Forced to shelter at home for months, many people have developed a deep appreciation for indoor plants. Collecting indoor plants has become a way of bringing nature inside and surrounding oneself with it in the safe environment of one’s own home.
Plants provide us with oxygen and give us great joy with their various shapes, sizes, colors, scents and peculiarities. My monstera deliciosa’s peculiarity is that it always develops little water droplets on its leaves overnight.
Today I completed a watercolor workshop with amazing botanical watercolor artist, Anne Butera. For the exercise I used a leaf that I found on Sunday’s morning walk.
Hidden under the trees, the water bearer silently wears a crown of Spanish moss.
A butterfly foraging on a lotus. Ah, the simple visual pleasures in life!
Wishing you an enjoyable and safe Labor Day weekend!
“I long to journey endlessly, always in search of something new. Always alert.”
– Enrique Vila-Matas
After many, many storms,
There’s a singular leaf
Still hanging on.
Shaking and twisting
With an arthritic hold
On one bare branch.
It doesn’t seem possible
For one leaf to remain.
Today I am the same.
– Francie Lynch
“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.” ― Kurt Vonnegut
With wishes of a restful and restorative weekend!
Enter, rest, and relax. Let yourself be cloaked in the peacefulness of a full moon at dusk. Meditate. Dream in liminal time.