October 23, 2015 trees 043


Our Salvia leucantha draws many beautiful visitors to its sweet nectar.  Standing near it and just quietly watching the comings and goings of these beautiful insect visitors is both delight and meditation.  The great yogis, like Pantanjali and Naropa, lived high in the Himalayas; far from such delights as this.  How would their teachings have been different , had they lived in a garden instead?

I appreciate this meditation on life in all of its forms, its fragility and strength, and its conscious efforts to survive.


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And I wonder at the invitation inherent in a single plant we consciously include in our garden.  What a great communion of species coming together, to partake of the life-giving powers of  this Salvia.


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Photos by Woodland Gnome 2015


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About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

3 responses to “Visitors

  1. Laying out the buffet table and they love it – Lovely photos!

  2. Beautiful! Love the picture of the buterfly.

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