Lens-Artists PC: Gardens

After a long time I’m answering to a photo challenge that doesn’t involve doors. Amy pulled me in with gardens as her choice.

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Amy chose gardens for the theme of this week’s Lens-Artists challenge but actually I saw Sofia’s post first and her gardens made me think of a myriad of mine.

There is the garden where I grew up and where my uncle presides over his lettuce, beans and herbs.

There is the surprising garden on the coast where my parents have ended up happily growing their own produce.

There is the Roman garden where the cat and the dog don’t meet any more.

There is a pizzeria in Pitigliano with the most beautiful terrace garden in which you can eat.

There are many gardens, parks and plots with flowers, trees and vegetables that have drawn my glance.

There is Niki’s Tarot Garden where no new art grows since her passing, and a most beautiful wildflower garden that belongs to a fancy villa nearby.

There are gardens near my home into which I peek and desire what I see there. Maybe not the donkey as such, or that stony cat, but the happy flowers and arrangements.

There is my garden with one barking bestia, one struggling olive and a disco ball.

There is this Garden with questioned modern needs but that is a garden of stone.

But there will always be one Garden for me. And we need to get ourselves back to it.

Well maybe it is just the time of year
Or maybe it's the time of man
I don't know who I am
But you know life is for learning
...
And I dreamed I saw the bombers
Riding shotgun in the sky
And they were turning into butterflies
Above our nation

We are stardust
Billion year old carbon
We are golden
Caught in the devil's bargain
And we've got to get ourselves
back to the garden

---From "Woodstock", written by Joni Mitchell

This is my favourite version of it. I caught bits and pieces of this spirit in my life, but not recently.

And this is my life in gardens.


For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, hosted by Amy at THE WORLD IS A BOOK…: Gardens

28 thoughts on “Lens-Artists PC: Gardens

  1. I’m glad you accepted that challenge. This is so beautiful.

    Btw we had that fluffy thing in a vase too and my mom didn’t allow us to touch it either. Now I bought the seeds to plant it on my balcony. Wish me luck. I’m very nostalgic about it.

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    1. Ahh! I can imagine it was not all that pleasant. I must return in greener days. It was rather brown. If you click on the tag Villa Lante you will see more photo from that day there. Thank you, Sue!

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    1. You’re most welcome, Teresa. We returned to this restaurant yesterday but it wasn’t nearly as flowery as this. It was my birthday, remember how we chatted last year? 😉 We had a great lunch and trip, even though it was raining without a good light for photos.

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      1. Oh yeah, was that a year ago already? Wow how time flies. I hope you had a great Birthday celebration and wishing you more years of happiness in blogging and in life in general. ❤️💜❤️💜

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