102 Summer afternoon in the Jungle……..

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The suburban jungle……4.2 billion years in the making to get here,  right by me. Pluto, Pluto  3 billion miles away…….10 years to travel….Imagine being away for a decade. The exchange of 10 years of time for one right moment.  A life’s work in an incredible 8000 miles distant photoshoot, all in the passing at 14km per second on 14 /15 July. Without doubt you must be a marvel. The world is ecstatic. But will you honestly, truly, deeply, contain more remarkable promise than what we already possess?

I would hate to waste these moments. I don’t wish to give this up, but I will think of the photoshoot and a desolate landscape awaiting tentative colonisation and curiousity. I hope it will bring a great and fulfilling future. But a future with no flowers, is a future with no powers. And I so love it just here.

© 2015 La Floralie


53 Modern yesterdays and old fashioned tomorrows

How yesterday was a garden’s future and today became its past

13 January 2015

Yesterday in a modern Surrey water garden 

14.30 GMT stormy, torrential cold rain from nowhere with so much energy that by 15.00 blue skies and sunlight had blown the storm away so that by 16.00 the Water Garden would feel the best of both worlds. The simplicity of 3 elementals – grasses, a tree scape and water.  And open to the elements, it would have high energy.




14 January 2015

Today,  a 100 years ago in a tree-lined village vintage postcard 

The future had arrived. At the end of the afternoon, in the heart of central London, a vintage picture postcard was found in passing, made at the turn of last century. It was an en passant moment. Depicting the Victorian tall pines typical of a Surrey village on the Downs, along with the English summer mix of blue skies and grey storm clouds, this scene came with a seasonless birthday greeting. Perspective.

May your view of life today

Be like a garden sweet and gay


© 2015 La Floralie