Hidden Treasure

June 19, 2015

See those towering hollyhocks? I dreamed of those.

When I planted the package of seemingly insignificant seeds, I doubted my success. I thought about purchasing a potted hollyhock, but I wanted droves and droves, and a pot offered but one.

Last year, in late spring, I started the seeds in my vegetable garden. Once they sprouted, I transplanted them near the house allowing me to choose their location.

This year their beauty is definitely a dream come true.


I am continually amazed by the treasure hidden within an insignificant seed.


But, the seed without Earth’s energy would never bloom.


What a pair they make– seed and Earth’s energy– the force of our existence unassuming and hidden, yet visible.


Quietly sitting in nature observing creatures great. . .


and small,


Earth’s energy fills me, my spirit soars, and I bloom like the surrounding wildflowers– suddenly transformed from insignificant to significant.


Can you feel the beauty? Look around and within.


Latest Comments

  1. Laura says:

    Beautiful hollyhock. So nice and colorful.


  2. georgetteann says:

    Beautiful! 😊


  3. Fabio says:

    Fantastic! Images and thoughts so well intertwined! Thanks so much! 🙂


  4. derrickjknight says:

    As beautiful a post as ever.


  5. Beautywhizz says:

    Hollyhocks are one of my favourites. Beautiful photos.


  6. Benjamin says:

    Lovely, just lovely! Everyone needs hollyhocks in their life! ~Cheers, Ben


  7. Eliza Waters says:

    Nice stand of hollyhocks you’ve got there, love the sweet twin fawns and myriad of flowers and pollinators!


  8. sweetpea2love says:

    What a lovely post I’ve found here this afternoon looking for new bloggers to follow. I look forward to visiting your posts many times..
    Take care and have a wonderful weekend, from Laura~


  9. b12alley says:

    These photos took my breath away. You are a fabulous photographer, not to mention those lovely flowers. You just got another fan/follower.


  10. Jane says:

    Love all these pics but my favourites are the gorgeous insect shots! Just stunning! 🙂


  11. Adrienne Morris says:

    Lovely pictures. The first year I planted hollyhocks they disappointed, the same with year tow, but year three!!!! Now they’re taking over. I LOVE them. The peacock reminded me that the other day I saw what appeared to be a white peacock at the edge of the woods. I wanted to catch it and bring it home but I was not quick enough getting out of the car.


  12. amaryllislog says:

    These are beautiful images. I think you must live in the garden of eden!


  13. Amy says:

    Beautiful gallery of flowers, bee, and butterfly. Great captures! .


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