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Quote of the Day: Diane Ackerman

May 8th, 2011

Just cultivate delight.
Enjoy the sensory pleasures of the garden.
That’s number one.

Diane Ackerman




Gardening really does delight all the senses. The smell of a rose, the dripping of rain, the taste of fresh lettuce, the feel of soft earth, the sight of a flower in bloom, the warmth of the sun, the prick of a thorn. I try to make sure I notice these things while I’m out and about.

What senses do use most when you’re working in the garden?

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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.

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