Nothing says summer as well as a pot of Marigolds

Merry Marigolds

Happiness is the art of making a bouquet of those flowers within reach.
~Unknown

Posted in Living Simply, Simplicity | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dwelling On The Heights

“He who walks righteously and speaks with sincerity.
He who rejects unjust gain
and shakes his hands so that they hold no bribe.
He who stops his ears from hearing about bloodshed,
and shuts his eyes from looking upon evil;
He will dwell on the heights.
His refuge will be their impregnable rock;
His bread will be given him;
His water will be sure.”
~Isaiah

Posted in Living Simply, Simplicity | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Garden

I have a garden of my own,
Shining with flowers of every hue,
I loved it dearly while alone,
But I shall love it more with you.
~ Thomas Moore 1835

Posted in Living Simply, Simplicity | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Rhododendron Flowers

Rhododendron flowers

Beauty is harmony, Grace is melody. ~ Juan Montalvo

Posted in Living Simply, Simplicity | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sweet Violets

Sweet Violets spill out onto the grassy paths and line the edges of the garden.

 

Posted in Living Simply, Simplicity | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Peas Are Up

Peas are up.

Ere I descend to the grave
May I a small house
And large garden have.
And a few friends,
and many books,
Both true
Both wise,
and both delightful too.
~ A. Crowley

Posted in Living Simply, Simplicity | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pelicans In The Woods

New fern fronds look like pelicans standing in a cluster. 

Posted in Living Simply, Simplicity | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Better Life

marigolds in window box

The answer to having a better life is not about getting a better life,
it’s just about changing how we see the one we have right now.

~ angel Kyodo Williams

Posted in Living Simply, Simplicity | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Where I Hang Out

My favourite hang out, under the grape arbour, looking towards the garden.  I can curl my feet up in the swing, lay my head back and listen to the lovely sounds of spring.  Squirrels, robins, ravens, wrens, wind in the walnut tree and even the occasional horse clip-clopping down the road.  Perfect.

Posted in Living Simply, Simplicity | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

May Showers

Rain on Red Currant Leaf

Posted in Living Simply, Simplicity | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bird Language

Hark, love, while through this wood we walk,
Beneath melodious trees,
How wrens with redbreasts ever talk
What tuneful words they please…
No graybeard linguist, love, could vie
With our large learning, then!
You’d speak to me in Redbreast;
I Would answer you in Wren!
~Edgar Fawcett, “Bird-Language,”
Songs of Doubt and Dream, 1891

Posted in Living Simply, Simplicity | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment