Meadowlands: Reciprocal Pairs

In her memoir, Braiding Sweetgrass, Dr. Robin Kimmerer writes about her quest to learn the whys and ways of nature, why beautiful meadows of purple asters and yellow goldenrod grow together in pairs, attracting more than poets and artists. 
Rather than growing as individual stand-alone plants, meadowlands are palettes of color, purples and yellows acting as reciprocal pairs, attracting the eyes of butterflies and bees.  This paired relationship creates a harmonious consolidation of cross pollination.  Each purple and each yellow brings out the intensity of the other. As Kamerer writes, "The touch of one brings out the other." 

Sounds like love, to me. 
        -----G. Hill
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
       -----Helen Keller
Humanity: A Meadowland of Mutual Relationships
God sleeps in the minerals, awakens in plants, walks in animals, and thinks in man.
          -----Arthur Young
We are here to help each other look good.
           ------Mr. B., Sixth Grade Teacher
O Lord, how manifold are your works! In wisdom have you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.
        ------ Psalm 104:24

This post, to be paired with Elevations of Blue and Gold:

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Nancy E Buhrer says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, Gloria- and as always I love the scripture- Thank you!!


    1. The book, Braiding Grass, is exceptional.


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