It is the still, yellow kind of afternoon when one is apt to get stuck in a dream if one sits very quiet. Dodie Smith I look forward to a run of still, yellow August afternoons. My weary body tells me it is in need of rest by manifesting symptoms that need attention. My mind
When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden. Minnie Aumonier We head to the garden to water after supper. I’m tired, having spent most of the day on my feet in the kitchen canning tomato soup. It’s a simple process, but it seems to take so long by the
Gardening requires lots of water, most of it in the form of perspiration. Lou Erickson I start making rookie mistakes with the lemon garlic green beans and decide that I’ve done enough for one day. I’ve picked beans, washed canning jars, and transformed twenty-five pounds of field tomatoes into jars of tomato soup that will
Gardening simply does not allow one to be mentally old, because too many hopes and dreams are yet to be realised. Allan Armitage We wake to smoky skies in the midst of another record-breaking heat wave. It’s not smoky enough to keep me indoors and, after an appointment in town and a couple of other
Sometimes I need only to stand wherever I am to be blessed. Mary Oliver For a moment I’m confused, and in my first waking moments I take attendance to figure out who’s here. Ladybug Girl won’t be climbing into bed for early morning snuggles; she’s back home and heading to camp of another kind this morning.
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. Maya Angelou It is still. My girls slumber downstairs and my canine girl snores
He who has God and everything else has no more than he who has God only. C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory I think have neither words nor an inclination to mine for them, then gratitude gushes. . . . as Daughter and Husband return from a hike, Daughter exuding strength and accomplishment for having done