Saturday, August 13, 2016

The small magic of white flowers in the moonlight

“I am your moon and your moonlight too
I am your flower garden and your water too. I have come all this way, eager for you
Without shoes or shawl
I want you to laugh
To kill all your worries
To love you
To nourish you.”
Rumi 

There is something about white flowers that draws me to them, even more than colorful flowers. Maybe it is the romance of a moonlight garden, something I have always wanted.
But I spent my lunch hour recently at a local greenhouse, photographing just the white flowers there.
the sheep live outside the greenhouse and were just a bonus of the afternoon...






















I have been known to waste time googling 'moonlight gardens', like this article on how to create one, or pinning photos of white flowers to this board.
(Trust me, that board is just too beautiful not to click on)
And I have painted other white flowers along the way too, here and here....

I love color 
and I love just about every flower, 
wild or cultivated.
Does anyone hate a flower?
But for me,
 the white flowers hold the most magic.
Like they have a secret to tell...

A pure thought just waiting to be whispered in your ear
If you just take the time to listen.


A few weeks ago I posted about my idea of small magic, and that I planned to make a monthly post on the 13th to show what I find magical. I had planned to add a linky tool so others could link with their posts about how they all find small magic. I am now using blogger on my Ipad, and for some reason the linky tool will not work for me, but if you have a post about small magic you want to share, please leave a link to it in your comment and maybe I will have the tool thing worked out by next month on the13th... 
I hope you feel like joining in, and I can't wait to see what you have to say about 
what  charms you, 
What enchants you,
Or what takes your breath away!

5 comments:

  1. white flowers are so pretty, sadly around here they don't seem to last very long :(

    and awww cute sheep :)

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  2. What a lovely post, thank you for sharing. I had a small area at my old house that I was going to dedicate to only white flowers, but I am so addicted to color, that it didn't last . . . year by year more color kept creeping in, LOL.

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  3. Andrea I am so glad to see you get this started! Beuatiful photos and a lovely dose of that small magic. : )

    I finally got a post up this morning to go along with the small magic theme and linked it back to this post as well as your original Small magic post. Let's make it happen next month! I already have my idea in mind. . .

    Below is the link to what I posted today about small magic.

    Thank you!

    nicolas
    http://existinsilence.blogspot.com/2016/08/the-unwinding-of-days-and-small-magic.html

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  4. Lovely post, Andrea! We have orange jasmine shrubs in our front and back gardens and, in spring, the amazing scents from the many clusters of white flowers, drift into our open windows. Nature's very own air freshener. :)

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  5. I went to this flower shop and looked through the glasses - the flowers look so fresh, various kinds and various vivid colors. So pretty that I fell in love with their Same Day Delivery Flowers right away. After another minute watching them organizing a fresh new bouquet for a customer, I also got one.

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