March 2, 2011

In The Pines

"If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden."  ~Frances Hodgson Burnett

This is obviously not from the garden, but it is my Longleaf Pine research site, the Harris Tract near Holly Springs, NC.  It was a beautiful warm day, but windy with a storm rolling through, and I just had to share. I always feel lucky to work in such a beautiful place, minus the blackberry thickets.

"A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship." ~John Muir


  1. What a great photograph! So much movement in it!
    Welcome to Blotanical, Lisa! I am glad to see a gardener from zone 7B. My garden is in zone 7b too, but in Washington state.

  2. love that picture! love that quote! i am so glad i found your blog -- it is beautiful. it is always nice to connect with other carolina gardeners,too.


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