A Summer Evening in the Garden

by Lorraine on August 12, 2009

I miss my garden, I miss time in it, I miss the subtle connection with it and it’s personality.   Of course it has one, every garden does and that includes mine as well.  But I’ve been swept up in too many obligations that have kept me away from it too long which is never good for me or the garden.

I’ve allowed myself to be too busy and occupied with other matters.   You know the important things such as our occupations and such….they are important.   But I’d rather be outside in my garden and not be working so hard at my profession.  It’s only in our relationship with nature that we can renew ourselves and I learned that many years ago.

It’s a great antidote for whatever struggles you are going through.   It certainly never makes judgements on your behaviour and it’s always there, ready to embrace you in it’s mountains, seas, deserts and many other manifestations.

All we need to do, is to slow down and pay attention to our surroundings.   And be grateful for those singular moments of connection with the universe and nature.

And it can happen right in your garden….

Gardens have a way of “righting” our life when we are overwhelmed and not paying attention to the simple things that bring us so much pleasure.   This evening the garden looks tranquil and peaceful in it’s summer attire.

Sure, it’s not as pretty right now as it was in the Spring.   But native gardens are always beautiful in my mind, even when they are looking a bit brown and dried out.   Although we are now in the midst of summer, there is still something blooming, such as the Fuchsias and Seaside Daisies.

And there is always the fabulous Island Poppy.   This plant is now about 7′ tall and 6′ wide and has a continuous bloom of delicate yellow flowers on it.

Spending a few moments in the garden this evening, has brought perspective back into my life and I am thinking about possibilities.

Possibilities for the garden and for my own life as well.

And there are possibilities for you, too.   Go outside and spend some time in your garden or start planning one of your own.

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1 Anna 08.13.09 at 9:30 pm

Thanks Lorraine, I needed that! 🙂

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