Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Oh, if only you could smell them!! There are not words to express how beautiful, how glorious they are and how extremely happy they make me. Garden bliss. Pink peony heaven! And it is all the better because this is the first year I have had any success with them.
Life is good. These days I paint with flowers and vegetables and my needle is a spade and fork. The garden is burgeoning. Great expectations indeed! Blueberry pies and pear preserves dance in my head like sugarplums. A hot buttered biscuit topped with homemade pear preserves is one of the true joys of life! We are already harvesting lettuce every day, and I'm wishing I had planted more. Every meal except breakfast is planned around lettuce! And no one is complaining! It's so crisp and yet tender and sweet.......forgive me. I swoon. I love my garden. It is more than just a garden. It is art. It is refuge. It is therapy. It is worship - a spiritual connection with my Creator. A cooperative work with the ultimate and original Artist. He who made all things is making a garden with me. An awesome and humbling thought.
Thank you for your very kind and generous comments on my previous post. I so loved Elizabeth and Her German Garden, I wonder if you know of any similar books you could recommend? I'm looking for some good summer reading.
Wishing you sunshine and flowers!