Friday, June 14, 2013

garden light






I took these photos a week ago and things have
grown profusely since then because we have had so much rain...
so I will be back out there to snap a
few during magic hour again for you...



"I am going to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen." A. Lamott 



gardening for me is a wonderful form of
integrative exercise...
I create both beauty and food...
AND get my exercise... what could be better?

"Help us to be ever faithful gardeners of the spirit who know that without darkness nothing comes to birth and without light, nothing flowers." Mary Sarton





my chocolate mint is beginning to sprout back up in the pot above.. it is always good to contain mint..






and blueberries are coming on... finally ....
we had such chilly mornings and nights that the plants thought it was fall and the leaves began to turn red as they do in the Autumn... fortunately, they did berry!






 "Flowers are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty out values all the utilities in the world. Ralph Waldo Emerson


bees are back... I adore bees...






and above is a photo of my impatiens BEFORE the deer ate them...






we had so much rain that the rocks and trees got all mossy...
and this heart rock was unintentional... I did not realize that it was there until I loaded the photos on my computer.. a nice synchronicity...



"Let us open our leaves like a flower and be passive and receptive." John Keats



my tomatoes are doubled in size and my basil is doing well, considering that we have had so much rain and they don't appreciate wet roots...


"The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmonious tinted nuances of their blossoms. Every flower has a cordial word which nature directs toward him." Auguste Rodin 




my lilies are just now popping out which is wonderful, because the peonies never bloomed..
which made me pout seriously...




"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one and a lily with the other" Anon


life is just so beautiful...
it is a shame not to celebrate it...
don't you think?


C4N!



9 comments:

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Beautiful photos, sorry about the deer munching the flowers. Thank you, I know now I've been over watering my basil...good information. Enjoy your garden days!

mansuetude said...

So glad to hear of the bees. Beautiful profusion of life here. Enjoy.

Becca said...

So beautiful! Your garden looks lovely, and thank you for sharing all the lovely quotes too! Have a great weekend!

Yvonne said...

Beautiful! The rain makes such a difference. I can water and water and its just not the same. We have more bees this yea than last, so that's a good sign. Enjoy your garden and wear a flower in your hair. :)

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Wow, I have not had deer eat my impatiens, other things like a whole bunch of hosts but not those, too bad....Pretty garden growing. xox

Kim Andersen said...

lovely garden Cat - but I have to laugh about your mossy miracle .... we have moss on everything - it's even on my car!

Tammy said...

No moss here. :) Just heat and wind and dust. Thankfully, I've been able to keep up with my walking. My plants are hanging in there as long as they are watered every day. By next month, they will need water twice a day. We will be heading to CO this summer as that is where my son will be attending college. Haven't been there since I was about 12 so I look forward to the mountains and nature. He wanted to go somewhere completely different than Kuwait and with temperatures getting to minus 20 in the winter, he is definitely going to the other extreme. :) Best wishes, Tammy

Priti.Lisa said...

I enjoyed the walk through your beautiful garden Cat. I thought it fun that the trees are hectic...good one!
Tomatoes and basil, what could be better than that? I have 4 bushes of basil and am afraid it is not enough. I am praying over my tomatoes...we shall see.
♥♥♥

Marilyn Rock said...

I see your magical and artistic talents extends to the garden! Beautiful!

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