Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spring Song

Spring Song
Photograph by: Karen Holmes

"Where is your water?
Know your garden.
It is time to speak your Truth.
Create your community.
Be good to each other.
And do not look outside yourself
for the leader."

- The Elders, Hopi Nation
Excerpted from "This is the Hour..."

Today I hope that you will hear your Spring Song,
and recognize the music of your garden.
Thank you for your goodness,
and for this creative community of belonging.

13 comments: said...

Lovely Karen! Your thoughts have deep meaning!

karen-holmes said...

*good morning,linda. thank you, kindly... - xok.

Anonymous said...

I love all the pictures of flowers!! Fuschia are one of my favorites--they look like ladies dancing in the wind. Thank you for all the lovely flowers and your lovely thoughts. My all of our Springs be full of God's blessings and hope for the future.
xo Pam

karen-holmes said...

*good morning, pam, it is my glad you visit and enjoy. i love the fuschias, too - nice: "like ladies dancing in the wind"...God's blessings to you, too.-xok.

kiki said...

What a beautiful picture, the fountain of my dreams!

Henry Ford said" To do more for the world than the world does for you-that is success"

Daily I see your photos and words and know YOU are doing more for the world, and You are a success at it!
Thank you and I love drinking from the springs you share and create so beautifully, I am truly nourished.

karen-holmes said...

*good morning, kiki, thank you for your so kind words - i am grateful that you are being blessed. i love the Henry Ford quote - thank you! spring songs to you! -xok.

Betsy said...

Thank you for the beautiful invite to enjoy the spring song being played for me AS I listen and hear!!
The fountain reminds me of Suiwzerland and the 'eau portable' signs (French Suisse - Shelley will tell us the German version) permitting us to drink deeply of the cold, clear mountain water.
The Hopi wisdom is exactly what I need today as I step into a new community building effort - being reminded that each has their own responsibilty to take, and as we realize this and treat each other well in the creating and living of our community, we will form a strong bond. Surely,this is "knowing our garden". I am off to mine!

Birdie said...

Hello Karen, the Hopi people were very wise ...
what a wonderful beautiful fountain; I imagine the happy birdies coming to drink there and I smile :-) thank you, have a wonderful day! sending love.

karen-holmes said...

*betsy, thank you for your warm thoughts this morning, and i am very glad the Hopi wisdom spoke to your heart. blessings, song and refreshment to you. -xok.

karen-holmes said...

*birdie, good morning, yes, the birdies must love to visit that fountain early in the morning before the gardens open...such a nice thought. thank you. a wonderful day to you, too. -xok.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

what a lovely post...

so happy to see you at Farmhouse Kitchen today, my friend

and thank you for the kind words
happy Spring

kary and teddy and dande and all my kittys

karen-holmes said...

*thank you kary & all the lovelies... glad you enjoyed!!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

What a great post. It is always a good feeling to be a part of something a little bigger than yourself.

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