WALK WITH ME: Ganna Walska Lotusland

WALK WITH ME: Ganna Walska Lotusland

The mission of Lotusland in Sana Barbara County (California) is to preserve and enhance the unique historical estate of Madame Ganna Walska, care for and improve its collections, and develop its conservation and horticulture programs in order to educate us, inspire us, and advance our understanding and appreciation of the importance of plants in our lives and on Earth.

Lotusland is a Public Charity:

Madame Ganna Walska died in 1984 leaving her extraordinary garden to the Ganna Walska Lotusland Foundation. Since opening to the public in 1993, Lotusland operated as a private foundation because the majority of support was provided by one key asset: the endowment left by Madame Walska.  Now, more than one-third of financial support for the estate and gardens comes from the public through charitable contributions, contributed membership fees and gross receipts from charitable activities. As a result, Ganna Walska Lotusland was reclassified by the IRS as a public charity in 2009.

Walk with me and enjoy the poetic prose…

Walk With Me: Ganna Walska Lotusland

Walk With Me: Ganna Walska Lotusland

 

Hand in hand a Scorpio and Libra walk in the serenity of a lush paradise perfumed by citrus leaves and lilac blooms inhaling the sweet purity of nature’s breath as their hearts dance to the serenade of buzzing bees and chirping birds.

 

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Walk With Me: Ganna Walska Lotusland

 

You look at us with mouth agape wondering if we are extraterrestrials with violent tendencies and imagine our thorns piercing your flesh, injecting deadly poison, never asking who we are, or, taking time to learn about our unique abilities.

 

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Butterflies and dragonflies flit between ferns and palms as little girls and boys run after them in search of secret worlds where shadows loom so scarily before they don their cloaks of courage and dare to unravel life’s mysteries making the grandest of dreams a reality.

 

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Euphoric, I slip and slide along each velvet petal intoxicated by your perfume, forgetting about the rest of the world I am forever spellbound by the bliss of your touch, and captivated by your sensual curves there is nothing more I want, nothing else I need because you have become my everything.

 

Walk With Me: Ganna Walska Lotusland

 

Whisper in my ears those words riding on the gentle breeze and tickle my cerebellum with ancient tales of folklore, drum loud heroic deeds,  and sing soft the wisdom nestled safe behind the seer’s eye and lift me up with enlightenment empowering me with a universe of truth as it circles, unfolds and reaches out into eternity.

 

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Why melt miserably in the sweltering heat when lily pods beckon and bid you board to float in tranquility with feet bobbing in the gentle wake as Koi nudge you along my current through the moss and lush underbrush.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Lotusland is “Maravilloso” !!

  2. Lotusland, Montecito Inn, and the surrounding neighbors are a must see no matter who you are and regardless of your age. Bring your camera.

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