Saturday, June 19, 2010

...a breathing garden...

before shadows...
happy birthday
my sweet sarah christine.

the best fertilizer
is the gardener's shadow.
~Author Unknown
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 find myself
just standing.
at my flower gardens.
just soaking it in.
breathing it in.
as if my gardens
are taking
out of me...
all the stresses
of life.
a garden.
truly transforms you.
takes you to a place of peace.
this is the same thing
you can say about chasing
down shadows.
have a wonderful garden
kind of breathing
just BE.


Sweet Repose said...

Just look at the pride in this Mother's eyes...HAPPY B-DAY SARAH!!!

What a lucky pair to have each there's a proud Gramma out there too, aye Tilda!!!

Finally after a day's respite from the rains, I walked around the house to the gardens...and WOW, had they grown...overnight!

I too find myself just standing and looking around in amazement...and always with that pesky smile.

Have a wonderful day girls and be prepared for another week of rains...or should I say cleansing.

Thanks for the coffee, see ya on Sunday!

Hey Tilda, are ya out from under the bed...and out of chocolate I'll bet!


Arija said...

With love we tend our garden and it, with infinite love, fills u with joy in return.

Dina said...

Happy birthday to Sarah. She is a real flower.

I love the message of this post.

joanne said...

happy birthday to Sarah... what a beautiful photo of the two of you together... so alike... and different... and both gorgeous

you asked about the weekend in your last... i can't wait to see what the weekend brings... :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Lovely birthday girl, lovely shadow shot! Your quote is absolutely perfect as well.

Sylvia K said...

First of all, a very Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter, Robin! Love your shadow shot as always and the perfect words to match! Enjoy your weekend -- both of you!


Cassie said...

Peace indeed.

Happy Birthday to your daughter! And, happy SSS to you.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

under flower pot,
a wrinkled toad is lurking,
savoring shadows

Bug, No Rug

Anonymous said...

It can be very soothing and calming to spend time in the garden!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Happy Birthday to your dear Sarah.

Yes, I agree, Mirabel Osler's words especially by the anon author. Gardening is an effective tranquilizer and sedative as well.

Serendipity said...

Beautiful shadow shot :)

Carin said...

What a great picture of you and your daughter! Happy birthday to Sarah Christine! Hope you had a fun day.

Lovely garden shadows and very appropriate words to join them!

Just finished the coffee THANKS!

Enjoy your Sunday!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Enjoy your daughter's birthday - happy wishes we send!
We are smiling at your garden quote - oh so true! The garden is where both our hearts lie :)
Every morning I have to look out of my second story window and just my garden!!

Paula Scott said...

I couldn't agree with you more about my garden too! And, to be able to bring some of that beauty inside by way of cut flowers arranged in a vase sitting in random places throughout the home.
And, what a beautiful daughter you have!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

What a great shot of the two of you. Happy Birthday Sarah. There is just nothing more refreshing and peaceful than being in the garden, beautiful shots.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Happy Birthday to Sarah.

Lovely shadow shot and verse choices.

Greyscale Territory said...

"have a wonderful garden
kind of breathing
I just adore this thought!
And love the quiet peace of your garden shadow! Beautiful!

EG Wow said...

I agree. Gardening and chasing shadows are both great for relieving stress. :)

Manang Kim said...

Happy Birthday to Sarah!! She is pretty!
Just by looking at my flowers makes me happy. Many people don't know that in nature we can ger a good therapy. Happy Sunday!

SSS-The lamp

Hey Harriet said...

A very happy birthday to your beautiful daughter! The photo of you both is lovely! I totally agree with you about how being in a garden can transform us. Spending time in my garden alway makes me happy. Enjoy your weekend Robin! A quiet & creative one sounds perfect :)

lynda howells said...

Happy birthday to your daughter and well done mum for producing just an amazing beautifulk daughterx also love your shadow image!

Beverley Baird said...

What a lovely shot of the two of you! Happy Birthday!
Great shadow as well!

Kass said...

I feel the same way about gardens. Lovely photos.