Wednesday, July 22, 2009
More Gods of the Garden
With mid summer's heat comes the beauty and perseverance of the one and only Globe Thistle. These magnificent sculptures sit unnoticed in the early spring, surrounded by plants in early bloom. Spring arms and tendrils grow around them, providing a bit of shade with blasts of warm light. Others come and admire the beauty of the Spring bounty, fawning over hues of greens and yellows, blasts of pinks and purples. But no one notices the lurking royalty underneath. They confidently know their place, and they wait patiently for their time of glory. Come late July, when many have faded, the Kings and Queens of endurance rise up, and explode with purple crowns. As others fade around them, shriveling, yearning for water, the Globe Thistles stand strong, inviting hummingbirds and butterflies to their crowns. Their strength and beauty does not entice them to put themselves above any others that fade as they still stand, for they know in due time they too shall drop their beautiful purple crowns and returned unnoticed to the earth.