I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.~ Ruth Stout
God made a beauteous garden
With lovely flowers strown,
But one straight, narrow pathway
That was not overgrown.
And to this beauteous garden
He brought mankind to live,
And said “To you, my children,
These lovely flowers I give.
Prune ye my vines and fig trees,
With care my flowers tend,
But keep the pathway open
Your home is at the end.
~ Robert Frost (God’s Garden)
A gardener is like a prophet looking out on a barren land and saying, ‘I see corn on that hill, and beans beneath the grove, and lavender in the field, and over there some roses by the brick wall.’ Don’t you think that’s what a good friend should be like? A truly good friend is one who can look at our bare lives and see the fruit of what will one day come from deep inside us.~ Craig Froman (Of Secrets, Spiders & and the End of the World)
Be soft, don’t let the world make you hard. Be gentle, don’t let the people make you difficult. Be kind, don’t let the realities of life steal your sweetness and make you heartless~ Nurudeen Ushawu
We visited Madrid in may 2019 and stayed there was 5 days. During the visit I spent some quality time in the rose gardens. Yes Madrid has 2 rose gardens and have more than 4000 roses.. Both are well maintained and can be reached using public transport. The public transport is extremely efficient at least in my opinion.
KV: The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan is a system of central government schools in India that are instituted under the aegis of the Ministry of Education, Government of India. KV offers quality education to the children of transferable central government employees including Defence and Para-Military personnel by providing a common programme of education To pursue excellence and set pace in the field of school education.
In Silence there is eloquence. Stop weaving and see how the pattern improves.~ Rumi
For Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge (FOTD)
Debbie’s Six Word Saturday
Walking in surroundings is included in our daily routine now. I picked a couple of images from our walk last week.
Flowers are blooming everywhere here and almost every house has beautiful display. A couple of days ago we took a short walk to appreciate gardens in our neighbourhood.
Our town walk was concluded with coffee and cake. No rains and wind and even the temperature was just perfect resulting lot of people outside. Gladly it was convenient to maintain social distancing while seating outside. July is vacation month in Norway but our borders are still closed and moreover this year people are adviced to spend their vacations in Norway. Hope this will help local business which rely mostly on tourists.
Jo’s Monday Walk
Becca’s Sunday Trees
Second entry to last week’s lens artists photo challenge: Summer
Here is my first entry for the same challenge : CLICK
“Live at home”~
This is the first summer I am not travelling to India or any other places. The travel restrictions have forced me to stay here. In the beginning I felt sad but then I started thinking about “Something good will always come out of something bad”.
I started enjoying my everyday hike/walk and I decided to work on my front garden.
Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.~ May Sarton
Plants want to grow; they are on your side as long as you are reasonably sensible.~
I love to spend time in my little garden (there are not so many plants yet) and I am glad I trusted my instincts.