Originally I had planned on having a fall blooming clematis vine but the flower, being extremely delicate began withering before I had hoped. So what to do. Time for some Black Eyed Susans instead which may have worked out better, but still keeping the vine.
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! :)