A Contemplative Life – August Roses = Lyndale Garden – A Place of Peace in 2020

People wander and stop to enjoy the flowers and peace of the gardens. A magic garden of busy work where gardeners with volunteers were prepping the flower beds.

A group of people standing in a circle with a teacher in the center were doing some Tai Chi exercises, when I arrived. I stopped to watch them for a time. It was a nice place to be doing Tai Chi.

Many photographers with large, long camera lenses are to be seen looking for shots of the blooms day.

Tai Chi is called the “Supreme Ultimate”. It is a moving meditation and martial art that I practiced for many years. I miss the connection to movement. Recently, I am working on renewing my Tai Chi practice. It has many health benefits.

August has brought some storms our way, but there are still some roses blooming. There was a blight on the roses. Some are past blooming. Here’s what I saw.

In the Magic Garden

There is comfort in the roses’ beauty, which heals sadness

Clouds scudding overhead block the sun in peek-a-boo game

For a time I forget my cares and my ‘self ‘

There are the roses, only the roses

Bathing in the sun and blooming for the bees

Ckatt 8-14-2020


Bee in Alum Flower CKatt 3-15-2020
Red Rose Lyndale Gardens Minneapolis, MN © Ckatt
Paper Wasp and Rose @ CKatt

The Paper Wasp “Description: 5/8 – 3/4 inch long (queens, sometimes from late summer to spring, are a little larger). Slender wasps; generally black with yellow stripes; smooth body with few hairs.

Where/When: Paper wasps can nest on or around homes. They are active from spring until fall. They may enter homes in search of overwintering sites.” ~ From the University of Minnesota Extension ~ John Hahn

Thanks for stopping by my kitchen

Wishing everyone a calm day.


Butterflies Lyndale Garden 8-13-2020 CKatt.

About kunstkitchen

Visual artist and writer hunting words, languages, visions, and insight in my kitchen - connecting Art (Kunst) and culture and slow food cooking. Classically trained artist. Paint and draw with traditional materials. Live in the Northland where it's six months of winter. Appreciate the little things in life. Sharing food and art experiences and the lessons that my talented and generous friends have given me.
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10 Responses to A Contemplative Life – August Roses = Lyndale Garden – A Place of Peace in 2020

  1. Rupali says:

    Wonderful place and what beauties you have found.

  2. mydangblog says:

    Your poems are always as lovely as your photographs!

  3. dawnkinster says:

    Such a beautiful place! And I LOVE that white rose with the edges dipped in red.

  4. anne leueen says:

    Beautiful photos. The roses are so delicate and lovely. I used to do Tai Chi for several years. I am currently doing the Eldergym online and they have Tai Chi classes and I should take a look and do some!

    • kunstkitchen says:

      Thanks Leueen! I know you know what goes into making photos. I appreciate your kind compliment.
      Tai Chi is good for aging joints and centering my concentration.

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