Return to the Garden

What I’ve always found interesting in gardens is looking at what people choose to plant there. What they put in. What they leave out. One small choice and then another, and soon there is a mood, an atmosphere, a series of limitations, a world. ~ Helen Humphries, The Lost Garden

It’s been wet. Good for the garden; less beneficial for our roofing project and my mental health. If the weather prognosticators are right we will see a return to sunshine today though not the typical hot weather we are used to at this time of year.

Patience, Linda.

It will get hot again and I’ll be forced to switch on the air conditioning all the while lamenting that I have to close the doors and miss the fresh air and birdsong. Funny how easy it can be to complain if we allow it.

Today I’m planning on taking advantage of the sunny day be heading to my community garden plot. It’s time to pull out the peas to make room for the growing squash, there are weeds to pull, and produce to harvest. All that, plus an opportunity to stroll through the garden and see what’s growing in other people’s plots.

Seems like a pretty fine way to spend a few hours.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. Daisies like that would help in staging our home right now, going for a green and yellow and white color scheme in the kitchen. All my posies are crepe myrtle or hot pink impatiens now, not quite the right effect I’m going for. Lovely photos as always. My husband would like a camera like yours one day. 🙂

    1. Staging for selling is always a challenge isn’t it, Marian. I believe it’s somewhat subjective too, but that’s just my uneducated opinion. 🙂 Hoping for a quick sale so you can move ahead with your next phase. From what I’ve seen of your hubby’s artistic abilities I expect he’d be a natural behind the camera!

  2. The daisy is such a fabulous flower isn’t it Linda? Although it has such invasive tenancies in the garden, it has a quiet statement in a vase. You can always identify it. To me it has a calming effect. It is never flamboyant or tries to stand out on it’s own. It can just be there and be lovely. It’s simple yet beautiful. Thank you for using it in you photos. I love your work and so glad I looked at your website. I will visit it often

    1. You’ve described the daisy perfectly, Celine! Simple, quiet, calming, and beautiful. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. 🙂

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