Thursday, August 16, 2012

After the rain

The land is refreshed after rain and cooler temperatures this week and last. I am grateful.

In the lawn, brown grass is now showing little tufts of green.

"My green thumb came only as a result of the mistakes I made while learning to see things from the plant's point of view." ~H. Fred Dale

In the cottage garden, looking from east to west

"There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling." ~Mirabel Osler

I stood in the southern portion of the rocky garden and pointed the camera toward the north.

"Gardening is a matter of your enthusiasm holding up until your back gets used to it." ~Author Unknown

 Cottage garden to rocky garden - Althea forms the border between the two

"The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for Him there." ~George Bernard Shaw

Another look at the western portion of the cottage garden. The tall hemerocallis (Autumn Minaret) continues to bloom.

"In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful." ~Abram L. Urban

A view of the cottage garden from my deck (looking north)

"Gardens are a form of autobiography." ~Sydney Eddison

Balsam - dark pink; it also comes in pale pink and white. It is a self-seeding annual.

"Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity." ~Lindley Karstens


"Half the interest of a garden is the constant exercise of the imagination." ~Mrs. C.W. Earle

 The purple beautyberry's berries are beginning to show color already.

"Coffee. Garden. Coffee. Does a good morning need anything else?" ~Betsy Canas Garmon

Betty Corning continues to bloom.

"I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in the garden at the cool of the day." ~F. Frankfort Moore

Rudbeckia, Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate, and Althea

"Many things grow in the garden that were never sown there." ~Thomas Fuller

SNEAK PEEK:  LEGOS IN THE GARDEN, subject of a future post

The Garden Worker, comprised of 37,497 LEGO pieces, part of the exhibit "Nature Connects," sculptures built with LEGO bricks, at Reiman Gardens.

"Weather means more when you have a garden. There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans." ~Marcelene Cox

Linking to Fertilizer Friday


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