Wednesday Vignettes: Lotus and Koi

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“It is said by the Eldar that in water there lives yet

the echo of the Music of the Ainur

more than in any substance that is in this Earth;

and many of the Children of Ilúvatar hearken

still unsated to the voices of the Sea,

and yet know not for what they listen.”


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J.R.R. Tolkien

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“In one drop of water

are found all the secrets of all the oceans;

in one aspect of You

are found all the aspects of existence.”


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Kahlil Gibran

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“When you sit in silence long enough,

you learn that silence has a motion.

It glides over you without shape or form, exactly like water.

Its color is silver.

And silence has a sound you hear

only after hours of wading inside it.

The sound is soft, like flute notes rising up,

like the words of glass speaking.

Then there comes a point when you must shatter

the blindness of its words, the blindness of its light.”

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Anne Spollen

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All photos from Brent and Becky’ Heath’s display garden in Gloucester, Virginia

 

Photos by Woodland Gnome 2015

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8 responses to “Wednesday Vignettes: Lotus and Koi

  1. Were these taken recently or on your trip in April?

    • These were taken Saturday up in Gloucester, VA. We visited the display gardens at Brent and Becky’s bulbs, which was full of butterflies, Eliza. I wish you had been there with us. Just absolutely gorgeous, and you could have named the ones I couldn’t! All perennials were half off, and I came home with Echinacea ‘Green Jewel’ and a lovely variegated Yucca. I was thrilled to find pots and pots of winter blooming Iris, too. A fabulous day trip!

      • Ooh, lucky you, sounds like a day trip I’d love! ‘Green Jewel’ sounds wonderful. 🙂

        • Have you grown either of the green hybrid Echinaceas, Eliza? I planted ours with the Yucca and a blue Agastache. I hope they are vigorous.

          • No, I haven’t grown any of the green. Just white and pink. I find the white not as vigorous, and a salmon one I planted failed to return the next year. I suspect hybrids not to be as hardy.

            • I agree with you, Eliza. The species is so much more reliable than the hybrids. I can never keep the white ones going for more than a couple of seasons, and haven’t tried the Salmon. It will be interesting to see how the E. ‘Green Jewel’ comes back. They are cute little plants with a single flower each. I realize I should cut them for the health of the plant, but haven’t done so yet- maybe on Monday 😉

  2. Cooling, gorgeous photos!

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