WPC: Out of This World

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“I address you all tonight for who you truly are:
wizards, mermaids, travelers,
adventurers, and magicians.
You are the true dreamers.”
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Brian Selznick

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“We travel, some of us forever,
to seek other states, other lives,
other souls.”
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Anaïs Nin

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“It is good to have an end to journey toward;
but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”
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Ursula K. Le Guin

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“Every dreamer knows
that it is entirely possible to be homesick
for a place you’ve never been to,
perhaps more homesick
than for familiar ground.”
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Judith Thurman

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“Wherever you go
becomes a part of you somehow.”
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Anita Desai

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All photos from the water garden at Brent and Becky Heath’s display gardens in Gloucester, Virginia.

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Photos by Woodland Gnome 2018

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For the Daily Post’s
Weekly Photo Challenge:  Out of This World

 

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Wednesday Vignettes: Flow

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“If you have a good idea, use it

so that you will not only accomplish something,

but so that you can make room for new ones

to flow into you.”


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Ming-Dao Deng

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“Water shapes its course

according to the nature of the ground over which it flows;

the soldier works out his victory

in relation to the foe whom he is facing.”

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Sun Tzu

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“The only way to make sense out of change

is to plunge into it, move with it,

and join the dance.”


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Alan W. Watts

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“Flow is the nature of energy;

flow is another name of life.”


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Banani Ray

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Photos by Woodland Gnome 2015

All photos were taken at the display gardens of Brent and Becky Heath in Gloucester, Virginia

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Thanks to Anna of Flutter and Hum for hosting Wednesday Vignettes each week.

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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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WPC: Afloat

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Always intrigued by water, we lingered beside the waterfall, stream, and pools of the rock garden in Brent and Becky Heath’s display gardens yesterday.

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Koi darted and gathered in the depths of the pools, floating among the rocks.

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Shadows cast by surrounding plants floated on the surface of the water.

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We were nearly afloat ourselves, buoyed along by the beauty of these golden spring time gardens. 

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Water remains essential to all life on Earth.

It courses through our veins, just as it gives form and substance to every leaf and stem in our gardens.

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Our gardens grow lush and bright because we are blessed with abundant rain and are surrounded by vibrant rivers here in coastal Virginia.  We still have pure groundwater to drink and to irrigate our gardens.

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Water is a gift to be treasured and protected; a resource which fills our lives, and our gardens, with beauty.

Weekly Photo Challenge:  Afloat

All photos were taken at Brent and Becky Heath’s dsplay gardens at their farm in Gloucester County, Virginia on April 9, 2015.  If you are in driving distance, please come and enjoy the Gloucester Daffodil Festival on April 11 and 12.

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Woodland Gnome 2015

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