“Plants are also integral to reweaving
the connection between land and people.
A place becomes a home when it sustains you,
when it feeds you in body as well as spirit.
To recreate a home, the plants must also return.”
Robin Wall Kimmerer
“In the rain forest, no niche lies unused.
No emptiness goes unfilled.
No gasp of sunlight goes untrapped.
In a million vest pockets, a million life-forms quietly tick.
No other place on earth feels so lush.
Sometimes we picture it as an echo
of the original Garden of Eden—a realm ancient,
serene, and fertile, where pythons slither and jaguars lope.
But it is mainly a world of cunning and savage trees.
Truant plants will not survive.
The meek inherit nothing.
Light is a thick yellow vitamin they would kill for,
and they do. One of the first truths one learns
in the rain forest is that there is nothing
fainthearted or wimpy about plants.”
“As dreams are the healing songs
from the wilderness of our unconscious –
So wild animals, wild plants, wild landscapes
are the healing dreams
from the deep singing mind of the earth.”
Appreciation, always, to Anna at Flutter and Hum for hosting the Wednesday Vignette each week. Please visit her for links to other beautiful garden photos from around the planet.
There are still a very limited number of A Forest Garden 2016 garden calendars left, if you wanted one and didn’t order it in December. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to order.