Surely, two of the most satisfying experiences in life must be those of being a grandchild or a grandparent. Donald A. Norberg I go to the garden early, before the heat of the day makes it uncomfortable to work there. I go alone, because I want to do another careful and concentrated harvest of green
My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it is on your plate. Thornton Wilder I surrender. The air conditioner is going on today. As much as I appreciate fresh air and the laid back, nostalgic feeling that open doors and windows evokes, too much
Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. Henry James I’m sitting in the waiting room at the optometrist’s office, on a relatively warm afternoon (it’s maybe 30C / 86 F) and a woman asks me how I like the heat. ”I love it! How
“Sometimes since I've been in the garden I've looked up through the trees at the sky and I have had a strange feeling of being happy as if something was pushing and drawing in my chest and making me breathe fast. Magic is always pushing and drawing and making things out of nothing. Everything is
Gardens are not made by singing 'Oh, how beautiful,' and sitting in the shade. Rudyard Kipling I lift my bucket of gardening paraphernalia from the back of my car and head for the jungle that is my garden, happy for the gift of solitude, and thankful for the cooler day in which to work. My first
Over the course of the millennia, all these multitudes of ancestors, generation upon generation, have come down to this moment in time—to give birth to you. There has never been, nor will ever be, another like you. You have been given a tremendous responsibility. You carry the hopes and dreams of all those who have
Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet. Roger Miller The garden is happy on this cool and wet morning. It will be happier (as will I) when the heat returns in a few days. I’m anticipating great growth—in both of us. For now, simple gratitude for what is.