Monday, August 16, 2010

My Garden Gladiolus

This morning when the earth was still wet I walked around our yard and garden and noticed the Gladiolus had begun to bloom. I love the Gladiolus.

To the ancient Romans, a gladius was a sword, and a little sword was a gladiolus -- often used by gladiators. The Roman author Pliny the Elder applied the word gladiolus to the flower that is distinguished by its long, sword-shaped leaves, and the name stuck. The theme of the Emily Dickinson text below is strength of character: 

We never know how high we are
Till we are called to rise;
And then, if we are true to plan,
Our statures touch the skies.
 
The heroism we recite
Would be a daily thing,
Did not ourselves the cubits warp
For fear to be king.
 
What flowers do you love?
 
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Drawing on that degree in Art History, a passion for telling stories, and years working as a portrait and documentary photographer (And owning an Art Gallery) helps me bring a heightened sensitivity to my photography. Let's make the world a more beautiful place!

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