Monday, August 2, 2010

The Meadow at Longwood

To me one of the most beautiful words in the English language is meadow. We don't usually go to Longwood in the summer so I had never experienced the meadow in all it's glory. I must say, I could have stayed there all day. Singing goldfinches, butterflies flitting here and there, tons of bees and beautiful flowers in a natural landscape. The sky was the perfect shade of blue with a few cottony clouds. I was in heaven.

"Deep in the sun-searched growths the dragonfly
Hangs like a blue thread loosened from the sky."
~Dante Gabriel Rossetti

"How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold?
Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold." 
~William Wordsworth

"Butterflies are self propelled flowers."
~R.H. Heinlein


Kath said...

Lovely photos,I especially liked the dragon fly."Butterflies are self propelled flowers." I love that!

Rue said...

What a gorgeous meadow! I love the boardwalk too - a great idea so as not to disturb all the flowers and wildlife!

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

Wonderful! You are so fortunate to have such an amazing place to visit and photograph. Great shots Jen! :-)

softinthehead said...

Spellbinding! I really admire you for the gifts that you are giving Zoe. She will grow and be one of the richest people in the world because of her parents! Pam

Laura said...

so very beautiful!

Lin said...

GREAT shots!! Oh, I love how "alive" the earth is this time of year. I dread for winter to come again. :(

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh my! These photos are amazing!!!! I KNOW I would never want to leave that place, with all those magnificent butterflies and dragonflies. I think we are going to have to make a point of visiting there every season of the year. Thanks for sharing! Theresa