Friday, July 24, 2009

The Garden in Motion

Black Magic' elephant ears tossing in the wind like the ears of real pachyderms reminded me of how alive the garden seems when there is motion. Nearby tall grasses gracefully swayed and a fountain's spray created more motion as well as sound.



Flower treats are usually fairly static unless there's a stiff breeze. We note fragrance in the garden, hear bird songs, feel texture and other tactile experiences of leaves and blossoms like the velvet of lambs' ears. Motion is yet another garden experience. Right now I'm getting lots of movement from butterflies.


Spicebush Swallowtail on Lantana

Porterweed

Pentas


Pride of Barbados and Esperanza

I once had a cute little plastic yellow jacket whose wings were a pinwheel, but he fell to the mower. I always wanted one of those copper motion sprinklers that form patterns.

What is in motion in your garden?

1 comment:

  1. Great pics Nell ... right now the winds are blowing, even the large zucchini is bending to their force. And of course we have rain....

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