Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The good, the bad, and ... the beautiful

Our grapevines are showing grapes. This is good.
But the rose bushes have aphids. This is bad.
But then there is the beautiful...
"Everything is blooming most recklessly; 
if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.
-Rainer Maria Rilke

10 comments:

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

It looks like you have made your little piece of desert into paradise. If you have a pool I want to be adopted ( I come with a cattle dog and hopefuller a berder dog)

Stella said...

We will accept winter adoptions, a Mom,Stella and Ali Z. We love our summertime, when it comes but winter just stays toooo long.

We'll wait to hear from you.

Kisses,

Stella

Diane AZ said...

I didn't know wisteria could grow in the desert, it's gorgeous! I like your post title and the quote also.

Thérèse said...

Nothing is perfect...
But so much color here today!

BANJO52 said...

I was going to inflict my rapier wit here--in defense of aphids maybe. But I like the Rilke quotation too much. Nice blooming shots too!

Brenda's Arizona said...

Aphids need defense?? Fire away, Banjomyn!!

No pool here, but if it would bring you both and all the doggies (including Bermer), we could buy a plastic kiddie pool. Would that work?

Diane, I am not sure that the purple is wisteria. The vine is green most of the year, then suddenly blooms purple flowers - beautifully!

altadenahiker said...

Rilke's da man.

WV: Cosen. We're not sistahs, we're cosens.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

What beautiful pictures..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Joanne Casey said...

wow, that's a world away from where I live, wish I was there!

Sam said...

Things here have to bloom suddenly and quickly, don't they? It is the only way they can survive!

Sam