Friday, March 31, 2006

Morning in the Garden

Almost any garden, if you see it at just the right moment, can be confused with paradise.
Henry Mitchell

Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.
William Wordsworth

The glory of gardening:
hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature.
To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.
Share the botanical bliss of gardeners through the ages,
who have cultivated philosophies to apply to their own - and our own - lives: Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.
Alfred Austin

A little too abstract,
a little too wise,
It is time for us to kiss the earth again,
It is time to let the leaves rain from the skies,
Let the rich life run to the roots again.
Robinson Jeffers

Follow the wisdom provided by nature.
Everything in moderation - sunlight, water, nutrients.
Too much of a good thing will topple your structure.
You can't harvest what you don't sow.
So plant your desires, gently nurture them,
and they will be rewarded with abundance.
Vivian Elisabeth Glyck

It is one of the first days of Spring, and I sit once more in the old garden
where I hear no faintest echo of the obscene rumbling of London streets
which are yet so little away. Here the only movement I am conscious of
is that of the trees shooting forth their first sprays of bright green, and
of the tulips expanding the radiant beauty of their flaming globes, and the
only sound I hear is the blackbird's song -- the liquid softly gurgling notes
that seem to well up spontaneously from an infinite joy, an infinite peace,
at the heart of nature and bring a message not from some remote Heaven of
the Sky or Future, but the Heaven that is Here, beneath our feet, even
beneath the exquisite texture of our own skins, the joy, the peace, at
the Heart of the Mystery which is Man. For man alone can hear the Revelation
that lies in the blackbird's song.
Havelock Ellis


Anonymous Kaya said...

Great quotes and beautiful flowers. Each unique and lovely.

5:01 PM  
Blogger Rrramone said...

Wonderful words and images. Nice work.

5:06 PM  
Blogger minijubilee said...

oooh wut lovely illustrations! you've illuminated the text so well with these pictures. i especially like the second one, with the beautiful colors ... woww!

6:02 PM  

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