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Tag: flowers

Sabato Santo

Saturday, 31 March, 2018 0 Comments

Questo è il giorno che arriva prima o poi nella nostra vita
quando la tenebra sembra vincere sulla luce,
ogni porta è chiusa e sbarrata,
il silenzio inghiotte ogni voce
e la morte sembra aver l’ultima parola.
Ma noi speriamo la luce al di là della porta chiusa!

Enzo Bianchi

Ma noi speriamo la luce al di là della porta chiusa!

For our friend Jim Martin, because we all hope for the light beyond the closed door.


Green fingers are the extensions of a verdant heart

Wednesday, 20 July, 2016 0 Comments

“People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.” — Iris Murdoch, A Fairly Honourable Defeat

Mother's garden of flowers


Giving the passer-by a fuchsia sprinkle bath

Sunday, 9 June, 2013 0 Comments

“The season developed and matured. Another year’s installment of flowers, leaves, nightingales, thrushes, finches, and such ephemeral creatures, took up their positions where only a year ago others had stood in their place when these were nothing more than germs and inorganic particles. Rays from the sunrise drew forth the buds and stretched them into […]

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Cetonia aurata enjoys a working lunch

Sunday, 16 September, 2012

On sunny days, between May and September, Cetonia aurata, popularly known as the rose chafer, feeds on flowers, in particular roses (from where it gets its name). The beetle has a metallic green coloration, but can also be gold, bronze, copper, violet, blue/black or grey. In his book Synchronicity, Swiss psychologist C. G. Jung tells […]

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