As a garden photographer, I like to believe in the adage that a picture is worth a thousand words. Sometimes, however – just sometimes – I discover I can be proven wrong.
My “real job” is heating up as the snow melts, so beginning with this coming weekend I will have to cut back to one post a week. But one of the many hats I wear in the landscape design firm where I work is newsletter editor. Every issue I try to include a quotation about gardens, or seasons, or plants. Sometimes they are well-known (like Pope’s “genius of the place” phrase). But I especially love finding gardening-related quotations I’ve never come across before, that resonate and make me smile. Here are a few I especially like, paired with photographs that seem to match. Hope you enjoy them. And let me know if you have a good quote to share.
First a howling blizzard woke us,
Then the rain came down to soak us,
And now before the eye can focus –
– Lilja Rogers
As sense-bludgeoning as a rose.
– Diane Ackerman, A Natural History of the Senses