A child said What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands;
How could I answer the child? I do not know what it is any more
~ Walt Whitman, Song of Myself
Get close to grass and you’ll see a star.
~ Dejan Stojanovic, The Sun Watches the Sun
Of all the things I photograph, I like the meadows the best. The grasses are so beautiful, especially when the wind moves through, creating waves and ripples. I know the meadows at Breezy Acres well, and have my favorite spots. I find the assortment of grasses endlessly fascinating. Someday I’ll know the meadows here at the Wabi-Sabi Ranch just as well, but for now, it’s all new and only vaguely familiar.
I like the wildflowers, too. I often forget their names, but I do recognize their faces.
Silently a flower blooms,
In silence it falls away;
Yet here now, at this moment, at this place,
The world of the flower, the whole of
the world is blooming.
This is the talk of the flower, the truth
of the blossom:
The glory of eternal life is fully shining here.
~ Zenkei Shibayama
On my way to the cattails, I passed the wisteria, thinking I missed its blossoming time. But there, in the shadows, was one small gift. The last of this year’s wisteria flowers.
The dragonflies came out to play, but I’m saving them for another post. Instead, I’ll show you something I’ve caught glimpses of when we lived in the Bogs, but was never able to capture until I took that last walk around the pond before traveling back to the Eastern Shore last week.
It’s a Cedar Waxwing. Not only did this lovely creature turn around, but he or she (I’m not sure) moved closer. Just for me, I like to think.
Thank you for stopping by, and joining me for another look at what I found going on at Breezy Acres in the Bogs. It’s nice to revisit cooler weather memories. The heatwave continues and so far, the heat index is up to 112 again at noon. The dew point is at an astounding 81 degrees. Good grief. We’ll soon have to swim rather than walk through the air.
Have a great weekend! I’ll be back sometime with the dragonflies. In the meantime, be good, be loving, be kind. Just Be. 🙂