Sunday, May 02, 2010

Sunday Stroll - While the Wild Wind Blows

Who tends the garden?


Who silently climbs a ladder bright,


Stitched of color and woven light?


While soft wings flutter out of sight,

Who tends the garden day and night?

Who softly across the petal-silk creeps,


Watching and waiting while the gardener sleeps?



While the wild wind blows and the gray sky weeps,
ItalicBeauty is tended by the Beast.




Where ever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you beauty and light!

Please see my previous post to link to the walks of other strollers!

all photos and text by Aisling, May 2, 2010

1) Arwen in the front garden 2) Merton Tulip 3) Black Hero Tulip 4) Daydream Tulip 5) Angelique Tulip 6 & 7) Daffodil: Butterfly Mix 8) Cloudy Sky 9) Daffodil & unidentified arachnid 9) Daffodil and Mitsumena Vatia (goldenrod spider)

21 comments:

crstn85 said...

Beautiful, as always. Those clouds look too good to be true!

Tabor said...

Nicely done.

Aisling said...

Tina & Tabor, Thank you both for the kind words, and thank you for visiting! :)

Cloudhands said...

Ohh, what wonderful narrative. The little beasts of gardening are always welcome helpers. Obviously I'm thinking of the legendary ants on my Peony at the moment.

Aisling said...

Mom, Cute! You can go right on thinking of your ants and the peonies! Obvioulsy, the ants are broadly in favor of peonies. We find them together where ever peonies grow, I believe!

Thank you for your nice words about my narrative. There is always a story in the garden. This is the one I heard as I walked today. :)

Margaret Evans Porter said...

So pretty!

Aisling said...

Margaret, Thank you! So many things in bloom so early this year! :)

Everydaywoman said...

Absolutely LOVE your pix and prose! The clouds are outstanding and the colors are so vibrant! Welcome the winds of spring!

Pom Pom said...

Hello Dear One!
Your new picture is beeeeyoooootiful! Your photos today and your words are lovely.
Guess what? We have a new granddaughter! Aria Lee. She is just three days old. It has been chilly here and I've stayed inside reading and watching Lark Rise to Candleford. I'm addicted. Five more weeks until school is out and I can play. You, too! (BIG LOVE!)

Aisling said...

Ruth, Thank you! Those were some very cute clouds, for sure!

Pom Pom, I'm so excited for you; a new baby to love! What a beautiful time for your family!

I wish I was out in 5 weeks, but I am taking classes for most of spring and summer. *sigh* It will be worth it in the end, right?

Have a lovely week, both of you!

Child in Harmony said...

Beautiful photos, beautiful text. You inspire me :)

Btw, LOVE the pretty profile picture!

happy day!
~marcia

One Woman's Journey said...

Aisling, such beautiful words and images. Could not sleep and up with hot chocolate. A soothing entry.

linda said...

this is a lovely post and that purple flower, an iris?, i didn't catch that-is wonderfully awesome....yum.

i didn't do my stroll today but worked in the courtyard so perhaps next week, i shall have something to share....i must go wander in gardens now, my dear.
xoxoxox to you

Aisling said...

Marcia, Thank you for letting me know you appreciated my post! :)

Ernestine, Wish you could sleep, but glad you came by to visit!

Linda, The purple flower is an atypical tulip. Isn't it wild? This one is particularly atypical because where one of it's petals should be is a leaf with a deep purple streak. Enjoy your gardens and I look forward to a stroll post from you next week!

Jessica Monte said...

Just gorgeous. I especially love the weather photo. And I also like the new page design and your profile pic. You look just beautiful!

Aisling said...

Jessica, Thank you, thank you and thank you! :) The clouds this spring have been so interesting and beautiful. I wish I had had a camera with me yesterday when the clouds looked like flying saucers dotted all over the sky! lol!

Diane AZ said...

Delightful post with beautiful words and pictures. I see the kitty is watching the garden carefully. :)

Aisling said...

Diane, Yes, she is always keeping an eye on things. ;) Thanks for your nice comment!

Sharon Lovejoy said...

All LOVELY dear Aisling, but none as lovely as YOU.

Love,

Sharon

Aisling said...

Sharon, Thank you! What a nice comment to wake up to first thing this morning! :)

Crafty Gardener said...

Lovely blooms and story with them. The sky photo is wonderful.