The first freeze of the year beneath a bird bath with falling water frezzing on the rocks and leaves overnight. The ribbons of ice in the central left are actually ice coated daylilly leaves. Pretty I thought, and worth a picture in awe of natures beauty!
The intricate beauty and magic of creation is perhaps what motivates me to be a gardener along with the great peace of being close to nature. I built my garden over three years as a retreat and a place for meditation. This is my first planting of Iris in the garden and it gets to have it’s picture taken. :)
We are ruled by time all or most of our lives. The creative people (you) know that it seems to slow down or even stop when we are involved on a project. Having practiced serious meditation for more than 4 decades, my experience has been that it doesn’t exist at all. Like the mind, it is a tool but a poor master! I hope you like my rendition of the false reality of time.
While working in the garden over the years, I have saved some of these beach pebbles because of their shape. I'm picky, so out of the thousands, I kept but a few. Recently, I decided to spend some quiet time trying to stack and balance them. It was fun and the concentration required can bring a heightened peace and presence, unless one falls off the table onto your foot! :)