A very inexpensive used book ordered
do not even remember how I came upon it.
Pleasantly surprised I could relate
to so much shared in this book.
A lot of pleasure I gained
and reminders of the past.
A lot underlined and will share some (and posted a few of my thoughts)
~~~~I have no memory of my mother or grandmothers without a garden.
My garden not at all like most gardens, not planted in even rows,
like nice neat little girl's should be, but all mixed together,
making a lot of brilliant colors when they are in bloom.
Like to think this is how my children will remember me,
that I created an impressive but simple naturalistic habitat. (these are my words)
I need to withdraw into the world of nature to replenish myself,
but not to remain for too long. (now it is never too long for this one )
Need to take meticulous care of myself these dark, difficult days. (oh yes)
WHILE I LONGED FOR STEADINESS IN MATTERS OF THE HEART,
I vowed never to be made miserable again by any kind of dominating or,
for that matter, any other brand of difficult love. (I was a slow learner)
NOTHING IS MORE STUNNING THAN THE SIGHT OF ICY branches
glittering in the sunlight, after frozen rain has transformed familiar
surroundings into a shimmering silvery place.
Over my woods fence everything is dense, tangled, riotous,
and wild brances of dying trees.
"In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through man, in spite of
of real sorrows, there I feel nothing can befall me, no disgrace,
or calamity that nature cannot repair" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
An old bird feeder that was once in my grandmother's garden is now in my
cutting garden ( I have my mother's bird feeder that is outside
my bedroom window)
Have shared so much
and this is last
The regimen of working in the garden in the early a.m. is thrilling,
to begin and end the daylight hours like that.
I'm doing more good gardening because I have more
energy in the early a.m. It almost seems like stolen time,
private and pure time
certainly a gift to myself. (at this time of life the early morning
is my high energy time )
I know their are many other's that love to garden, like Lorraine, Balisha
and this one. Who can
relate to the words I have shared.
"Four Tenths of an Acre"