Monday Musings ~ Flower Reflections for Life
This is likely my last post until after our wedding, as this week is full of meaningful preparations. I thought that I’d leave you with some flower inspiration via thoughtful quotes and photos from yesterday’s garden tending. Everything continues to grow and bloom, reflecting the beauty of life in process.
I discovered our very first rose – this sweet pink one – was in continued awe over the vibrant
yellow lilies that are two-thirds open now, and squealed in joy over the flourishing baby clover and
the bed of wildflower plants that are joyously reaching for the sun!
Astrid was also very excited, as I took in our first Garden Tower harvest to her this weekend that overflowed the basket with her favorite delicious fragrant herbs.
A Steller’s Jay feather also wanted to join in the abundance that day.
Yesterday was a huge gift out back along our Forest Portal trail. We were discussing wedding details when suddenly a baby cub emerged from the Aspen trees. Momma bear was close behind and they were an incredibly beautiful sight to experience. Momma bear is our resident bear that we’ve seen several times here in the backyard. We know her because she wears a tagged collar for monitoring purposes. This is the first time we see her with a cub. She had only one and the sweetheart was so tiny and adorable – likely not very old at all. Both slowly walked passed us not far from the trail, with mom stopping to check us out, but continued on peacefully with baby trailing close behind.
I have SO many bear dreams in recent months (the most of any repetitive theme) that this was an added punctuation to all of those messages.
Later we saw a baby duckling paddling around the pond on our way to the lake. She was on her own, but I’m sure mom wasn’t far and likely went off to get her something while she remained safe in the brush at pond’s edge.
So much new growth, blossoming, and birthing and it all feels like beautiful symbolism for this new life beginning for us.
Let us sing in color, flourish with new growth, laugh in flowers, and imagine like little children.
“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero
“Like wildflowers; You must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.” ~ E.V.
“Open the bloom of your heart and become a gift of beauty to the world.” ~ Bryant McGill
“Every flower must grow through dirt.” ~ Laurie Jean Sennott
“Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities in the world.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“A flower’s appeal is in its contradictions — so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect.” ~ Terri Guillemets
“All the flowers of the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.” ~ Indian Proverb
“She is like a wildflower; beautiful, fierce, and free.” ~ Unknown
A last reminder that our Summer Solstice Magick Rabbit Sale ends at Midnight on June 20th. It’s been sweet to see some of the prints and greeting cards becoming favorites for people. Whimsical fun and love can be found here: