Imagination

“Imagination does not become great until human beings, given the courage and the strength, use it to create.” Maria Montessori

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Lily Pads

“The rose is the flower and handmaiden of love – the lily, her fair associate, is the emblem of beauty and purity.” Dorothea Dix

Madagascar Forest

I had the opportunity to visit again Fairchild Botanical Garden. This organization is working to preserve some of Madagascar’s unique plants. I cannot describe the beauty of this forest! According to the website wwf.panda.org/ it is estimated that 85% of the island’s 12,000 species of flowering plants are found nowhere else in the world.

“We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.” Henry David Thoreau. Walden: Or Life in the Woods
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The art of glass

Fairchild Botanical Garden just started exhibiting the amazing work of American artist Dale Chihuly. His glass sculptures/installations are so beautiful and refreshing for the soul. The garden is breathtaking and the perfect setting for these pieces. Besides the exotic flora some birds can be spotted as well as other animals if you are lucky. I will share other images in a new post later this week.

“I never met a color I didn’t like” Dale Chihuly
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