Category Archives: Spiritual

Joy to the World

Joy to the world – A big ask, So let’s begin With you And me. May joy be yours Wherever you are – North or south, East or west – For now And all years hence. May compassion Fill your … Continue reading

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Something in the Air

The garden Preens and struts, Rustling its gaudy feathers As it settles On its perch, New plumage Resting easily On its frame. There is Something in the air – A subtle change. The warmth of the sun? The gentle intensity … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: What the World Needs Now

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Up, Down, Round and Around

Another lovely day despite close proximity to the end of the month, and looking up, down, round and around I have found great pleasure in observing more new spikes of Colchicum autumnale album (grubby and weather worn, but hey! no … Continue reading

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The Spirit of the Garden

For those wondering about the ribbons, the wait is over – they have combined with the trellis and twisting jasmine stems to make an abstract art installation. The Spirit of the Garden takes both natural and man-made elements and blends … Continue reading

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My roots In this place, This garden, Run deep, Tightly but tenderly Clinging To the fabric Of the soil, Spreading, reaching Deep, very deep, To the heart Of the earth, Nourished By every green shoot, Every new bloom, Each drop … Continue reading

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Peace and Joy

May we truly believe that some day Peace and Joy will reign throughout our world. In the meantime, I would like to wish everyone who dips into this blog a happy festive season, and Peace and Joy throughout the coming year. … Continue reading

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In Waiting

After the fall, The frost that leaves Plump buds Soggy and lifeless, After the wind That strips The last remaining Leaf, After the glimpses Of green spring shoots, After the hullaballoo, The birds’ chorusing, After all this The garden lies … Continue reading

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One Mojo, Safely Returned

After a night of sub-zero temperatures I went out after breakfast with my camera looking for frosty things to photograph, and came back with some lovely examples of frost on heuchera, sedum, geum and various ferns, as well as ice patterns … Continue reading

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Skeletons in the Garden Cupboard

The recent wind and rain have seen off most of the deciduous leaves in the garden, and it is always a shock to see the skeletal framework again and fascinating to get a glimpse of the bustles, hoops and cages of … Continue reading

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