Cat Stevens – Morning has broken 1976

Cat Stevens – Morning has broken 1976

“Sweet the rain’s new fall,

Sunlit from heaven

Like the first dew fall,

On the first grass.”

Photos of my Maryland garden in March, 2012

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26 Responses to Cat Stevens – Morning has broken 1976

  1. mary Zeman says:

    Pretty photos!! (and I love the song, too!)

  2. Rajini Rao could I ask a huge favor? When you get time could you please review and let me know what you think is going on there?

  3. Love the view given by the stand of trees.

  4. Rajini Rao says:

    Sure, James Salsman , although not my area of expertise, I’ll take a look.

  5. love the garden pictures and love the song!

  6. Rajini Rao says:

    Feisal Kamil , re your comment on the Iberis flower, a Google search with “iberis flower symmetry” revealed that this is a hot bed of research! Apparently, “flowers with a bilateral (also called irregular or monosymmetric) symmetry evolved several times independently from those with a radial (regular or polysymmetric) symmetry…. Species of the genus Iberis such as Iberis amara form a second whorl with a bilateral symmetry. This allows conducting comparative molecular studies to reveal if the same key regulatory genes and molecular networks have been independently recruited to establish monosymmetry in different plant families. Furthemore, It will be intriguing to determine the effect of the combined morphological changes in Iberis on pollinator attraction.” Apparently, this flower arrangement has been attributed to the vast success of angiosperms. I’ll have to check this out 🙂

  7. Rajini Rao says:

    Prabat parmal , I agree..not everyone can have a garden, especially in crowded metropolitans of the world. On the other hand, you probably talk to your neighbors a lot more that I do (I barely see them most days!).

  8. Is there any dull season!?

  9. Rajini Rao says:

    R Prakash Prakash , the garden is asleep most of the winter. Although we still have the evergreens, bushes with red berries (Nandina, or bamboo) and some of the trees have nice profiles or bark to admire. Of course, a dusting of snow transforms everything into a white wonderland. All in all, gardens look best in spring and autumn (the summer heat stresses the flowers and only the riff-raff survive! ).

  10. Nandina has red berries (common name Heavenly Bamboo). Actual bamboo is a grass.

  11. Lalit Ahari says:


  12. Very beautiful neutral garden

  13. Rajini Rao says:

    I love that Ralph Waldo Emerson quote, thank you for your thoughts, Thuan Pham-Budin ! There is one on trees that I love, and I think you will appreciate also…’I think that I shall never see. A poem lovely as a tree’ (Joyce Kilmer).

  14. Beautiful garden, like heaven.

  15. Rajini Rao says:

    Thank you, Jose M. G. Guerreiro 🙂 The garden is just waking from a long, cold sleep. It needs some cleaning to get ready for the warmer weather.

  16. Tom Lee says:

    Very beautiful pictures! Almost can smell the flowers.

  17. Don’t forget to share the colours of warmer weather Rajini Rao . Thank You.

  18. Thanks, Rajini Rao Great set of pictures

  19. Lalit Ahari says:

    This one is really good pic

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