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Quote of the Day: The Golden Hour

September 4th, 2016

“He sat on his favorite rock, near the cave’s entrance, watching the evening stars come out. Even in the worst of the year after Culloden, he had always been able to find a moment of peace t this time of the day. As the daylight faded, it was as though objects become faintly lit from within, so that they stood outlined against the sky or the ground, perfect and short pin every detail.”

Diana Gabaldon in Voyager

My favorite time to work in the garden is as evening falls. The sunsets are amazing, the moon rising is beautiful, everything is bathed in a colorful glow before darkness settles. It seems still and peaceful in the garden, the perfect time to weed or just to sit and enjoy the garden.

What’s your favorite time to work in the garden?

One Comment to “Quote of the Day: The Golden Hour”
  1. Nebraska Dave on September 4, 2016 at 7:25 am

    Susy, my favorite time to be in the garden is early morning before the sun comes up. Watching the world wake up with new adventures and hope is a peaceful experience for me. With the day starting at 6am for getting my grandson to school, I don’t get much of that in the Spring and Fall The hours of light are shorter and darkness still prevails even at 6:30am. Those peaceful mornings will have to be enjoyed once again when school is out next year. Evenings are the next best thing with school activities, only a few a month happen. Mostly the garden time is mid day now.

    Have a great evening weeding day.

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