Spring in the Winter Garden

Yes, March is here! Snow, rain, high winds and nighttime temperatures in the 20’s. This my first March living in the mountains of North Carolina, so I didn’t know what to expect, but, no surprises. It’s the same March weather I experienced in Connecticut. Spring did tease us with a few warm days but she didn’t…

Home

We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time ~ T.S. Eliot If you’ve followed my blog in the past you know my husband and I lived in a small town in Connecticut for several years.…

December 31, 2016

Another gift: waking up to a beautiful sunrise on the last day of the year. Was it a sign of good things to come? One year ends, another begins. Out with the old, in with the new. A new year symbolizes hope. It gives us the chance to start over and set goals. We look…

Gratitude

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude. ~ A.A. Milne A.A. Milne’s book: Winnie The Pooh is chock full of quotes I love. I chose this one in celebration of Thanksgiving Day. My heart holds a rather large amount of Gratitude for…

Take Joy

The gloom of the world is but a shadow; behind it, yet within our reach is joy. Take joy. ~ Fra Giovanni This quote from one of my favorite books: The Private World of Tasha Tudor came to mind while on my walk this morning. For a very long time our world has been hurting. Each…

At Last!

The essence of most of my posts have been about my garden. The only attribute the yard had when we purchased our home was potential for a garden. We saw beyond the mounds of pine straw, gravel, odd bricks, pieces of cement, weeds and random plants, and had a vision of what the yard could become.…

Happy 1st Anniversary!

On October 19, 2014 I published my first post for my blog: Always the Garden. I remember sitting with printed directions on my lap following every step trying to set up my pages; it was all new learning for me, scary and difficult. I had to refer to the Lingo sheet just to get through…