This is just a small glimpse, but I have been gardening for 6 years now. I don’t consider myself an expert, or anything really...only someone that truly loves to garden. -
My garden is not exotic, you could find a lot of what I grow at a local nursery...but my house is old, very old and I wanted my flower garden to feel as though it was an extension of that, of those layered memories - not a wispy idea of current trends. -
I’ve done all the work myself with the occasional extra muscle from my husband. My garden is undefined, defined, messy, romantic and forever in progress. I love it. -
I think about leaving our house sometimes because I do tire of all the projects eating allllll of our funds...but I have no idea how I’ll ever leave my garden. I do know, I could never come back if I did. 🍇#thisigrow#wisteria#lilies#inmygarden#countrygarden#flowergarden#flowergardening#bhgflowers#oldfarmhouse#oldhome
Ophelia •John Everett Millais
#sad#ophelia#art#painting#johneverettmillais#lilies#water#flowers#amlet#poem On the calm black water where the stars are sleeping
White Ophelia floats like a great lily ;
Floats very slowly, lying in her long veils… - In the far-off woods you can hear them sound the mort.
For more than a thousand years sad Ophelia
Has passed, a white phantom, down the long black river.
For more than a thousand years her sweet madness
Has murmured its ballad to the evening breeze.
The wind kisses her breasts and unfolds in a wreath
Her great veils rising and falling with the waters ;
The shivering willows weep on her shoulder,
The rushes lean over her wide, dreaming brow.
The ruffled water-lilies are sighing around her ;
At times she rouses, in a slumbering alder,
Some nest from which escapes a small rustle of wings ; - A mysterious anthem falls from the golden stars
Why Lilies? They’re the most sacred and beautiful of all the flowers in Egypt. They bloom in mud and shine in darkness like a gift from the gods to remind you that no matter how bad something is, it will get better. No matter how dark the night, the light with come for you.🧡✨ #lilies