Davie Village Community Gardens, Vancouver (2011)

caretakers of the garden of the Earth

Consider the lilies of the field.

Contemplate them.


Pick a flower.

Count the petals.

Run your fingers along the stem, smoothing the leaves.


Notice the green.

Become aware of all greenness

the greenness of innocence

the greenness of spring

the greenness of grass and leaf and bud and branch

the greenness of pasture and paddock and lawn


the blues and the yellows

the green and red and bright whiteness of God.


Consider the lilies, being what they’re meant to be

taking no thought for tomorrow

being the best, most beautiful, most lustrous and gorgeous and brilliant blooms they can be.


Consider the wildflowers, the birds, the trees and grass

and ponder our role as caretakers of the garden of the Earth.


photographs © bronwyn angela white (2015)—Kapiti, New Zealand

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