Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Light In The Garden
At first glance, it looks like this little plaque reads "light reigns in a garden".
But upon closer examination you can see it says "Delight reigns in a garden.
I like to go out early in the morning to see what's stirring in the neighborhood. This a.m. I was caught by the light and shadows playing with the rocks and flowers.
An added bonus was the heady aroma from the dill - one of my favorite herbal essences.
Which reminds me how lucky I was to see a rare, full circle rainbow over London twenty-two years ago. I've written about my magical trip to Ireland just after the Autumnal Equinox in 1994, but I've never mentioned the whole circle rainbow I saw.
My overnight flight from Chicago to Heathrow on British Airways was directed into a holding pattern circling many times before landing. It was during that time, looking out the window to the city below that I saw my first, and only, full circle rainbow.
I had never heard of a whole circle rainbow before and at first I couldn't believe my eyes. Now I know how rare they are - weather conditions have to be just right for the rainbow to form and one has to be up very high to see the entire circle.
Delight reigns not only in a garden, but everywhere - if you are lucky enough and observant enough to see it.