Have you ever walked in an early-morning garden after the rain?
It’s dark, fresh, cool. And quiet. Even the birds are still taking cover.
You squint at something pink in the darkness….
… ah, columbines. And you think how wise this first clematis bloom is, so nicely sheltered against a wall.
You’re lost in admiring this flowering shrub.
Its branches are so rain-heavy, they’re almost touching the ground.
You’re wearing sensible shoes, so your feet don’t get wet. But next thing you know, you brush against a wet branch.
Turning away, you almost collide with a horse.
Your hair, face, nose and shirt get wet.
But the air is cool on your skin. Fresh and earthy to the breath.
And one intrepid bird starts to sing.
You softly walk around in the dark garden, thankful to be alive.
To hear, see, feel, smell, almost touch
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19 thoughts on “In A Dark Garden”
I love walking in the garden at unusual times like when it’s raining or almost dark. There is something almost magical about that.
So true, Theresa. Good to hear from you and thanks for the lovely comment.
It’s always fun to explore a garden after rain or in soft light, when the conditions seem to open minds and hearts to the subtle and magical.
Thanks for the early morning stroll. 🙂
Thanks for taking the stroll with me, Brad. Now, go dry off your shoes and your shirt.
I was walking barefoot to enjoy the squishy earth on my feet. 🙂
It’s difficult to imagine you failing photography. You must have known Hamlin was coming… A magical place and time.. Sending you love, Cynthia.
These point-and shoot-cameras were made for people like me, Aggie. Especially since much of what I do is a one-handed photography, some come out looking awful.
Thank goodness for my Good Man.
Photography seems like one of those things that I would get into, all that theory of f-stops and other settings, but, like you, it never captured my interest. Agreed: point and shoot is queen!
Wonderful walk with you in your damp garden! Gorgeous
I’m glad you enjoyed it, Julie!
Thankful to be alive … good thought to start this summer day. Any day!
Indeed. and I’m thankful for your comments. Wishing you a lovely weekend.
Beautiful. I can almost smell the damp earth and flowers.
I love an early morning walk after the rain. This is wonderful! 😀
Thank you, Dianne. I do too. It’s a feeling of being so alive … or something. (smile)
i enjoyed this post. I like freshness after the rain and the calm of early evening.
The calm and freshness are so good for our souls, aren’t they?
One of the best times to enjoy a garden – before all the day’s noise begins. When the birds wake, it’s like a stage productions just for you. Wonderful experience carefully displayed by you in this post
Thank you! I’m wishing you a good week.