Perennial Sunflower

The same stream of life that runs through my veins night and day runs through the world and dances in rhythmic measures. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth in numberless blades of grass and breaks into tumultuous waves of leaves and flowers.

~ Rabindranath Tagore

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Swallowtail

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. 

~ Rabindranath Tragore

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Hiding

The power of imagination makes us infinite.

~ John Muir

 

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Mammoth

I traded a handmade necklace in a trade blanket with a young friend back in the winter for these seeds. She had saved them from the previous summer. I think I got the better end of that trade. (The goldfinch and bumbler bees agree.)

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Illuminated

Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.

~ Theodore Roethke

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