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…

Happy Father’s Day Daddy!

My father was an artist. In one corner of our basement stood his wooden easel, and his upholstered chair where he would sit when he studied his paintings; a table held jars of various sized brushes, tubes of paint in primary colors, and stacks of hardcover art books. He taught me how to mix primary…

Danielle’s Art

In this week’s photo challenge Lignum Draco inspires us to respond to the theme, “vivid”. Usually I share photos of my gardens and flowers, but this time my photo is one of my daughter, Danielle’s, paintings. Click on image to enlarge. I love the vivid colors in her painting: Sunset. Danielle’s art is influenced by…

The May Garden

This morning I took an early morning stroll through my garden. Please come with me and enjoy the highlights of the garden in May. Each new gardening season brings the delight of anticipating garden gifts: A garden gift for you: xxoo