A Moment of Inspiration

I had such a moment today, a moment which moved me to thought and consideration of how we garden and how we live our lives; a moment with a lesson, so to speak. It was something which made a lot of sense, I thought; something we allow to slip by and not take notice of and our lives are the poorer for all that.

Magnolia 'Raspberry Ice' (3)
Blue skies and pink flowers combine wonderfully – Magnolia ‘Raspberry Ice’
Magnolia 'Heaven Scent' (1)
Another pink against the blue sky and living up to its name: Magnolia ‘Heaven Scent’

It would make a nice blog, I thought, and as I worked away – cutting the grass this afternoon – I worded it in my mind and began to feel it might sound interesting, even insightful, but a niggle in the back of my mind grew as the afternoon progressed, as I tired and as my enthusiasm waned. This, I thought, was only one step away from posting inspirational pictures and quotations on Facebook. My blog might soon even become “instructional”, telling people what to do, when to do it and how to do it – of course, with a certain air of authority as befits such a style of posting.

Magnolia soulangeana (3)
Magnolia soulangeana

Facebook, for it is the most used social medium, is chock a block with such drivel, the minutiae and mundane of people’s lives which are often of no interest or, at least, tiresome over time. I thank Facebook for the facility they provide to block some of this and, especially, for my recently discovered ability to “snooze” people. It is a kind way to take a rest from some people – you know those people who are better in small doses! – and it is less harsh than “unfollowing” or (Oh, how could you!) “unfriending” them. A break is as good as a rest!

Anemone nemorosa 'Leed's Variety'
Anemone nemorosa ‘Leed’s Variety’
Anemone nemorosa 'Buckland Blue' (3)
Anemone nemorosa ‘Buckland Blue’

As for that moment of inspiration – you have been spared. Perspiration is as important as inspiration in the garden – so I continued to work but did take a few minutes to take some photographs.

Trillium chloropetalum
Trillium chloropetalum
Trillium albidum (2)
Trillium albidum

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