She did it!!! She’s bloomed!
The lovely Agave plant which has captured our attention with her determination has outwitted latitude and climate (and frost) to reach a height of about 20 feet and bloomed!
As you know from previous posts, agaves only bloom once before they die. And as you can see here, her energy is definitely waning in comparison with her sister plants.
It’s been such an interesting process to watch. I have found myself drawn to visit and check on her. And I’m not alone. Whenever I pop by, she is always busy entertaining company.
Well, good for her. She’s done her job. And along the way, has given us all a little lesson in botany as well as in the power of hope.
This lovely lady rested beside me for a moment or two.
Dragonflies carry with them a weight of myth and folklore.
In Feng Shui, dragonflies mean change, new beginnings and bring all kinds of nice things.
Some people think a visit from a dragonfly is a visit from someone from heaven.
Another take suggests that they represent self-awareness and living in the moment. This might come from the fact that dragonflies spend most of their lives as nymphs, living as adults for only usually a few months.
All of this adds to the beautiful mystic of the dragonfly. These elegant and versatile fliers are equally at home in the air, on land and on the water. And they eat mosquitoes!! Or, so I’m told. A positive characteristic in any visitor.
One thing I know for sure, when this particular dragonfly alighted beside me, the world stood still for a few breaths as I marvelled in this small gift.
WPC – temporary
“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘It will be happier'” – Alfred Lord Tennyson
As the sky brightened on this New Years Day, we were presented with this fleeting vision. I’m choosing to take this as hint of things to come.
Wishing us all a year of good health, love and compassion. Here’s to 2017!
“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it” – Edith Wharton
One of the beautiful buildings surrounding Harvard Yard is reflected in a window of the Harvard Memorial Church. The church stands at one end of the Yard, opposite the Widener Library – to dramatic effect.
Photos were taken in 2014 as I wandered the grounds. I felt smarter just standing there! And looking at these photos makes me feel it’s time for another visit.
WPC – Mirror
Forsythia is pure joy. There is not an ounce, not a glimmer of sadness or even knowledge in forsythia. Pure, undiluted, untouched joy.
Anne Lindbergh (1906 – 2001)
A few forsythia branches brought inside to bloom….. because I fear it will be a very long time before they have the chance to bloom outside this year. They lift me up!
“Pure, undiluted, untouched joy.”
A photo for Macro Monday…
This makes me so happy, I just have to share it with you….
And don’t think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter.
It’s quiet, but the roots are down there riotous. – Rumi
This bleeding heart plant in my garden is presently and quietly buried under about three or four feet of snow. It is reassuring to think that “the roots down there (are) riotous” 🙂
The photo was taken last June…. Oh, how I look forward to re-uniting!!
Weekly Photo Challenge – Rule of Thirds