#4 My Go Wild for Nature Visit to a Flower Market

A Bouquet of Nature

Nature has an amazing flexibility. It can be wild and vast as my mountain adventure or small and cultivated like this nature visit to a flower market.

nature at the flower marketEven before arriving, I could see the corner of the block alive the colors of flowers and variety of green hues. Tho bright and vibrant, these contrasted with the dull stone and concrete. Within the market, the diffuse light beneath the big white canopies glowed rather than shone on the arrangements and pails of flowers.

Besides the colors were the wonderful scents that spread across the market. If colors come in shades, and sounds in tones, what do we call the bits of scents? Sometimes, a scent may have a base or top note, but note doesn’t seem like the right word. Whatever the word for the package of smells, my nose thought (?) it was delightful.

The flowers seemed to absorb the noise of the traffic and the city, although when the church bells began ringing, it was a pleasant background sound to the colors and scents. I could hear the conversations of the flower sellers, and enjoyed listening even tho I didn’t understand the words.

nature at the flower marketMy fingers touched waxy green leaves, velvety petals, and cool drops of water. Some of the palm leaves cut into fans and other shapes were quite pokey. I bought a beautiful arrangement of flowers with a rose in the center and a couple of with a wonderful fragrance.

For the sense of taste, I had to wait until on the way home from the visit to the food market. There are some flowers that are edible but these were placed on the table rather than on a plate.

Certainly one way of connecting to nature is thru our senses, and this was definitely sensory. Going to the flower market was another marvelous way to go wild for nature? One flower or many, aren’t they wonderful gifts? Do you connect with nature by getting flowers for yourself or someone else?

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