Notes from the Waxhaws

Carried by the surprise

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I would love to live

Like a river flows,

Carried by the surprise

Of  its own unfolding.

~ John O’Donohue, Fluent

A cold front moved through the Carolinas last Saturday night, and Sunday morning was wonderfully cool…and dry. I spent that morning strolling in a dream-like reverie through the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens near Charlotte…nearly empty of other souls at that time of day. So peaceful…and quiet…broken only by the gentle murmuring of the many fountains. A surprise along every path…

Canal Garden

Elephant ears…

Elephant Ears

a whimsical bottle tree…

Bottle Tree

a fish…awakening into a dream…

The Awakening

and a chair for two…


Surprises are always welcome.

Written by Jim

September 10, 2012 at 7:31 pm

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