Take a walk among the heather with me here in Holland. This time of year is so beautiful. It is the end of the season for heather and the color is fading fast.
Life for heather, like many things in nature, is short. Its time is fleeting.
Even the fungi are shortlived. Yet if we stop and really look, we can enjoy the fleeting moment in all its perfection.
We too are here for a short time and should live each and every moment to its fullest. As the summer season passes into autumn, take a moment today to really look at something in your garden or take a walk in nature. Don't let this moment today pass you by...
(Photos taken in Doldersum, Holland last week during our vacation. Click to enlarge and see the heather fields in detail.)
These words were written by Charlotte Bronte about her sister Emily who had passed away...
"For my part I am free to walk on the moors - but when I go out there alone - everything reminds me of the times when others were with me and then the moors seem a wilderness, featureless, solitary, saddening - My sister Emily had a particular love for them , and there is not a knoll of heather, not a branch of fern, not a young bilberry leaf not a fluttering lark or linnet but reminds me of her."