One of the great thrills of June is Mother Nature’s elegant hand at carpeting the world with flowers. She really thinks gardeners are quite clever with their studied designs and drifting borders, but she chuckles to herself because she knows we are really just learning from her. Walking in the woods is my way of visiting her garden and acknowledging the Master Gardener of us all.
Her paths are swept with borders of bluebells.
Her groundcovers inspire the carpets in our grand hotels
She has made an art of combining textures
And always has a few stars show up to create a buzz
And some interesting bon mots tucked away here and there
It’s no wonder her garden residents wear their finest gossamer wings
And volunteers clamour to be part of the show
Ah, a June early morning in the woods.
"In small proportions we just beauties see,
And in short measures life may perfect be."
~ Ben Jonson