The Earth Laughs

July 30, 2012

“The Earth laughs in Flowers.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wildflowers on the hillside, Olympic Sculpture Park, Seattle

Lupine and other wildflowers

Bird (robin?) on a tree at the Olympic Sculpture Park


The hillside at the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle is a delight of blooming wildflowers.  The groundskeepers there have mowed paths so that you can stroll on the tilted terrain overlooking Elliott Bay.  I can’t decide which I like better, the natural view or the impressive sculptures.

5 Responses to “The Earth Laughs”

  1. Chris Says:

    I love that they kept or unkept part of the park wild…it also attracts lots of butterflys and bees. And yes, I think that’s a baby robin!!
    “The Earth laughs in Flowers”….one of my favorite quotes!!

  2. garden.poet Says:

    Oh, I love wildflowers! That field couldn’t be more pretty if it had been planned and planted. The green in the robin pic contrasts with the riot of color so nicely.

  3. shoreacres Says:

    I had to go double-check, but it’s true. Your lupine are in the same family as our state flower, the bluebonnet. Ours is Lupinus texensis. There are several varieties, but they’re all our state flower.

    And yes indeed, that’s a baby robin. I miss those birds – they were as much the sign of spring where I grew up in Iowa as anything.

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