Saturday, April 23, 2011

Blue Carpet

Blue Carpet, originally uploaded by susanvg.
Photo April 22 (Earth Day)
One of our early spring flowers are the scylla. They spread where they please, popping up in unexpected places. Here they carpet the lawn. In other places, single flowers stand defiantly where they will. When they die off, a simple mowing of the lawn removes all traces, yet each year they grow again, reminding us of their invincibility.
Earth Day - the day to celebrate our blue planet - let's hope that it is as invincible as these blue flowers as man continues to treat it with disrespect. When will the politicians wake up to the fact that short term economic gain without thought to the environment can have devastating effects on our planet. We are selling out our children's futures.


  1. I love blue-colored flowers. I’ll check what is Japanese name of scylla. Easy to remove when they die off and strong enough to resurrect when time comes: scylla look an ideal flowers to me.

    I agree with you. Our mother planet has been degraded by human activities. These days I’m so concerned about the contamination of sea water by radioactivity leakage.

    Thank you for your kind thoughts to Tohoku people and to Japan.

  2. This carpet is absolutely gorgeous! We have a few odd scyllas in our garden, too. Invincible, yes!
    Earth Hour and Earth Day are good reminders but, as you write, some more concrete changes are needed to save the earth.

  3. I'm going to have to investigate if scylla would grow at high altitude. That is my kind of plant! I've lost faith in politicians. It is we as individuals who must make our own small differences environmentally.

  4. Lovely, just lovely. I love the blues and purples in flowers. Your post is thoughtful and well-written!