Friday, May 18, 2012

Disappearing into Yellow Depths

Those who dwell, as scientists or laymen, among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.
Rachel Carson, American marine biologist and environmentalist (1907-1964)

After a morning spent in the office in front of a computer and an afternoon in the car sitting behind the wheel crossing miles of crowded black-top, the day was drawing to a close without a photo. I was tired and had little enthusiasm for going out in search of a daily highlight. Then I went out to feed the birds and found myself staring into the depths of a yellow iris. Her inward path seemed endless and the wonder of it grounded me. It really doesn't take much effort to find wonder . . . particularly in the garden.

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