Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Planting Patience

When you plant seeds in the garden, you don't dig them up every day to see if they have sprouted yet.
You simply water them and clear away the weeds; you know that the seeds will grow in time.  Similarly, just do your daily practice and cultivate a kind heart.   Abandon impatience and instead be content creating the causes for goodness; the results will come when they're ready.

Bhikshui Thubten Chodron

My Daylillies are blooming..........


judemiller1 said...

Love the day lilies--I have lots and the other kind that last longer then a day--but--mine are only in the bud stage. Patience!

Sharon said...

My all-time favorite garden flower, maybe because it's the first plant that prospered under my care. Mine are still getting acclimated after transplant, but maybe I will get more blooms than I did last year.

Your comments on my last post meant more than I can say, about sensing confidence and being proud of me. Thank you.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Judy and Sharon,thanks for visiting. A slight rain this morning and more d/l have bloomed :)

the wild magnolia said...

Been meaning to tell you, I love the sunflower header. Bright and cheery first look at your blog!

I believe the quote, I am cultivating a kind heart, and all sorts of other things! Goodness has a healing affect on us!

Thank you for these gifts, beauty flower, and wise words.

I had a wonderful visit!

Bless you this day, you are a good woman!

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

I love daylilies, the yellow variety especially. I have one orange one blooming at the side of the house. Beautiful!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Jamie, I will give you one of the yellow if you like. Will bring and plant when I babysit:)

Cape Cod Kitty said...

Lovely,the pink one especially! Last year I bought my son and wife about 1000 daylillies. I cannot wait to see them in a few weeks. Ours usually bloom about the 4th of July....right along with the fireworks.

Sky said...

so pretty - i love daylilies! it is still so cool here that our daylilies have not even sent up bloomscapes! 45 degrees this morning, and our heat is still on! today and tomorrow will rise to mid 60s with some long desired sunshine! yippeeeeeeeee.

Megan said...

Thanks for that quote!

....something I definitely needed to hear this week.