I am very lucky to have a large test garden along my commute, so I stop there often to get a breath of nature and learn about the things that grow best in our area. This test garden is a place where you can see a variety of plants and see how they grow and compare to each other. This garden contains; flowers, vegetables and fruits.
Right now the daylilies are in full bloom and looking at the mass planting of all these different variety can take your breath away (not to mention the fragrance in the air). But it’s when you look closely when you are surrounded by so much beauty that you get to really experience nature at it’s best.
Look at the texture that different flowers can showcase. I think I’m going to take this photo and work on a line drawing this weekend to explore the ruffles, and the veins that are so compelling in this variety.
Insects are another thing that you can find when you look closely.
Do you like a vibrant classic pink flower, or do you enjoy a new look like this light yellow that seems to glow in the sun.
Some flowers love to show off as single blooms, others find that clumping together it the way to make a splash.
Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.Maharishi Mahesh Yogi
When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.Georgia O’Keeffe
The key to nature’s therapy is feeling like a tiny part of it, not a master over it. There’s amazing pride in seeing a bee land on a flower you planted – but that’s not your act of creation, it’s your act of joining in.Victoria Coren Mitchell
If you have a favorite flower, please let us know in the comments below. I hope that you have a wonderful weekend, and look closely when you are surrounded by so much beauty.