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Friday Favorite: Watching Things Unfold

July 3rd, 2015

One of the great things about gardening is that it’s new every year. I know the peonies, hydrangeas, poppies, and other flowers will bloom, but I’m always surprised by their intricate beauty when they do. It’s like receiving a wonderful gift over and over again.
Single Poppy
I’m reminded of this quote “Mostly what’s on my mind right now are the falls colors. I go around gaping, as if I have never seen anything like it before. Perhaps I haven’t, I’m never quite sure. I could see this display every year and not grow tired of it, like seeing the flight of geese, or hearing the bird songs in spring. I remember, and that might reduce the amazement. But I don’t remember the edge–the vividness of the spectacle.” -Bernd Heinrich (A Year In The Maine Woods)
Peony poppy
Each year I’m amazed by the beauty of the garden, it’s like I can’t quite remember it in all it’s beauty. The truth is that a garden is always slightly different each year.

Do you feel like things are new every year in the garden?

Reading & Watching

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.