Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wildflower Garden

Larkspur and Cilantro

To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter; to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird's nest or a wildflower in spring - these are some of the rewards of the simple life.  ~John Burroughs

 Bachelor Buttons
I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.  ~e.e. cummings

California Poppies
“Through the dancing poppies stole A breeze most softly lulling to my soul.” 
By John Keats

The Song of the Flower
"At dawn I unite with the breeze
To announce the coming of light;
At eventide I join the birds
In bidding the light farewell.
The plains are decorated with
My beautiful colors, and the air
Is scented with my fragrance.
As I embrace Slumber the eyes of
Night watch over me, and as I
Awaken I stare at the sun, which is
The only eye of the day.
I drink dew for wine, and hearken to
The voices of the birds, and dance
To the rhythmic swaying of the grass.
I am the lover's gift; I am the wedding wreath;
I am the memory of a moment of happiness;
I am the last gift of the living to the dead;
I am a part of joy and a part of sorrow.
But I look up high to see only the light,
And never look down to see my shadow.
This is wisdom which man must learn.  
 ~Khalil Gibran~
Wild Dewberry Blossoms  
"If instead of a gem, or even a flower, we should cast the gift of a loving thought into the heart of a friend, that would be giving as the angels give."
-  George MacDonald 

Happy Gardening!


  1. Great quotes - I especially like Geo McDonald. There is nothing like Texas wildflowers.

    Take good care,


  2. Beautiful photos and wonderful quotes and poetry. A lovely post to read.

  3. Simply Amazing,Pam!! Thank you for your Sweet Devotion to All Things Good and Bountiful!!
    I Still Muse about your Homemade Cinnamon Twirls!!

  4. Thank you for the invitation! Loved the pics and the wonderful poetry. You are so creative! Elizabeth is so fair and beautiful, a true princess!