How, in our modern world, can we find our way to understand the earth as a gift again, to make our relations with the world sacred again?
~ Robin Wall Kimmerer
I must have flowers. Always and always.
~ Claude Monet
This post is in response to Susannah Conway’s April Love 2018 prompt for today: Flowers. I meant to bring you some photos of flowers that are popping up around here now, but got lost in the past instead.
The images I’m using are, as you can tell if you’re reading the captions, from our vacation in Maine last year. I’m starting with the wildflowers blooming in a small park near where we stayed.
One of the places we visited while we were in Maine last year was the Coastal Maine Botanical Garden in Boothbay. I wish that I lived nearby so that I could visit it throughout the year. It’s one of the most beautiful botanical gardens I’ve had the privilege and pleasure to visit.
The Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens consist of 270 acres of shorefront property. There are ornamental gardens, woodland trails, waterfront views, incredible stonework, a fairy house village, a meditation garden, a children’s garden, and more. I could have spent our entire vacation exploring the place. I didn’t of course, because if I had, I wouldn’t have seen some other wonderful sights while we were in Maine.
Thank you for stopping by to enjoy the flowers with me today. Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. And have a great weekend! 🙂
A few of the 10,000 reasons to be happy: 686) A walk on the beach at the Point this morning. I don’t often go out there during the day. I should do it more often. 687) Spotting a new (to me) bird at the Point. I think it was a Greater Yellowlegs. 688) Watching the waves roll in on this windy day. 689) An Osprey sitting on one of the trees at the Point. 690) Sharing lunch with M, always a pleasure.
In time of rain I come:
I can sing among the flowers:
I utter my song: my heart is glad.
Water of flowers foams over the earth:
My heart was intoxicated.
~ Jane Bierhorst, In the Trail of the Wind