Little Things in Life

I took the kids to visit New York City last Saturday. After visiting the American Museum of Natural History, we walked towards a garden behind the Rose Center. Some purple Alliums were blooming. Suddenly my son spotted a flower that was snapped, and took it. He said, how incredible it was, that so many little flowers could make up another flower. There were some flowers inside a flower. Such a simple philosophy, that nothing in nature is as big as nature itself. Funny thing is, this little man who held the flower and amazed by it,  soon will turn into a (great) man. How nature evolves before my eyes!

A Boy Holding Allium

 

THE NOBLE NATURE

It is not growing like a tree
In bulk, doth make Man better be;
Or standing long an oak, three hundred year,
To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere:
          A lily of a day
          Is fairer far in May,
    Although it fall and die that night-
    It was the plant and flower of Light.
In small proportions we just beauties see;
And in short measures life may perfect be.
 
                                             – Ben Johnson (1573-1637) –
 

Allium Globemaster

Purple Allium

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