Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Garden Pictures for Mother's Day

Thoughts for Mother's Day, and some pictures of Gardens.

Some may hear the call of a father in the wilds of their heart. I, however, have always heard the call of the mother. I have heard the call of the mother in her winds that will take my breath to the old Florida racoons and the running white tailed dear of the forest and woods. I hear the call of the mother in the sunlight streaming through her canopy of trees that will carry my drink through rain and snow and quench the thirst of the great grizzly bear and the great northern raven so many wingbeats away. I hear the call of the mother in the gentle twisting of the giant live oak as the acorn takes root within my body. We are dust to dust. We do not live on the Earth. We live of the Earth. We are the Earth. We are to return to Earth; Mother Earth; Gaia. She, unconditionally, gives to us her trees which bear us fruit, her plants that bear vegetable and grain; these her offspring for our sustenance. She pours forth her essence in rivers and lakes and aquifers; her water for our drink. We share these with others of the Earth. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. There is nothing so beautiful. The cycle of Mother Earth. Whatever else may, may be. But we will all cycle back to our Earth.

So, in celebration of Mother's Day and Mother Earth, I post pictures of beautiful gardens. Pictures of  the celebration of our connection, our oneness with Earth. How happy we are when surrounded with flowers and plants and trees.

Happy Mother's Day to All who have created Children, Ideas, Thoughts, Paintings, Crafts, Great Meals, Artistic Movement; Song, Dance, who have loved animals, birds, and nurtured others to make this time, this Earth Dance more beautiful.

Garden rooms...

Inside Gardens....

wildflowers for flower children

 blue door and garden path

 symmetry in nature

 iron and wood


 evening garden toast



  1. I love what you wrote today, Brianne. Very powerful.

    Thank you for the garden photos - I'm homesick for mine, so I sure appreciated this beauty.


  2. Wow Brianne..this is breathtaking ..beautiful and soul-stirring...MAGICAL! Thanks for sharing this beautiful and special tribute!

    I just did a mother's essence post..I would love to add your link to share..let me know if that is ok with you..(if not divine too!)

    Hugs..this was mega-beautiful and very inspiring!!

  3. What a beautiful post, Brianne. I love how you have honored mothers, and women, with a tribute to Mother Earth. These gardens are scrumptious ... how I long to be out living in ours, however, the weather has been much to cold, wet, and windy to do so. I fear I can only take the briskness in small increments, but in those small moments, there is still much beauty to behold. Right now, the tulips are a profusion of riotous color amidst a canvas of greens ... the bumble bees have returned and are blissfully drinking themselves into stupors. How I missed their their droning musicality!

    Wising you a peaceful weekend, my friend!

  4. What a truly beautiful post! I love what you wrote - and that you honored the most important mother of all...Mother Earth. :) Those garden photos are so lovely. Enjoy the weekend! Theresa

  5. Beautiful words and images, Brianne! Happy Mother's Day to all.
    ~ Zuzu

  6. Oh my goodness! I have fallen off my chair - these photos are so gorgeous! That first garden room took my breath away...and your beautiful tribute to Mother Earth - breathtaking x

  7. Thankyou Brianne..I added your gorgeous link in..hugs..wonderful! have a most magical week ahead!

  8. This is a wonderful post and a magical blog! ;-)
    I love the secret garden photos. I long to have a magical garden with fairy lights!
    I would also like to live in warm Florida and have racoons and white tailed deer living nearby. We only have brown deer living in the local forest. I share your love of Mother Nature!
    I will be back again to visit your lovely site.

    May fairy Blessings,
    P.S. I am now following! :-)

  9. gorgeous post filled with love!
    love the misticism on the garden photos!
    that is so pretty!
    take care,

  10. Thank you for sharing the beauty of your thoughts.