April 25, 2009

Flowers in My Garden

These are the few of the many flowers I have in my garden. Everyday I wonder of their beauty and uniqueness. One cannot be compared with the other.
Even the ones of the same variety, though they seem to look alike, each of them differ from one another in size, in shade of color, the petal arrangement, and the length of stems.
I don't know all them by name but surely their Maker does. I'm sure He knows, too, the number of petals and leaves as much as He knows the number of my hair.
He is mindful of His creation. Not one sparrow falls down on the ground without His knowledge and I wonder how it is with flowers.
Does He feel sad as I do each time I see a dying plant in my garden? Does He rejoice seeing new buds or when seedlings spring up from the ground?
My mind wanders when I'm in the garden......There are questions left unanswered.....but that does not matter.....
Gardening gives me power over life. I make life happen. I rise above all other created things!

Where flowers bloom so does hope.
Lady Bird Johnson, Public Roads: Where Flowers Bloom

Earth laughs in flowers. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Hamatreya"

Photos:N & Z, Summer 2009

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