Wild Flowers Inspiration- Moose Lake

I counted more than a dozen kinds of wild flowers on the yard of our family cottage at Moose Lake. I’ve been going to that cottage since I was seven years old.But until I wandered the yard with my camera last weekend I had always taken the variety and loveliness of the wild flowers there for granted. Why hadn’t I appreciated all that beauty right under my nose every summer for more than fifty years?Earth laughs in flowers-  Ralph Waldo Emerson

To see the world in a grain of sand,

And heaven in a wild flower

Hold infinity in the palm of your hand

And eternity in an hour.   –  William Blakewild flowers moose lake

I owe becoming a painter to flowers.  – Monet

Bread feeds the body.  Flowers feed the soul.  – the Koran

Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.-Luke 12:27

Are days are few and brief, like grass, like flowers.  – Psalm 103:15

Other posts about flowers…….

The Flowers of Jamaica

The Language of Flowers


Filed under Canada, Inspiration, Nature, Reflections, Religion

2 responses to “Wild Flowers Inspiration- Moose Lake

  1. nettie

    Hi Mary Lou – I have long appreciated the flowers of Moose Lake – Katie Fast and I identified over 70 wildflowers between 2003-09. I think I typed up the list and left it at Moose Lake as well as the Manitoba Flowers book. I planned to also take pictures – but that project has only started!


  2. Dear Nettie,
    I will have to look for the list on my next visit to the cottage as well as the book. As I was uploading the photos for this blog post I was wondering what all their names were. Have you already been out to the lake this summer? I took Dad last week.


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