All through this blog I have shared walks around several of our local gardens and parks. We take turns visiting them and our last walk was around Green Spring Gardens. If you click on the label with its name below this post, it will take you to all the other visits we have made.
At this link you can read all about its history. This was the first time we explored the back of the house. We normally keep to the path which takes us in front.
I have tried to identify many of the flowers, plants and trees, and hopefully my plant app didn't make any mistakes. I am learning as I go along. Some are very familiar to me, others not so much.
Below this post you can click on the label "Green Spring Gardens_Alexandria_VA" to see more posts including photos and sometimes history.
Several photos today were taken by husband Gregg, and those I have identified at the bottom of the photo.
Song of the Flower Xxiii
I am a kind word uttered and repeated
By the voice of Nature;
I am a star fallen from the
Blue tent upon the green carpet.
I am the daughter of the elements
With whom Winter conceived;
To whom Spring gave birth: I was
Reared in the lap of Summer and I
Slept in the bed of Autumn.
At dawn I unite with the breeze
To announce the coming of light;
At eventide I join the birds
In bidding the light farewell.
The plains are decorated with
My beautiful colors, and the air
Is scented with my fragrance.
As I embrace Slumber the eyes of
Night watch over me, and as I
Awaken I stare at the sun, which is
The only eye of the day.
I drink dew for wine, and hearken to
The voices of the birds, and dance
To the rhythmic swaying of the grass.
I am the lover's gift; I am the wedding wreath,
I am the memory of a moment of happiness;
I am the last gift of the living to the dead;
I am a part of joy and a part of sorrow.
But I look up high to see only the light,
And never look down to see my shadow.
This is wisdom which man must learn.
I am going to finish today's post right here. This is in two parts as I have many other photos I want to share.