April 27, 2014

A few sights from this weekend accompanied by a few quotes from an article, “Beyond the Harvest: Five Ways Gardens Support Your Health” in…

“The garden possesses a rhythm tied to the weather and the seasons, and a connection to all living things, including other people.” Jill Metzler Patton

Who's picking the petals?

Who’s picking the petals?

It's...

It’s…

Babyzilla! And it's ok, tulip petals are pretty fun to pick and examine!

Babyzilla! And it’s ok, tulip petals are pretty fun to pick and examine!

“Tiptoeing through the tulips to reach the hedge beyond improves balance and coordination, while lunging and extending to prune or weed brings increased flexibility.” Jill Metzler Patton

Sunrise on the Missouri River

Sunrise on the Missouri River

A Horse

A Horse

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” Frances Hodgson Burnett. The Secret Garden

The Spy practiced a bit of photography this weekend...

The Spy practiced a bit of photography this weekend…

And got these two great shots of a skink in our yard:

Skink (taken by the Spy)

Skink (taken by the Spy)

“For many of us, a kind of magic arises in the garden.” Jill Metzler Patton

Skink (taken by the Spy)

Skink (taken by the Spy)

Usually skinks are pretty skittish, so it is pretty cool he got in that close!

Twisty vines on a tree (in Babler State Park)

Twisty vines on a tree (in Babler State Park)

A drizzly drive through Babler State Park

A drizzly drive through Babler State Park

My favorite quote, once more…

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” Frances Hodgson Burnett. The Secret Garden

6 thoughts on “April 27, 2014

  1. narf77

    Excellent images Spy, you take after your mum :). Look at that beautiful opalescent skin! I loved the book “The Secret Garden” and I agree…the whole world really IS a garden, it’s just sometimes we humans seem to want to pour concrete all over the top of it ;)

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  2. Eliza Waters

    Babyzilla’s still at it I see. Up and coming world class botanist! And Spy will be working for National Geographic doing assignments in the Amazon rainforest! Thanks for another enjoyable post. That last photo of the park is dreamy. It’d make a great poster.

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      We’ve often called the spy the “animal whisperer” so that would be a good fit! (if major league baseball player doesn’t pan out;) All those redbuds and dogwoods are definitely dreamy: it was hard to capture how awesome it looked in the park but the thousands of dogwoods in the forest reminded me of white Christmas lights! Very dreamy!

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