We went wandering through swamp lands this weekend. It was nice to let nature soak into our souls for a bit and take a break from the bustle and hustle of daily life.
“It would be an ill thing if wonders were for the seeing and we without the seeing them.”
-Pwyll, Prince of Dyfed, in The Fates of the Princes of Dyfed by Kenneth Morris
“The fire divine in all things burning
Seeks the mystic heart anew,
From its wandering far again returning
Child, to you.”
-George Russell, Benediction
I’ve seen this written in two different ways. Here is one version:
“The first time I saw him he was cooking mushrooms for himself.
The next time he was asleep under a hedge, smiling to himself.
Assuredly, some joy not quite of this steadfast earth lightens in those eyes…”
-William Butler Yeats, Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry
The Water Lily
The botanical name Nymphaea is from Nymphe, the goddess of springs. Some believe that water lilies are nymphs and it is said that water lilies grow where nymphs play.
My photos are taken 💖 with IPhone