Bottlebrush Buckeye: Beth’s Travels on the Bartram Trail 58

Take a moment to listen to William Bartram’s description of where the Bottlebrush Buckeye grows, which he named Fothergilla after his benefactor, Fothergill.

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Laurel Rhododendron Buds: Beth’s Travels on the Bartram Trail Series

Running Parallel…

If the bank I rose upon was marriage, and the person I married ran parallel to my coast, then we have reached a vast plain, whereupon we can go our separate ways, no longer constricted by the landscape of the honeymoon, stars in our eyes.

Magnolia Grandiflora: Beth's Travels on the Bartram Trail Series

Magnolia Grandiflora: Beth’s Travels on the Bartram Trail Series

Bruising Pollinators…

My heart feels bruised liked the Magnolia Grandiflora blossoms must feel beneath a pollinating beetle’s feet. My marriage, begun only a scant year ago, feels fleeting like these Azalea blossoms in Spring, beautiful, oh so beautiful while it lasted.

Wild Pink Azalea: Beth's Travels on the Bartram Trail Series

Wild Pink Azalea: Beth’s Travels on the Bartram Trail Series

Wandering through the sand hills…

May I find a soft bed of long-leaf pine needles to lay down my bruised heart….

Long-leaf Pine Forest: Beth's Travels on the Bartram Trail Series

Long-leaf Pine Forest: Beth’s Travels on the Bartram Trail Series

Quercus, varieties…

I wanted to be strong and steady like this oak,  he wanted to be strong and steady too.

Quercus: Beth's Travels on the Bartram Trail Series

Quercus: Beth’s Travels on the Bartram Trail Series

The Bottlebrush Buckeye…

Instead our hearts are battering one against the other, bleeding out against the sky like these Fothergilla blossoms….

Fothergilla Blossom: Beth's Travels on the Bartram Trail Series

Fothergilla Blossom: Beth’s Travels on the Bartram Trail Series

A Prayer…

May our hearts’ pain be transformed into greater beauty, as I was able to transform the image above into the Possible Perception of Bottlebrush Buckeye below…

Bottlebrush Buckeye: Possible Perception Series by Beth Thompson

Bottlebrush Buckeye: Possible Perception Series by Beth Thompson

 

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One Response to Bottlebrush Buckeye: Beth’s Travels on the Bartram Trail 58

  1. Anita Heady says:

    Your Bottlebrush Buckeye fractal would make a beautiful fabric for a quilt. I love it!

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