Between earth and sky lies the ribbon of green which supports life, and brings beauty and joy to all who walk there. The dark earth nourishes the roots, and the bright sky brings light to nourish the green leaves. This is the domain of the plants, and all of the life on the planet who feed within its green space.
At its zenith, in the full light of midsummer, this green space is bursting with fresh leaves and flowers. The bees and other insects are at their busiest, the mammalian life is grazing as though there might be nothing left tomorrow, and the baby birds are fledging and filling the sky with song. Here at midsummer, the point between the light and dark halves of the year, life is at its most vibrant. Nature calls us out to merge with her wild green force, and the suns power is at his strongest.
Flowers throw themselves open, and the insects oblige. The air is heavy with the sweet scent of roses, pinks and lavender, and flowers crowd and bustle for their spot in the sun. Everything seems possible at midsummer, and the green space of life demands our presence. In our gardens, in the hills, and in the ripening fields, natures green cloak is filled with glowing colours designed to attract.
Flowers are natures most entrancing design, and they live suspended between earth and sky, at their best over the solstice. I hope you place your bare toes on the soft green earth as the sun reaches his height, before beginning his descent towards winter. Breath in the vibrant energy of this slim green ribbon which supports us all, for without the plants, the earth would be bare of all life. Merry Midsummer to one and all from breath of green air!
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