Wednesday, October 26, 2016
The damage needs to be cleared up, and this is a monumental task. My gardener and I have already been pruning all the damage to the roses. We have taken buckets of broken glass out of their pots. There are some precious ferns, small fig trees , a bay tree and a rosemary bush with strong sentimental value to me. So many of my plants came from people I love- many of whom are no longer with us. We will have to find some help to remove the remains of the steel and glass and other debris. I am hoping for a crew who will respect the garden and do minimal damage in the clean-up operation!
This is really quite an "Adventure". One of my primary values is "Growth "and this is definitely an opportunity for growth! Dealing with a big loss, mustering my creative thinking to discover how I want to garden now and what I want to save is quite a challenge!
I am planning to have a new greenhouse ! It is time to redesign my garden. I would like the new greenhouse to be connected to my garden room so that it is closer to the house. I also plan to make the garden easier to maintain. I cannot imagine life without roses, flowers for the bees, the butterflies,and the hummingbirds. I love having little water gardens for frogs and dragon flies! I enjoy growing (and eating!) fruit, vegetables , and my favorite herbs. All of my life I have been strongly connected to these things. Life for me without a garden would be desolate.
I understand that there are tragedies in life far more sad and challenging than what I am dealing with. I am curious to know how you deal with loss, challenges, Life Adventures. I keep receiving little signs that "All is well, really". I grew up with that conviction and I know in my bones that it is true- but i do struggle with some of the evidence right in front of my eyes! How about you? What sustains you when disaster strikes? Something must- or you would not be here reading this ;^)
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016
|My favourite- the Italian garden at The Butchart Gardens|
Horses and carriages went by our windows all day (at least when we were there for rest breaks!).
|James Bay area|
I had so much fun on my break. I have more photos, and they may come in handy for other blogs.
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Thursday, October 13, 2016
This area looks like a wonderful place to have a small group retreat.
|I so enjoyed this walk!|
|Here is my friend peeking through a fallen tree trunk.|
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
I had a lovely time on my retreat to the Pacific Northwest. The first day my friend and I walked around a lake in a beautiful park near her house. I enjoyed wearing my new red rain cape! The air was alternately drizzly or fresh and crisp. The scenery was spectacular.
Shopping in Seattle was fun! Especially downtown at the market. So much to see and appreciate! Especially the food.
I really enjoyed having the leisure to take walks, relax, and eat gorgeous food before taking off for the Pacific Ocean and Victoria. Next week I will share some of my travels. (Still getting back in synch!).
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