Continuing last week’s theme, I’ve included some more images from my garden tour in mid-coast Maine.
In visiting gardens, it’s interesting to watch how people interact with the plants. Many are snapping away with their cameras. Some sit quietly on benches and meditate on the scene in front of them. Others stroll around, admiring the various plants and flowers.
In my own interaction with nature I always take the time simply to take in the scene and make sure not always to have my camera in front of my face. It’s easy to miss the experience of the garden, if all you do is make photos. It’s more important to have the experience than the picture. In my photos I try to communicate that experience.
I also enjoy working in my garden. It’s a more physical involvement and also a very satisfying one. No matter what I’m doing, time spent in the garden is a window into the bounty of creation and refreshes my soul.
“And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed. Out of the ground the Lord God made to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food….” (Genesis 2:8-9)