazov)
blossoms float on gentle breezes
my heart soars in song
My dream garden would be lovely with greens of various shapes and heights. Blossoms of all variety and color would softly nod their (sometimes) perfumed heads. Bees and insects would buzz their joy as they diligently polinate. Butterflies would float on rainbow wings. Woods would edge this garden with a stream flowing through it. A comfey chair and table would be in place for reading, eating, observing, daydreaming. I realize I am fortunate to have these already. My mind roams free while digging hands into the soil, tending graceful plants. ...aaah...the mysterious divine....
PS: While thinking about this post for the etsy bloggers street team carnival, I was originally going in a different direction, researching gardens. I came up with some links of note I wish to share:
1. first photo above from Water Garden Magazine
2. I recently visited the magnificient Desert Botanical Garden" in Phoenix, Arizona, USA
3. Riga Botanical Garden (Universiy of Latvia)
article from The Baltic Times; 15 hectares with over 400 species of Latvian plants in addition to plants from all over the world
4. Botanic Gardens Conservation International
Check out our work
5. Kew Royal Botanic Gardens in Surrey, England, a World Heritage Site
link to images
6. BANKING ON LIFE a post from the blog Janet Marinelli.
Kew article about the exhibition. Kew's Millenium Seed Bank which collects wild seeds from all over the world, has a goal of collecting seed from 10% of the world's plants. amazing photographs by Rob Kesseler and Madeline Harley
7. Gardens of a Golden Afternoon a wonderful, delightful, inspiring blog with lots of splendid photos
Gardens are a form of autobiography. ~Sydney Eddison (Horticulture magazine, August/September 1993)
This one is for the etsy bloggers street team carnival!
middle 3 photos by me from my garden © 2007-2008