Monday, March 31, 2008

TOUGH


I'm always amazed how early these beauties emerge from the earth in what seems to be an act of defiance. They are tough. I also love their simple beauty. No big bright splash of flamboyant color screaming here. Often they go unnoticed to the untrained eye. They are what they are...they are Hellebore and they don't try to be anything else.
I think there is a lesson in there for us humans to learn to live by also.




5 comments:

Sue said...

What is yonder round disc-like object in the ground? Didst thou put such object there? It's really purdy

I love these hellebores. And that lovely dusky pink colour

Happy Spring, exploring garden dude

Ruth Lang said...

HI Kent ! the pictures are just beautiful to behold! Nice little cozy spot there in the previous post
Spring is such a great time , I agree with you on that. esp after this long winter we have had !

Ron said...

Kent, I just want to thank you for sharing your delight in your garden with us! Although I'm not as focused and accomplished in gardening as you clearly are, something just leaps in my heart with each new bud, blossom or bloom I spot, and then I get to share its journey of growth, life, and sadly, eventually death. Still, these beautiful though brief journeys are a constant source of awe and wonder and delight to me, as they obviously are to you. Keep up the good work!

Bones

Kent said...

I'm glad you all are enjoying these garden themed posts. Through the years I have photographed the garden a lot but I have never recorded the progress in this way. I just thought it could be fun and a way of sharing some of the things I learn and think about during the process. I have always felt that there was much to learn about the things of God from the natural world that surrounds us.

Kent said...

Sue, the thing next to the hellebore in the one photo is a stepping stone a client of mine made. They all have names of cities in Japan on them. They were so cool.