Tuesday, July 25, 2017

RIVER

"What makes a river so restful to people is that it doesn't have any doubt - it is sure to get where it's going, and it doesn't want to go anywhere else."

-Hal Boyle-


(a family of mourning-doves feasting on seaweed and river moss)
"The species is generally monogamous, with two squabs (young) per brood. Both parents incubate and care for the young. The mourning dove forms strong pair bonds. Pairs typically reconvene in the same area the following breeding season, and sometimes may remain together throughout the winter. However, lone doves will find new partners if necessary."



Hellianthus
"Sunflowers are especially well known for their symmetry based on Fibonacci numbers and the Golden angle"
https://youtu.be/greG6_f7Y7Q



Wonderland
"How doth the little busy bee
Improve each shining hour,
 And gather honey all the day
From every shining flower!"

-Lewis Caroll-






Scarlet Bee Balm
Monarda didyma
Aromatic herb in the family Lamiaceae
Native to eastern North America from Maine west to Ontario and Minnesota, and south to northern Georgia. Its odor is considered similar to that of the bergamot orange




Phlox

And I would seek the country town
Amid green meadows nestled down
If I could only find the way
Back to the Land of Yesterday!

How I would thrust the miles aside,
Rush up the quiet lane, and then,
Just where her roses laughed in pride,
Find her among the flowers again.
I'd slip in silently and wait
Until she saw me by the gate,
And then . . . read through a blur of tears
Quick pardon for the selfish years.

This time, this time, I would not wait
For that brief wire that said, Too late! --
If I could only find the way
Into the Land of Yesterday.

I wonder if her roses yet
Lift up their heads and laugh with pride,
And if her phlox and mignonette
Have heart to blossom by their side;
I wonder if the dear old lane
Still chirps with robins after rain,
And if the birds and banded bees
Still rob her early cherry-trees. . . .

I wonder, if I went there now,
How everything would seem, and how --
But no! not now; there is no way
Back to the Land of Yesterday.
-Donald Marquis-



Identity

"it's the swirling river of time that makes our identities, not the monochromatic simplicity of skin color, or the definitive lines of international borders."


-Giles Foden-

Links


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Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. Norman Maclean
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1 comment:

Peggy Mcgrail said...

How wonderful that you know of all these poems and quotes and you share them with us so we too can know them. Such beautiful photos to match!
I cant get known under this google thing So instead of being unknown, this is from Peggy McG Much love