Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Going to find Peace in the Garden

Climb the mountains, get their good tidings
Nature's peace will flow into you like sunshine flowing into trees.
The winds will blow their own freshness unto you
And the storms their energy
While cares will drop off like autumn leaves. ~John Muir

There will be no mountain climbing until the cool weather as I have no need to literally go"into the viper's den". We had enough snakes come down off the mountain and into the yard last year. However I do find peace in the garden or sitting at the barn with the animals.

The winds were blowing the scent of the flowers from the locust tree. Now we have switched to the perfume of the multi flora rose. In and around the garden the peonies are starting to add their perfume. Being out in the yard Monday evening, inhaling all the spring goodness, was the calm before the storm.
We had thunderstorms Monday night. I loved laying in bed listening to the rain and thunder while the lightning gave me quick peeks up into the woods. Tuesday morning was a continuation of the same. The power flickered off three times but quickly came back on.

In the afternoon we had severe thunderstorm/tornado warnings. Luckily the storms went around us. They said the storms were loaded with hail so the garden was saved from a thrashing.

And today I intend to immerse myself in that garden. While the plants were setting their roots and the seeds working their way through the soil, the weeds didn't care if it was hot/cold or wet/dry. They took off and today need to be beaten into submission. And undisturbed in the garden is the greatest place to think and work through life's ups and downs.

1 comment:

cyndy said...

"the kiss of the sun for pardon,
the song of the bird for mirth"....

hope you had an enjoyable time in the soothes the spirit!
..the honeysuckle is open :-)