Ragged Robin

Isn’t ragged robin (Lychnis flos-cuculi) a beautiful creature?  The petals hold sunshine and rain in a way that is quite unlike its neighbours in the wildflower meadows.

ragged robin

When we feel a battered by life, it lifts the heart through nature’s inherent generosity, as if through a natural allegiance it whispers to us that there is still beauty, even in what feels like the soft and shredded imperfection of emotion.

Indeed, now the wildflower meadow is in full bloom, it is wonderful to spend the warm and sunny days sitting on the edge of the meadow.  There is so much to see, every moment inspired by another flower, another glance of light or shadow, another tiny spider or beetle making its way through the jungle of growth, another butterfly or bee landing upon the open petals.