Silent, but for cunning Corvidae, they of song, sub-song, caw, click and rattle On ghostly air currents they levitate high above the quiet fragrant turf And all the while the heart spins on the rose garden’s pulsing colors, kindling fancy into inspiration A fabled coalition of migrant birds arrives to sit a spell, to catch a breath of white jasmine on a breeze that speaks the tongue of Aleppo, while under the ginkgo words are braided into narrative thread, yarns pulled from earthy green waves… Read More

“Deep in their roots, all flowers keep the light.” Theodore Roethke (1908-1963), American poet and Pulitzer Prize winner (1954 for The Waking) If you are viewing this post from email, it is likely you’ll have to click through to the blog to see the slideshow. © 2014, photographs, Jamie Dedes, All rights reserved

“He who has a garden and a library wants for nothing” Marcus Tullius Cicero A garden outside and a library inside: add a little music and it sounds like introvert’s heaven. Yes! The landscapers were busy pruning the trees today and even the garden in process makes for an appealing photograph. © 2014, photograph, Jamie Dedes, All rights reserved