Wednesday, March 21, 2018

However many years she lived, Mary always felt that she should never forget that first morning when her garden began to grow.  Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden We pay a visit to the community garden late in the afternoon. There are signs of activity. Spinach and garlic grow in a few plots in the

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

That is one good thing about this world...there are always sure to be more springs. L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea It’s here. Beautiful, beautiful, full-of-promise spring. Time for garden planning, seed sowing, dirt digging, and down-on-the-ground picture-taking. The season of window opening, sunshine warming, and fresh air blowing has finally arrived. It’s spring. The fever

Monday, March 19, 2018

Every spring is the only spring — a perpetual astonishment. Ellis Peters Yesterday after church we had to do something we would ordinarily tend to during the week. One of the gifts of retirement is the ability to transact business during slow times. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work out that way. We waited in line

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Spring translates earth's happiness into colorful flowers. Terri Guillemets I wake late because of a restless night. A gift: time to read and time to pray.  But waking late is not my favourite thing. There’s always a price. So just a short simple happy list this morning. More green in the flower garden every day. A

Saturday, March 17, 2018

For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver. Martin Luther A bit o’ the green to mark this St. Patrick’s Day. No shamrocks around here so a hosta leaf shot last summer will have to suffice.