Wednesday, September 9, 2015


One of the most striking things about this venture overseas this year, was the abundance of flowers.  In Italy there were some great flowers, and the smell of jasmine was a most pleasant shock on several occasions.  However, England appeared to be one huge flower arrangement.  The hills were alive, not with the sound of music, but with the bright yellow blossoms of the rape seed plants that filled acre after acre (yes we got the measurement of acreage from the Brits).

I’m guessing that England’s abundance of both rainfall and sunshine this time of year gave just the right conditions for floral flourishing.  Maybe it's always this way, and I simply never noticed before.

Flowers are interesting.  So many varieties, and so much of the populace of the world find the same beauty in them.  I have marveled to see some house plants all around the world.  In Sweden, orchids are extremely popular as an indoor flower.  They are also popular with Brenda.

I have to admit, I like flowers, all types a lot too.  I think this is a small argument for G^d's existence.  Humans recognize, and generally agree upon, the beauty of flowers, many of which are not only NOT good for food, they are poisonous.  That is, they have no survival value, they just give a bit more value to life.  Why did G^d make flowers, and in such enormous variety?  One day we can ask.

In the meantime, let's just enjoy a few photos from England.

And trust me, these picts were randomly chosen from among hundreds.  Hope you enjoyed them.

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