“They were full of mysteries and secrets,
like… like poems turned into landscapes.”
“Gardens are made of darkness and light entwined.”
“Entering a garden like Bomarzo
was like succumbing to a dream.
Every detail was intended
to produce a specific effect on the mind and body,
to excite and soothe the senses like a drug.
To awaken the unconscious self.”
“Gardens and chocolate
both have mystical qualities.”
“Magic exists. Who can doubt it,
when there are rainbows and wildflowers,
the music of the wind
and the silence of the stars?
Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic.
It is such a simple
and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.”
Photos by Woodland Gnome 2017
“The older a wizard grows, the more silent he becomes,
like a woody vine growing over time
to choke a garden path, deep
and full of moss and snakes,
running everywhere, impenetrable.”
Lifelong teacher and gardener.
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Definitely magical! ❤
I saw that first shot while sitting in the garage, pulling on my garden shoes this morning. I was mesmerized and just had to get that image first thing ❤ ❤ ❤
🙂 So glad you did!