So much lavender lusciousness in one plant. I couldn’t resist adding this to my potted garden.
The moment of perfect light most often goes unnoticed as the sun silently slides down the day’s sky, washing all it touches in warm tones punctuated by stark shadows that will soon become night. Dock stanchions become geometric studies – their vertical lines tall, short, tall short – repeating the opposing rhythm of waves lapping lazily onto the fading shoreline.
(With appreciation for photographer Jim Brandenburg, who inspires so many of us to chase the light.)
Flowers never worry. They are never lonely. They start as the smallest seeds and as they take root in the depth of the cool earth, their arms reach upward toward the sun, embracing its warmth and exploding in a frenzy of joyous color. And even when the flowers fade, their petals curling and falling one by one, the earth celebrates their return, rewarding the flower with rest until the next warm spring day.