Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Nature realized.
















I am quite the amateur, I know. Compared to Grizz and Wanda - my goodness. I did, however, want to elevate the mood of my blog a bit given the depth and intensity of the last two posts. Our garden, yard, flowers are also "truth" - life giving parts of my world that sustain me and bring me great joy.

The center, top - is along the side of our house. The top left? I wanted you all to see my herb pot. The clay pot in the front is over flowing with mint, basil and parsley. My sister made up the herb garden pot for me for Mother's Day. Nice, huh? The first photo is a close-up of the herb-garden. The daisy? The first that bloomed this season!! And the yellow flower? There are many, many of them as you can see. Please, can you tell me what they are called?? :-)


We so enjoy our garden and all that it offers in sight, scent, and a play ground for the birds, and the bees, and the butterflies and the deer which eat some of the flowers. There are statues and signs and stones and a cart and a painted vase placed about, as well. It is so colorful and full with life and offerings. :-)

We love our simple,humble home and we know how blessed we are. The pond out front is a habitat for wild life and turtles and frogs and fish and the heron and geese and ducks. The brook that surrounds us feeds the pond and maintains the balance and flow for life. Very much like a metaphor for the sources that flow life in to each of us. We don't fuss a lot with nature rather we align with it. And in that way the natural beauty with all it's perfect imperfections is realized - right before our very wondrous eyes.

Peace, love and nature to you all
Gail

16 comments:

The Rambling Taoist said...

In the overall scheme of things, each one of us is an amateur. Whether we have a "personal" garden or not, the world itself is the garden of all. Breath it in!!

The-Grizzled-But-Still-Incorrigible-Scribe-Himself! said...

Gail…from what I can see, I think your yellow/gold flower is a daylily; don't know the particular name. But there are still a lot of them in bloom here, too, though they're fading. Wanda would probably be the one to listen to on this—I'm not all that good on garden flowers.

I'm glad to see you're taking a nature break. And I like your herb pot. I'm going to plant a little herb garden—maybe 6 feet across—here next spring. I don't have much sun, so space is limited.

Wanda said...

Hi Gail
Thank you for the compliment...but it looks to me like you know what you're doing...your flowers and herbs are lovely...the yellow flowers are Stella de'Oro Llilies.
I have them too...it is nice to live "with" nature and enjoy whatever gifts it gives.

Gail said...

Hi Wanda-
You are oh so kind - and Stella D'oro lillies, like the Stella Dora cookie? :-) Thanks for identifying the flower. :-)

And yes,nature abounds and we became lost, wonederfully lost in it.

LOve to you
Gail
peace......

Gail said...

Hi Grizz
And you are kind as well in regards to my photos. My goodness. And day lilly huh? Wanda says otherwise as you predicted. :-)

I picked fresh basil and addded it to my marinara sauce this evening. It was a nature-natural day.

Love to you
Gail
peace......

Gail said...

Hi R T
ANd ye, I SO agree, this is the "world-garden' and to breathe and bask in it's glory is a gift to us all .

Love to you and Della
Gail
peace.....

Bernie said...

Your garden looks lovely, I too have a pot of parsley and thyme and its thriving. I knew Wanda would know the name of your flower. So enjoyed your post and your pictures....:-) Hugs

Gail said...

Hi Bernie

thanks SO much for visiting and for your kind words. And yes, Wanda certainly knew the name of the yellow flower. Stella D'orio lillies , like the cookie!!!

love to you
Gail
peace.....

anne partain said...

Hi Gail, I love your pictures of your garden. Isn't natures beauty such a pick me up? Very, very nice.

I also like your words about your home and your appreciation of it.

Feeling good with you, Anne

Gail said...

Hi Anne-

So nice to see you here and I SO appreciate your thoughtful and kind words to me. Oh yes, nature is a gift to savor and respect.

Love to you
Gail
peace......

Andy said...

Well, finally I'm back. Great pictures, Gail. I do miss having a garden, it was always so nice, having worked in it, to sit in the peace of it all.

Gail said...

Hi Andy-

SO nice to see you here - I have missed you. And yes, a garden offers so much to enjoy. I will be over to your place soon.

Love you
Gail
peace.....

Comrade Kevin said...

And peace to you, Gail.

Gail said...

Hi Kevin -

"thank you - thank you - thank you........."

Love Gail

Kartz said...

Thank you for sharing those photos, ma'am. They are but lovely!

That made my evening! :)

Peace. Be well.

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Things are a bit hectic. :( Will catch up on missed posts soon. Trust all is well.

Gail said...

HI Kartz -

So nice to see you - I have missed you here. I am glad you enjoyed the photos. Welcome to "my world". :-)

Love Gail
peace.....