Monday, May 25, 2015

Secret Whisperings From Our Gardens

The Secret Garden movie that I watched earlier that day replayed in my mind as I photographed flowers in my backyard.

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden," the young heroine said in the story.

Music (play video below) from the movie sent me adrift into mysterious realms.

If you look just the right way past the misty veil, you might catch glimpses of different realities.

Even the most fleeting spark of intuition or smudge of scientific study suggests nothing is quite as it appears to the human senses.

When a breeze whispers into the lobe of a leaf or a storm roars like an angry beast, it is clear there is much more to know about our garden home.

The true nature of existence and how life began is the world's greatest secret, sprouting multiple theories.

I liked how the author of the original story, Frances Hodgson Burnett, focused on the wizardry of it all when she brilliantly wrote:

"Sometimes since I've been in the garden I've looked up through the trees at the sky and I have had a strange feeling of being happy as if something was pushing and drawing in my chest and making me breathe fast. Magic is always pushing and drawing and making things out of nothing. Everything is made out of magic, leaves and trees, flowers and birds, badgers and foxes and squirrels and people. So it must be all around us. In this garden - in all the places.”

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  1. Fantastic floral shots and idyllic music!

    Happy Week to you!
    artmusedog and carol

  2. Lovely photos and that is such an enchanting book.

  3. Great photos. A beautiful series of flowers.

  4. Gorgeous flowers and colors!! How wonderful to be surrounded by so much beauty!! Hope you have a great new week!!

  5. oh yes I love tha tmovie - one of our favourites :-)

  6. Gorgeous shots of your flowers! I do love The Secret Garden!

  7. Your floral photos are fantastic, I love them all. Today I was with my two-year-old grandson in my garden. He was busy peeping into the thicket, picking strawberries, touching dirt and mud and talking to flowers. I felt he was seeing something invisible to me and I tried to listen to the whisperings in the garden. Last night’s visit to this post made my time with the little one today more magical and pleasant. Thanks for this post.


  8. I love the sculpture and beautiful flowers.

  9. The sculpture is so pretty and the flower are lovely. Beautiful music, thanks for sharing. Have a happy day!

  10. There are voices, and moments, stirrings, and magical happenings in the garden...our hearts hear more then our senses realize.

    I hope that your back is improving, I know how debilitating that can be.


  11. What an exquisite series of blossoms!

  12. I haven't read that book for such a very very long time ... Must do so again, from an adult perspective. (A vintage adult.)

  13. This Backyard garden is so special! I love The Secret Garden, the book.


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