I have recently discovered what a joy it can be to just look at flowers.
Not an amazing new discovery, perhaps, but something I have been too busy to do so far.
|Salvia patens Blue Angel|
Like every gardener, I spend a lot of time among plants, but I am usually doing something.
Weeding, deadheading, feeding, tying up stray branches and even watering are all tasks that take up most of my gardening time. I don't mind this: I enjoy taking care of plants, that is why I garden.
|Geranium x Cantabrigiense "Karmina"|
But I almost never simply look at my flowers.
All that changed yesterday, when I realized that I have no thoughts or pictures for the next blog post, so I took my camera and went into the garden waiting for inspiration.
Inspiration didn't come, but revelation did. Strolling around the garden and doing nothing but looking closely at even the smallest flowers brought me a lot of serenity and peace of mind. My heart rate went down, my mind cleared, and I found myself smiling for no obvious reason.
And I got a blog post out of it too. Which goes to show that one can always make something out of nothing.
|Geranium "Rozanne" and penstemon "Apple Blossom"|