Sunday, October 20, 2013

Quote 4U - The Gardener #2 CAMUS

Thoughts to celebrate the deeply rooted appreciation, love, and joy you find in gardening and the nature that cradles all of us.

“Autumn is a second Spring
where every leaf is a flower.”

Albert Camus

Every now and then, this Blog posts a quote that speaks to all of us who share a deep respect and love of nature and gardening.  Along with the meditative quote, Gardens at Waters East will share a few never before seen pictures.  Here then is today’s posting to feed your mind, spirit, and delight your eyes. These are the colors of the gardens this Autumn.  Notice the colors, the variations, the details. The quote from Camus is very fitting indeed.

 Garden Leaves
Lake Michigan in the background


 Autumn Jazz Ninebark

 Solomon Seal

 Dwarf Goat's Beard

 Engleman Ivy


 Overview - leaves

 Hops - Humulus Lupulus "Aureus"

 Native Primerose

 Ivy in Blue Spruce

 Golden Nugget Ninebark

 Locus - seed pods

Creeping Jenny


 Spirea Fritsch - bush

 Spirea Fritsch - close up of a leaf



Pampas Grass
Lake Michigan in background

All photos were taken in the Gardens at Waters East

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  1. Exactly...every leaf on your photo is like a flower. Very beautiful!

  2. Pretty up-beat for Camus. (And I agree with him too.)

  3. Lovely quote - I'm feeling that way about my garden at the moment too - added to which is nice to feel I'm a bit more in control than when things are growing away like mad. Thanks for the pictures