Green On Green On Green

Muscadine grape vines, grown from last summer's seeds, twine through thyme and chives.

Muscadine grape vines, grown from last summer’s seeds, twine through thyme and chives.

 

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Now in the heart of August, the heart of summer,

the world glows  Green on green on green.

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Rose scented Geranium

Rose scented Geranium

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We are wrapped in every green imaginable;

moist, vibrant, healing in every shade and hue.

Winter’s white, browns and grey have melted into green lushness.

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Redbud leaves

Redbud leaves

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Every branch and stem obscured by verdant leaves,

The Earth opened

and clothed herself in emerald herbs and grasses,

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Scented Geranium

Scented Geranium

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Moss and vine;  fern and shrub .

The air shimmers with it,

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Beautyberry

Beautyberry

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The warm air fragrant with perfume of mown sweetgrass

and sun soaked leaves.

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We feast on greenness,

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Seeing it, smelling it, tasting it, hearing the rustle of leaves

on summer breezes;

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Filling ourselves with living greenness

As the year cycles onward yet again.

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A rose among Ginger Lily

A rose among Ginger Lily

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Words and Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014

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“If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change.

As a man changes his own nature,

so does the attitude of the world change towards him.

We need not wait to see what others do.”  

 

Mahatma Ghandi

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Global Meditation for Peace today

at noon, your own local time.

 

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About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

2 responses to “Green On Green On Green

  1. Wonderful! You have captured the very essence of summer. This will be a good post to revisit next winter!

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