Finding Life Lessons in the Flower Fields at Jello Mold Farm

October 26, 2012

Nothing lasts forever

“Nature reminds us that we cannot hold on forever.  Only with letting go can new life come. . . . So autumn always makes me wonder what I am holding on to.  What is it that I am afraid to let go of? . . . What must be put aside so that spring can arrive?”
— John Izzo, Second Innocence:  Rediscovering Joy and Wonder

You certainly get a sense of time passing when you see the withering and decaying flowers in the flower beds at Jello Mold Farm.  A few valiant blooms stand bravely in their last days.  Come with me for a walk in the flower fields as Jello Mold Farm prepares for winter.

A few sunflowers brighten the fields.

Sunflower bed, Jello Mold Farm

Dahlia beds

I love the plum-colored and dark-toned petals of this dahlia.

Sunset-colored foliage

Red fruit

This artichoke looks like a spiked bludgeon from medieval times.

Pick up in the flower fields, Jello Mold Farm

Luminous hydrangea leaves

Pumpkin patch

Pumpkin with black & white focal effect

Spent sneezeweed bloom

Time to let go

5 Responses to “Finding Life Lessons in the Flower Fields at Jello Mold Farm”

  1. Renee Says:

    Call me crazy but for some reason the Spent sneezeweed bloom seems sad to me.

  2. shoreacres Says:

    The pumpkin with the black and white focal effect looks like an unfolded fan. My favorite is the truck, though. It’s just marvelous.

    Is the artichoke another stage of our grocery store artichokes? I can’t think it is. What a strange plant-creature!

  3. amy b. Says:

    I am mourning the state of my garden this week as well… spent two of our Indian summer days weeding the beds and removing the frost tinged foliage. There isn’t much left that is beautiful.

  4. Margaret Says:

    I can’t believe how nice the dahlias continue to look! I can’t tell much difference from when we visited.

  5. Faith Says:

    so, so pretty and relaxing. i love sunflowers especially dried ones. there’s something about dried or dying sunflowers that i absolutely love.
    your photos are beautiful.


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