A garden is coexistence

P1010859Perhaps God originally placed man in a garden to give him a clue about coexistence. It suddenly occurred to me in my garden outing with Effie this morning, that cats, diverse sorts of plants, and various sorts of birds and bugs apprehend the metaphor quite well, if not perhaps better than many bipeds with complex brains.

P1010836Whether a weed or a wildflower, this flower coexists with planted fruits, flowers, and bugs. It seems noncompetitive and harmless, and we let it live because it’s pretty and we like it.

P1010842Flax and vetch present a beautiful array of coexistence in blue.


Effie appreciates the shade and jungle cover the flax and vetch offer.

P1010851Effie coexists in quiet harmony with the poppies now budding.

P1010853My husband laid ground cover in some weedy areas, and Effie discovered its utility as a bug  gathering area!

P1010854In the garden, Effie seems to take seriously the awesomeness of the diversity around her.

P1010861Watching, listening, and peaceful. . .and she did not mind a bit, a beetle traversing her tail. Perhaps she simply accepted that it had a mission of its own. But in all honesty, she has never demonstrated an appetite for clown beetles anyway.



Filed under Animals, Nature, Gardens, Cats, Creation, Effie, Photo Galleries

7 responses to “A garden is coexistence

  1. I would actually really appreciate that – thank you very much! : )

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  2. Effie’s lovely, I bought a cigarette lighter the other day (even though I’m desperately trying to give up) because it had a picture of a cat on it that reminded me of her. I didn’t know the flower was vetch…there’s some in my garden but I just called it purple stuff…lovely post about the harmony of coexistence, thank you!

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