What We Need Is Here

“…And we pray, not for new

earth or heaven, but to be quiet

in heart, and in eye clear.

What we need is here.”

― Wendell Berry


We visited a new garden this weekend, the Mt. Cuba Center on almost 550 acres in Hockessin, DE, specialising in plants native to the east coast of the U.S. They have other plants but they are moving more and more toward eastern and mid-Atlantic natives.

We got there at 11 a.m. on Sunday, just in time to take a 45-minute garden tour with Barbara, who has been affiliated with the gardens for many years and was enthusiastic and knowledgeable about them. Highlights for us were the butterflies, everywhere, and the ponds and pond life: turtles, frogs, dragonflies, fish, lotuses.

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The beauty of woodland wildflowers is that they exist at all. — Roger Swain

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