For Dawn’s Festival of Leaves
For Becca’s Nurturing Thursday
Gardening simply does not allow one to be mentally old, because too many hopes and dreams are yet to be realized.~Allan Armitage.
Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.~Unknown
In mid July I asked for help to recognize the name of a perennial plant as I lost the name card. Recently many buds have started to open and a few dark pink flowers are blooming on it. Apparently it’s a variety of late blooming aster, may be its Marie dark pink aster.
I donot remember why I chose the specific plants for my garden. I knew nothing then but was quite eager to try something new. In last couple of months I learned many interesting things about gardening and I am so happy.
There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.~ Janet Kilburn Phillips
Link to my earlier post: Help which plant is this
For Becca’s Nurturing Thursday
So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.~
The imapct of lock down on all of us is beyond measure. The sudden change in life style was difficult for many of us. I was fortunate enough as the idea of gardening came to my rescue. I am definitely not a homebody or hermite but I am managing it 🙂
I have a couple of flowering plants. The garden is blooming in various phases first tulips, then azaleas and rhododendrons with early perennials. Now roses are back but beautiful bright flowering zinnia are show stoppers.
Becca’s Nurturing Thursday
My second entry for lens-artists-photo-challenge
Earlier flowers in my garden – Summer at home
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. ~
The sculpture “Piece is a Promise of the Future” made by artist Håkon Anton Fagerås, from Bø in Telemark, Norway, was reveiled august 6th 2006. 60 years after the United States released the atomic bomb over Hiroshima.
The sculpture is intended to be easy to interpret, provident and symbolise Northern Norwegian optimism. By appealing towards kids, it symbolises playfullness, future life, survivability, and with association of the message from Hiroshima.
When things change inside you, things change around you.~Unknown
Knowing our strength is not impossible. ~Six word Saturday
Yesterday was a fantastic day, we achieved something great. It was last sunny day before a wet week so we decided to go on hiking. It was a day tour and we hiked up to 919 m above sea level while covering 17.5 km distance in total.
At home we are working on our “terrace”. Terrace decking is finished and painting is going on but we didn’t want to miss the hiking opportunity. We didn’t have a lot of rain in last couple of days so the mountain trail was perfect for hiking. The route was well marked (which means one has to keep eye on wooden stumps, trees, and even the stones in the forest). There were some wet places but managed them in good way. Just that our shoes need good washing 😂😂😂
And at the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy, and your eyes sparkling. ~Shanti
Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.~ Rachel Carson
Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads. ~Henry David Thoreau
Security – Friday fun.
Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos — the trees, the clouds, everything.~
Jo’s Monday Walk
Sometimes we get busy in things we can’t bypass which means less time for hobby. I couldn’t get enough time to work on a post for last couple of days but all was for a good cause and so no regrets.
In the new normal, we try to maintain a rotuine of taking walk everyday. No hard exercising is possible as the gyms are still closed, a preferred choice is walking for atleast an hour ++. Here are some images from our recent walks.
What happens when people open their hearts?
They get better.
The final stage of healing is using what happens to you to help other people. That is healing in itself. ~ Gloria Steinem
For Nurturing Thursday this week.
For Jo’s Monday Walk