After excitedly surveying my yard and gardens ( after being given a complete ” physical”) Tuesday… I found my self drifting back to the wooded area, just beyond my back yard but still within the property border line.
It is in this special area that my plant ” cemetery and re-birth” center is located… right along the edge of the woods.
I always take my three containers of hostas and other seasonal plants to place in the security of the woods, to give each plant a chance to die back but also renew life for some ( like the hostas) that return each spring more beautiful than the year before. ( Unless the deer get them!) Life is tough for plants too!
Yesterday… into the woods I went… drawn by the beauty of these huge green leaves or fronds… and though for many plants October is the dying month… some plants don’t leave without first leaving behind their greatest memoir of beauty.
I think autumn does belong to the leaves and not just the tree kind …
BUT… speaking of trees… I glanced up into my pear tree and there was one branch holding the first turning leaves of the season…before fall ends… there is the promise of more beauty to come… trees are very patient creatures… letting flowers go first in the fall! Then… just as they start fading… tree leaves turn into treasures of gold!
So until tomorrow… ” The eye through which we see God in nature… is the same eye through which God sees us.”
Today is my favorite day… Winnie the Pooh