nature

Summer garden

I stayed over at my parents house and as I finished making my coffee in the morning I ventured into the garden to soak up the morning sun. As I wondered down towards the end of the garden to see how all the fruit and veg were growing, I noticed the colourful Asters and Gloriosa Daisies because the sun was shining on them. The scene as the bees were all over them was too good not to capture so I went inside and grabbed the only camera I brought with me, my phone. 

 

Beauty, Solace, Gratitude

 

Beauty

The harvest of presence, the evanescent moment of seeing or hearing on the outside what already lives far inside us; the eyes, the ears or the imagination suddenly become a bridge between the here and the there, between then and now, between the inside and the outside; beauty is the conversation between what we think is happening outside in the world and what is just about to occur far inside us. 
― David Whyte, Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words

 

Solace

“Solace is what we must look for when the mind cannot bear the pain, the loss or the suffering that eventually touches every life and every endeavour; when longing does not come to fruition in a form we can recognize, when people we know and love disappear, when hope must take a different form than the one we have shaped for it.” 
― David Whyte, Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words

 

Gratitude

“To see the full miraculous essentiality of the color blue is to be grateful with no necessity for a word of thanks. To see fully, the beauty of a daughter's face is to be fully grateful without having to seek a God to thank him.” 
― David Whyte, Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words