This entry is mostly pictures of flowers. From the upper window of the house the mowed path resembles the flaming chalice of the Unitarian Universalist tradition. I rather like this unintentional creation. From either side of the entry way – bottom of picture, the “arms” of the chalice embrace the “flames” which are the pathways seemingly folding back on themselves. I seem to be noticing reflections lately. The second picture captures the coreopsis in the birdbath. From the drive, the “Wisconsin Stone” – so named because of its shape – is surrounded by lilies, coreopsis and sage in bloom. One single Pale Purple Coneflower with slender stalk and leaves, stands erect. Its more robust counterpart will bloom in a few weeks. While not exactly part of the labyrinth, the brilliant peony catches my eye just across the drive. And, the welcome rock tucked among the clovers. A lovely near summer day in the 1080 Laughing Labyrinth.
While weeding last week I thought of how plants and people are similar. Some are tough and invasive. Very aggressive. Some are just tough and bounce back. Others are fragile and need tending very carefully. Others still are elusive and aloof. Well, today is not the day to be philosophical, so I will leave matters at that.