There is nothing like wandering through wispy branches, sculpted shrubs, and layers of blooming color and texture. I could lose myself in a garden or field for hours. They are the perfect juxtaposition of art and nature. I am sure some of you find this fairly predictable after I shared my undying love for Green last week. As much as I adore a manicured lawn and plants plotted on a plane as if they were in a painting, the free form of a field of wild flowers can captivate me upon every viewing. Many of my favorite engagement or wedding pictures are of couples submerged in a grassy meadow. The ethereal feeling of being surrounded by what God naturally created helps to re-connect me with my life’s purpose and fills me up with gratitude for all that I have been blessed with.
Escaping from the emails, phone calls, city noise and worldly cares by wandering into a flowery patch is the best mini vacay for my soul. On my recent trip to New York, I was so inspired by Central Park! I seriously fell in love! Retreating to a flora and fauna oasis removed from the hustle and bustle was truly amazing. I hope that those who haven’t had the pleasure of standing in such beauty lately can soon go out and create the opportunity!
“The most important part of what a garden does lies in the mysterious, subtle, nearly ineffable but heartfelt ways it stirs you to the depth of your soul.”
-Dominique Browning, Paths of Desire
photo by Gabriel Ryan
my new love: Central Park ♥
photo by Stephanie Williams
photo by Jenna Walker Photographers
photo by Luna Photo