Tuesday, January 29, 2008
World within my garden
Another flowering Hellebore, and a world within a world. The close up of the centre reveals finer details of the Hellebore.
Golden oval shapes, floating pollen grains like satelites orbiting the centre, A pink central spire arising from the golden centre, and neatly folded green tubes. A bug sits at the base of the the pink Cathedral feasting on the sugary nectar.
I did not even see him as I had to kneel down, lean sideways, and look up balancing on the raised slabs, through the camera electronic view finder. Life through a lens reveals small mysterys and beauty.
The more we look at the natural beauty of apparently simple things (like flowers) the more we realise how complex they are.
The delicate petals bely how tough these plants are as its been freezing,soaking wet, and freezing cold winds. The white sails remain aloft, unphased by the inclement weather of December and January.
One more long day to go tomorrow at work, before a garden day on Thursday..Hurray!