Sunday, May 31, 2009

Filled with Life

You have to take pictures because they fill you with life.

Henri Cartier-Bresson

This one's for Trudy :)

Thursday, May 28, 2009

The ineffable fragrance of you

I trod across the hillside
rounded the corner
and was stunned
by the ineffable fragrance
of you.
Suddenly I became all
about finding you,
buried in woodland thicket,
the cause of this glorious infusion,
this piercing, classic, delicious
only-in-springtime aroma.
And there you were, modest
in size and appearance, but
Empress of the lands around
you, and I your slave.

May 28, 2009

The delicious, common, road-side honeysuckle

Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Procession of Spring: Late May in the Bishop's Garden

Still exquisite, spring moves majestically toward summer, sharing the luxurious gifts of iris, poppy, peony, alium, salvia, nepeta, along with herbs and leafy greens... Here, a late-May tour of the Bishop's Garden and the glories therein on a recent Saturday.

Salvia, poppies & boxwood


Ladybug friend with Dandelion Greens (?)

Two views of the upper border, with (l to r) aliums, amsonia, salvia & peach-colored iris

The Blue Border near the Gazebo


Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all women,
who care for their children, their families and each other...

A dear friend writes, There are times you provide wise guidance to me, like a mother, and for that I am grateful....

And another friend writes, I am so thankful and grateful not only to my own mother, but to the many womyn who have guided my life and made me feel special and loved.

It's such an honor to be a part of their lives! And to be a part of the community of caring women who bring love and integrity to all that they do.

I thank my mother, no longer with us, and my mother-in-law, whom I dearly treasure, for their love and guidance. I thank my beautiful women friends and colleagues, who enrich all around them with their strong and joyous spirits. And I thank Mother Earth, who provides for us all...

Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Procession of Spring: Early May

Pansies, Blue Border, Bishop's Garden

Dutch Iris near Dupont Circle, May 2

To brighten your day!