August 22, 2018

Perfectly Imperfect

empty chrysalis

fungi and lichens

tomatoes

39 comments:

  1. Reminds me of Leonard Cohen's "Anthem"

    "Forget your perfect offering
    There is a crack in everything (there is a crack in everything)
    That's how the light gets in."

    Great shots!

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    1. Ah, yes, that's it, Peter! Thank you! I love that song, too.

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    2. What a positive and promising spin on cracked tomatoes - and SUCH stunning detail in your photos!

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  2. I will merely say "perfect post" because Peter, as always, has come up with the perfect response.

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    1. Yes, indeed. Peter does have a way of being right on target with comments and thoughts. :) Thanks, Linda.

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    1. Thanks, Gail! These things presented themselves to me during the past couple of weeks. They are all beautiful and yet "messy" or senescing or decomposing. Normally, they might not be included in a garden blog post, but they seem--to me--to be the very reason that we love nature and why we garden. :)

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  4. Leonard won my heart a long time ago. So do these imperfections.

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    1. Thanks, Pat. Yes, that song is hauntingly beautiful, too!

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    1. Thanks, Kris. It was fun to find the empty monarch chrysalis out in the garden. The fungi and lichens are all over the railing on the deck, and I find them beautiful. The tomatoes sure aren't perfect, but they're as tasty as can be. ;-)

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  6. Nature sure is beautiful.
    In all its many forms.

    Thanks for sharing!

    - Lisa

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  7. Hooray for imperfection, I'm all for it! :)

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    1. Me, too, Hollis. I find "messy" and imperfect things more fascinating than perfectly orderly ones. ;-)

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    1. Yes, I agree. It was fun to actually find the chrysalis in the garden. I always wonder how many monarchs actually survive out there. I rescue some to raise them in enclosures, but I can't rescue them all.

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  9. Lovely pictures! The tomatoes look full of promising flavor, cracks or no cracks!

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    1. Thanks, Indie! Yes, they were very tasty. It's easy enough to cut out the cracked bits. ;-)

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  10. A true gardener's appreciation!

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    1. That's true, Tina. We know that not everything in the garden is perfect, and yet it is!

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  11. Truly wordless (I always have to say something); truly perfect. Well done! P. x

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    1. Thanks, Pam. These things have been on my mind lately. It's been a strange summer, but many aspects are perfectly imperfect. ;-)

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  12. I like the details that you captured in each image.

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    1. Thanks. They captured my attention with their natural beauty. :)

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  13. Lovely. Our German HomeExhange partner (in our current Home Exhcange) is a huge Leonard Cohen fan, and visited all of his haunts in Montreal, where he was before Asheville.

    I share the love of that particular song!

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    1. I agree--great song; great sentiments! Sometimes the flawed lifeforms (and the cracks) are the most "perfect" of all.

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  14. Blinks & Surprises in nature . . .
    As I was cutting greens yesterday for my Flower Play Day . .
    and had them in different containers outdoors . . .
    while sitting on a stool, cleaning, sorting . . .
    I had a hummingbird and bumble bee visitor . . . close up.
    Nice moment . . .

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    1. Oh, isn't that fabulous?! Those moments of special, close encounters are unforgettable!

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  15. If it's perfect, it isn't real. Nice photos.

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    1. Agreed, Jason. Thank you. These "imperfect but perfect" things have been on my mind regularly this summer.

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  16. I loved this post! You have a good eye to see the beauty in little details.

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    1. Thanks, Deb! The theme has been on my mind a lot lately, and these imperfect beauties presented themselves for observation--calling out for appreciation!

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    1. Yes, they are flawed, which makes them real and appreciated. :)

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  18. Perfection is overrated - much more interesting are the imperfections of everyday life :)

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