I was not thinking Bloom Day at work today. I had other things on my mind. But beauty stopped me. I decided to get a picture to capture this moment in time. Lucifer dances with Rozanne.
Then I took a few more.
The Fountain Garden is in full summer bloom. Today it looks like this, but I know gardens change with time. It will never look this way again.
The fishes in Twin Falls Pond are growing. I had a bit of a scare last week when the sump pump that handles the overflow lost its seal, shorted out the circuit and and put a sheen of oil into the pond. The fishes seem to be doing fine. There was damage from the oil spill to the plants.
I still wasn't thinking Bloom Day when I went for a quiet walk in the garden to see what I might see. The world lay heavy on my mind. Beauty can stop the chatter.
This is the best showing of liatris I have ever had. Planting hundreds of corms helped no doubt. I do know the voles ate quite a few in one area. We need to plant more beauty than the damn varmints can destroy.
It is good to stop for beauty in a world gone mad.
I know it has the power to slow traffic.
Beebalm drifts through the sunny utility meadow. I strolled slowly among it.
When I came back to the world I saw a happy post that said Bloom Day. That is what I was taking pictures of beauty for.
Grasses bloom too.
Go visit Miss Carol for more beauty. I bet she'll have some zinnias you've never seen before. I have a Plume Poppy. Give yourself permission for a moment to just forget about the rest of the world. Go get lost in beauty.