Wednesday, November 20, 2013

November; Gems found in my garden;

Flowers, admire and lament their short beauty;  ©Ts 2013

The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers.  ~Basho

FLOWER-SALUTE. by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
THIS nosegay,--'twas I dress'd it,--

Greets thee a thousand times!
Oft stoop'd I, and caress'd it,

Ah! full a thousand times,
And 'gainst my bosom press'd it

A hundred thousand times!


Lichen on bush rock

I think all flowers are  full of hope,  despite they do not own  tomorrow; ©Ts 2013

Fungi garden.

'Tis my faith that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes!
~William Wordsworth, "Lines Written in Early Spring," Lyrical Ballads, 1798

  I wished for nothing but a garden at sunrise to watch the flowers awaken. ©Ts 2013

Flowers... are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out values all the utilities of the world.  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1844

Flowers of the Cuban royal palm.

The fungi garden;

The flower offered of itself
And eloquently spoke
Of Gods
In languages of rainbows
And secret silence...
~Phillip Pulfrey, from Love, Abstraction and other Speculations,

Believe it or not:

Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature.  ~Gerard de Nerval

©Photos from my garden Ts.