Friday, March 23, 2007

trouvée: apple blossoms

"How fair is a garden amid the trials and passions of existence."
~ Benjamin Disraeli (1881)

I found this photograph in Maine a couple summers ago. It is printed on postal card. Took me a while to figure out the inscription ~ “with New Years wishes” ~ I can’t make out the rest. But the apple trees are in bloom.

Happy Friday!

4 comments:

Blissville said...

Maybe all Maine gardens look alike. Maybe we see only what we want to see. But I could swear it looks like Brooke Astor's garden in Northeast Harbor.

Janet said...

Yes, there is something about Maine Gardens. Would love to think this is Brooke Astor's. I wonder if it was ever featured in House & Garden. Will have to do a little research...hmmm.

convergence said...

New feet within my garden go,
New fingers stir the sod;
A troubadour upon the elm
Betrays the solitude.

New children play upon the green,
New weary sleep below;
And still the pensive spring returns,
And still the punctual snow!

E. Dickinson

Janet said...

Oh, I love to see what these photographs inspire. Thank you for the Dickinson poem ~ it strikes a perfect note.