Maria-Thérèse Sommar, fotograf, författare och frilansskribent. Ej körkortsfoto!

Monday, August 17, 2009

The strange garden / Den underliga trädgården

I stumbled upon a secret garden. Not the one I know; not Il Giardino Segreto but a new, a different one.
Jag fann av en händelse en hemlig trädgård. Inte den jag känner till sedan tidigare, inte Il Giardino Segreto, The Secret Garden utan en ny, en annorlunda.

There were signs which said "Keep Out!" and "No trespassing!"
I trespassed. I took a few, careful steps into the garden. That's when I saw a woman standing behind a shrub, picking flowers. "Hello!" I called out to her. "Is it alright if I take some photos in your garden even though I don't belong?" "By all means", she replied, but she showed me her bouquet - she had already picked the prettiest flowers.

Det fanns skyltar där det stod "Tillträde förbjudet för obehöriga!"
Jag var obehörig men tog några försiktiga steg in i trädgården. Då såg jag en kvinna som stod där bakom en buske och plockade blommor. "Hallå!" ropade jag. "Går det bra om jag tar några fotografier i din trädgård fast jag är obehörig?" "Ja visst," svarade hon men höll upp en vacker bukett som visade att hon redan plockat de finaste blommorna.

There were still lovely plants of all kinds and a butterfly which gracefully modelled for me. I took a few photos and noticed that the woman was gone. Without a sound, without a trace. Was she a trespasser too? Or was she... Something else?

Det fanns ändå blommor kvar, andra växter och en fjäril som gracilt agerade modell. Jag tog några fotografier och märkte att kvinnan var borta. Utan ett ljud, utan ett spår. Var hon också en obehörig? Var hon kanske... Något annat?


LadyFi said...

Great shots! Perhaps she was the garden fairy?

ittybittyandpretty said...

oh i like to think she was tresspassing too!! that would be so sneaky and perfect :)
love your last post...

Snap said...

Something else, of course!

Jennifer Hayes Hugon said...

The butterfly photo is truly magical. I just love this story! I'm sure she was a fairy too ;)

Debbie said...

What great photos. They make me feel like I'm dreaming.

A Beautiful Party said...

that was a dreamy tale!

and thank you for telling me your story in my comment section. very interesting!

Sara said...

I love this last picture!
You should come to Egypt! And see Cairo! And alex.. and everything!

I will definitely post it after it's published! Do you think I can post it before it's published?

Farah said...

I love the picture with the butterfly, so pretty. Hmmm...that must have been an interesting experience with the woman, eventhough it sounded rather creepy!

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

These are so very pretty and are even more memorable with the story you tell.

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