Tuesday, 25 June 2013

FLOWERS IN THE GARDEN

How I love the different varieties of flowers that grow around this area, whether they were planted or grow wild, I adore them all. From the Lupins that line the curvy country roadsides, their blue and pink spires nodding in the wind, to the Begonia's in my hanging baskets, flowers bring joy and happiness in to ones life.


When I walk through the garden or in to the forest it always amazes me how nature has a plan. As one type of flower dies off, another grows and blossoms giving us a tremendous display of beauty. It's as if nature is putting on a show. Their many different blossoms provide sweet nectar for the all the creatures that need it, and each plant has a purpose to its place here on earth. Just like people. We all have a purpose here on earth as well. And just as in the plant world, as one dies off another is born.




And for me, I see beauty in the weeds as well. They also blossom,grow flowers and serve a purpose. What some may find a nuisance and pull from the ground, I let them abound, surrounding my yard with beauty. We can take lessons in life from nature. In our world some of us see some people as weeds, and try to remove them from our existence, declaring them a nuisance,  when they only long to have their beauty and worth appreciated as well.

 

I truly believe that if we, as a society looked to nature, and listened and followed what it has to teach us, our lives would be richer and fuller, and we could live in more harmony than we do today. There will always be bad people, and bad things happening, I'm not that na├»ve, but I do believe that if we took a gentler approach to life, it would be more peaceful and happy, compared to the way a lot of the world is living today. Now I know what you're thinking. I should get out my flowered dress, my sandals, my colored glasses and call it a day. But honestly, if you think about it, this planet creates miracles every day. And nature even has a way of dealing with itself. It creates storms, forest fires and earthquakes to name a few. And as devastating as these things are, when it is all said and done there is a resurgence and regrowth and change that occurs after these events take place.

This planet has had it figured out from the start. We should really take notice and follow its example to the best of our ability. We should stop and listen and watch as nature take its course. The lessons it holds for us, are priceless.

 
 
 

1 comment:

  1. I am a big fan of gardening and nature too. There is something so calming about it :)

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