There is a vital rejuvenating energy in nature that restores and heals our emotions and our inner spirits. It is a divine energy. God, who is in all, is most accessible and visible in nature. Even if we can’t express this concept, some unconsious part of us pushes us out the door and into the arms of nature.
Have you noticed how people crave the outdoors?
It doesn’t matter what the excuse, it can be anything from a simply walk, vigorous sports or lazy sun bathing, but people need to get out of buildings and connect with nature.It has been an especially long, cold winter and spring in Canada this year. After one week of warmth, we endured another cold stretch. Today, though, is the beginning of the Victoria Day long weekend. Everyone seems to be excited; it is warming up once again. Cars jammed the highways last night, as people rushed to escape into the countryside, shop for bedding plants or open cottages.
I can’t wait to get outside and into my gardens most days. We are fortunate to live on seven acres, with a creek, meandering gardens, a field of clover and lots of trees, deciduous and pine. Just by looking out our windows, I can feel the power green as it flows into my eyes and feeds my soul.
The last two weeks I have pruned back 20 feet of sumac and buckthorn that had become invasive . Since I have more time than money, I filled pails with soft white pine needles and spread them around as a free ground cover , then built a stone wall from rocks around our property. After I moved in some planters, I created.a garden delight. opposite the house, beside our long driveway.
If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. Marcus Tullius Cicero
The earth laughs in flowers. Ralph Waldo Emerson
Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts. Sigmund Freud
I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience,
for novelty or for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy in seeing them grow. David Hobson