Friday, June 02, 2017

Friday Ramble - Holding Light Within

Oh, how they hold the sun, these gloriously yellow gerbera blooms. Kin to dahlias, daisies, marigolds, calendulas, coneflowers, chrysanthemums, zinnias, and the great towering sunflowers, they drink in summer's morning light and store it within the frilly tutus of their lavish petals.

Little earthbound suns, they dish out abundance like honey, and even the old garden roses behind them are moved and uplifted by their frothy golden magnificence, by their almost imperceptible swaying movement, by the soft, sighing music of their duet with the wind.

Now and then, I falter as all living creatures must from time to time. On dreary days, I mourn the paucity of light in the world beyond my windows and find myself filled with vague longings and a gentle melancholy.

Then I remember how my garden loves the light in summer.  I am renewed by the remembrance, and I do a little blooming of my own within. If I could only take in light and store it as flowers do in their season - I am working on it.

6 comments:

Kameshwari said...

Your Friday Rambles are always a light to my day.

Barbara Rogers said...

How utterly de-light-ful!

littlemancat said...

A storage of light! If only we could be that for one another consistently. A beautiful goal...
Mary

The Furry Gnome said...

Love the dandelions!

Riognach said...

Your en-light-ening thoughts made me smile. Thank you!

sandra hagan said...

Beautiful photography and words.

thewildmagnolia.
sandra