Monday, May 18, 2009

cherry trees...

seeing clearly.
illuminations. of light
the katrin sessions.

i walked thru the garden

and picked my first cherries from the tree.

it felt like that first taste of sweet.

i simply stood there,

reaching out and reaching up...

and what was it that pablo neruda once said?

"i want to do with you

what spring does with cherry trees..."

and i found a smile on my face.

today, it felt like there was magic in the garden.

and magic in the day.

i saw my first rose that came to bloom.

augusta louisa.

with her orange and peach and pink.

and it's just a day or two,

and then my peonies,

will hold their promise too.

i saw the first shades of lavender,

and the shy white purity of my jasmine.

with each and every day,

it feels like its all promising something new.

you know,

life amazes me at times.

simply, the little things...

like a garden in spring.

and cherry trees.'

and what amazed you today?

what made you fall into that glorious wonder of wonder?


jana said...

My roses are definitely amazing me right now--they got a bit diseaseed last year and I've nursed them back to health (all 22 of them!). My favorites are "vavoom" and "mon cheri."

susan said...

ooh your roses! i forgot that you planted them. perhaps this year i will try to find some extra hearty souls to put into the ground. its a tough one to grow here in our harsh clime... but the peony bushes are getting ready to burst.
can't wait to see you angie. and take a trip down to you over our weekend would be just right i think....

susanna said...

Angela, your portrait of Katrin is sooooo beautiful! Oh how I wish I could hire you to take my portrait...sigh...
Yes, I'm loving the new greens outside and you just reminded me of the local rose garden. I think they have peonies. Last year they were heavenly. HEAVENLY!