Sunday, July 19, 2020


"It is good to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and posses you in a reverie of suspended thought."
~ James Douglas ~

These days, the flowers in my garden are my primary community. 
I miss being out in the world with people, 
but not being able to do that, 
I find the gardens make good company. 
     Every day, someone new is thriving, 
someone is in need of water or pruning, 
someone is wilted from the heat, and 
someone wants to move. 
It's a living community like any other, and I tend to it with curiosity and love. 
     The flowers and I give to each other, 
struggle together, 
and dance in the hot breeze as the days wind there way along. 

I thank God for gardens.