I woke up to a chilly beautiful morning. I made smoothie for breakfast from cantaloupe, cucumber, spinach and hazelnut milk with chia seeds – it was delicious! I went outside to look at the plants, which I do every morning before I go to work but today was my day off and was able to appreciate the beautiful outdoors with no interruptions. The garden looked enchanted, I had to take photos. It was spellbinding the way the light hit every strand of grass and leaves covered in diffused light and flowers illuminated by the unobscured sky. The mother robin who was nesting in the dogwood, found worms to nourish its fledglings. I went outside, took a few shots of the front and back and then started sneezing. I thought I was going to die but I didn't think anyone has died from perpetual sneezing; so, I endured the pollen attack. Tekko, our dog ran outside once I opened the door, was also mesmerized by the garden. He sat on the grass quietly, perhaps listening to the serenading birds while the wind was blowing his thick mane. Here are some photos I took of the front garden.
And here are some photos of the back. For some reason the backyard garden looks enormous here, our yard isn't that big.
And here's Tekko giving me the raspberry.
If you're wondering what plants are in bloom right now, here's the list: Amsonia, Mint, Iris, Chinese Dogwood, Columbine, Honeysuckle, Heuchera, Allium, Phlox, Zizia, Variegated Nettle, Azalea, Baptisia, Blue-eyed Grass, Roses, Chinese Witch Hazel, Native Snowbell, Ninebark and Rhododendron. I'm sorry if I left anything out, that's all I can remember right now. I hope you enjoyed my photos. I'll take some more in the summer.
Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.