Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished

Life in the Bloom household has been so madly busy this week that I really feel the need to go for a walk in the sunshine & enjoy a little peace amongst some flowers. Since this day is all but over & darkness has descended, it will have to be a virtual walk! Care to join me? Let's walk down here ...
I took these photos a couple of weeks ago in my local Botanic Gardens. Being late Autumn, there are not a lot of blooms to be found. But I did stumble upon a dahlia patch.
Giant, spiky ones ...
Cute pom-pom, button ones ...
Serene & simple ones, tinged faintly with pink ...
Ooooh, and a bee's bottom!
The camellia's are unfurling their plump buds ...
... to reveal a golden boss of stamens.
I have no clue what this little pink beauty is, but she sure is pretty!
And then around the corner is a beautiful collection of salvias. These are for you Annie!
Soothing blues and purples ...
... and a seldom seen yellow.
"Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves". ~ John Muir
Ahhh, that's better. Everything seems better after a turn about a garden, virtual or not! Peace descends. The night is quiet ... before the chaos that will be morning!


  1. That was delightful ,Ahhh I feel better too now ...love Jan in the UK xx

  2. Just beautiful! Perfect for a beautiful spring day. Love all the blooms.

  3. Beautiful photos...and lovely flowers!

  4. Aww Bloom, It may be Autumn on your side of the world, but it's Spring on ours. If you get time, have a peek at my blog jackofallcrafts.blogspot.com and see spring at it's best.
    I love your blog-it's truly an insiration!

  5. Now I do feel so good..ready to face another big day..xx

  6. beautiful, its such a lovely time of year, I can't help being outside too.

  7. Beautiful pics! I also have that purple Salvia...birds love it and its easily divided to make more plamts!

  8. What a beautiful start to my lovely day off work. Thank you so much. It has made me feel very calm, which I often need help with. Bloom, you're a treasure.

  9. Thanks. I sure needed that today.
    It's a very gloomy rainy day so fresh pretty flowers are a delight!

  10. Gorgeous, I'm quite fond of Dahlias and the colour of Salvia is glorious.

  11. Ros
    Thanks so much for that beautiful walk, it really has made my day. Such beauty, it just takes one off into another world, be it for a short time but very worthwhile none the less


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