An artist shares her experiences on creatively developing, tending to and nurturing her garden as spiritual sanctuary for herself, her friends and family. Gail Allen contributes her thoughts on creating a sacred space as an oasis for soothing your soul in today's busy world, enticing your senses and and fostering your own personal growth

Friday, July 15, 2011

A Summer's Garden Walk...

Let's take a walk ... through Beaver Brook's Summer Garden,
It is in full bloom.

The arbor leads into the herb garden.

may my heart always be open to little
birds who are the secrets of living
whatever they sing is better than to know
and if men should not hear them men are old
may my mind stroll about hungry
and fearless and thirsty and supple
and even if it's sunday may i be wrong
for whenever men are right they are not young
and may myself do nothing usefully
and love yourself so more than truly
there's never been quite such a fool who could fail
pulling all the sky over him with one smile
~ e.e. cummings ~
 (Complete Poems 1904-1962)

Clematis in bloom.

Echinacea (Cone Flower)


We can complain because rose bushes have thorns,

or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. 
~ Abraham Lincoln
The Rock Garden

The Welcome Garden
Gardening is the art 
that uses flowers
 and plants as paint,
and the soil and sky as canvas.

 ~ Elizabeth Murray