The seeds for this post came from Ailsa at Wheresmybackpack.com
Her travel theme this week is: Gardens; So let me begin by encouraging you to stop on over at her place when you are done here to see some absolutely gorgeous grow spaces.
Gardens are places where things grow intentionally, cultivated spaces. Unlike a happenstance forest a garden does not spring forth by accident. What grows there grows by choice of the gardener. My heart is a garden. Life does not accidentally happen to my heart. I choose what seed I let fall in that soil. I choose what weeds get pulled out. The condition of my heart like the condition of my garden is entirely up to me.
“The many great gardens of the world, of literature and poetry, of painting and music, of religion and architecture, all make the point as clear as possible: The soul cannot thrive in the absence of a garden. If you don’t want paradise, you are not human; and if you are not human, you don’t have a soul.”
― Thomas More
“Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful!’ and sitting in the shade.”
― Rudyard Kipling, Complete Verse
“God made a beauteous garden
With lovely flowers strown,
But one straight, narrow pathway
That was not overgrown.
And to this beauteous garden
He brought mankind to live,
And said “To you, my children,
These lovely flowers I give.
Prune ye my vines and fig trees,
With care my flowers tend,
But keep the pathway open
Your home is at the end.”
― Robert Frost