I prefer winter and Fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape — the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show. ~Andrew Wyeth

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Thoughts on a Wildflower

I just had to post the photos of the Globe Lilies I took this morning on my walk. They are all over the hills and roadsides this week; not one to be seen before I left home over a week ago. Now they're everywhere. Nature never ceases to amaze me. It's so astonishing to look closely at the landscapes of our lives that man has no part in. It gives one a different perspective on "life" and what it truly means. Nature gives me faith in the things I don't understand, making me feel grounded and more secure.
I'm not one to quote the bible (my friends will attest to this), but when I look at the beauty of a wildflower like the globe lily I think of Matthew... "Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these." It's true! Man may have given this lovely, transient thing a name, but not it's beauty. I like to think that whoever really wrote this, (It could have been a man named Matthew.) was looking at a globe lily( or what ever they called it then) when he "considered" this "field" of lilies. It's pleasant to think that someone saw the same flower 2000 years ago that greeted me, here, on a morning walk. That's kind of a contiguous thought isn't it? Yes, I like it.

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