Saturday, August 10, 2013

Heaven & 'Hops'

American Hophornbeam Fruits

“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.” - Henry David Thoreau

Kenneth and I visited Inniswood Metro Gardens today and explored the woods and a secret garden (a post about our visit will be up soon).  The secret garden has quotes about nature and gardening imprinted on low, brick walls, one of them was by my favorite transcendentalist, Henry David Thoreau.  I don't agree with everything Thoreau has written, but the above quote rings true for me, especially after a lovely day enjoying the gardens.  


After I snapped the photo of the hornbean 'hops,' which are appropriately named because they resemble actual hops, I found this little guy:



Nature is full of surprises!