I am back from my blogging break with a post about nurturing nature and how we are graced with its beautiful bounty in Earth's accolades. My time away had both laughter and tears as I went about living daily life through observation in the quiet. But my time away will be measured and remembered through moments not by time. This post is a share of an afternoon, one spent amongst nature's beauty that took my breath away. No compensation for doing this, just a share.
"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
Two huge yellow Adirondack chairs on Route 31 in Ringoes NJ command your attention and create curiosity to visit, wander and explore. All photos are of Rutgers nursery and my photos were taken on my iPhone 6S and appear without any enhancements or alterations as I prefer to post this way.
"A garden must combine the poetic and be mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.
Rutgers Nursery is the premier nursery for locals and residents in the New York and Philadelphia areas. Their grounds are breathtaking and their gardening sales assistants are polite and extremely knowable. Expect to leave with not only a pleasant experience but plants and flowers to enjoy.
John and I went there on a mission. One to add to our city gardening and to seek out a huge/tall aesthetically pretty urn/container. After a year of searching for one we were not disappointed.
"All gardening is landscape painting."
You wander and meander at your own leisurely pace. You feel the peacefulness and ponder your gardens possibilities.
"The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies."
"Regardless of geographical region or culture gardening is perhaps the most common and shared experience of nature."
~S. Kelley Harrell~
At Rutgers you walk, you explore, you admire, you desire!
"Garden as though you will live forever."
The vista is breathtaking as Rutgers Nursery grows its own.
"No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth and no culture comparable to that of the garden."
There are benches to sit and reflect as you rest and even a cafe named the "Good Roots Cafe".
"Gardens and chocolate both have mystical qualities."
"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow."
Be still my heart ... there it is. The only one of its fluted kind and in an instance I knew it was love at first sight. Calling over a garden assistant we marked it sold.
So many unique pots to choose from!
"Gardening is how I relax. It's another form of creating and playing with colors."
~Oscar de la Renta~
"My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece."
So in the end of meandering, pondering and thinking of what we wanted to grow in our tall gorgeous urn we chose Lavender. This photo is of John and our gardening assistant holding three containers of Lavender for me to see if 3 would be enough plants, but more importantly so I could snap this photo to share with you.
"The earth laughs in flowers."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson~
I am working on a post inspired by a recent art purchase from Doré at Burlap Luxe. I am writing a poetic eternal love fable set in New Orleans to weave into my photos. Until then I leave you with my poem - On land or by Sea.
During the Summer season the ground is revitalized and flowers bloom...
An extravagant gesture of earth's bounty that fills the air with floral perfume
Through the eternal ever cleansing waters colored in ocean blue
A harmonious serenity washes over the shore and replenishes you
Intrinsically nurturing all you love in universal development you consciously nourish
miraculously graced your fertile ground thrives and will abundantly flourish
It is a longing deep inside ones soul to nurture nature and be connected with the soil
A time to dig in the dirt and plant a garden becomes a labor of love never a chore or toil
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