I love gardens and remember when my husband and I walked through many of them all around the world.
If only life were like walking through a field of flowers every day soaking in the beauty and smelling their aroma, it would sure be a wonderful way to live.
When I walk by houses and see the owner gardeners digging away, making their place an example of a little piece of heaven, I have to say, these people are enriched by secrets many still have not learned.
This is another world full of joy and attracts life to it as bees to honey.
And yet once establishing such a place, man does not want to share with the creatures it attracts.
Creatures who need it to survive.
Bees, nightengales, squirrels, chipmunks, wasps, crows, coons possums,...... the critters come and become a nuisance, digging destroying all the hard work put in and creating more work.
For example the Shangrila Hotel in Singapore was a beautiful place to visit if just for the flowers alone hanging over the balconies.
Orchids were found every where.
Sentosa Island was another place where nature was proliferated naturally . They had a wonderful butterfly exhibit where you would enter and be surrounded by a lovely fluttering of delicate wings all around you. It felt strange to be a person in this world where only butterflies lived and you felt privileged to be a part of it, to see it alive and safe.
and the Botanical gardens in Montreal was a very favorite of mine. I used to take my grand mother there every summer. We walked from deserts into rain forests into the north and into the south. Bananas, figs, lemons, oranges, you name it they had it to show the public.
It was a great place for students to study botany and still is.
Driving through the Canadian Prairies is an experience one can never forget as one passes
never ending fields full of purples, yellows and greens . The aromas coming from these fields is incredible. A few fields were nothing but friendly sunflower heads looking at you, waving hello and goodbye . You had to wave back promising them you will return for a chat, one day soon.
Be he God, a farmer, a back yard hobbiest, botanist or just an employee planting a seed in a pot to watch it grow as he works every day. Flowers are a joy to behold. They inspire songs and fill the heart with their blooms, full of love, joy and longing, to be a part of the greater universe capable of such intense beauty.
Have a great day!