Several weeks ago, a photo appeared on my personal Facebook newsfeed — and I’ve been captivated (obsessed) ever since.
The image showed a bed of cosmos from the ground and looking upward. The photographer captured what it would be like to be an insect — or, in my case, a very tiny gardener — looking at the blue sky through the lacy canopy of cosmos “trees” with colorful flower umbrellas appearing to float above.
I still haven’t been able to get that whimsical scene out of my mind. That’s why I’ve been placing my phone on selfie mode, sticking it beneath shrubs and flowers every chance I get, and aiming upward.
The result not only satisfies my dream of napping beneath my plants, but it also gives me a whole new view of my garden, one that’s rarely seen — and the simple joy it brings cannot be overlooked. Go on, now, and try it. I know you want to.