How do they know?

I made a hearty bouquet last week of wild tiger daylilies and spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis that I placed in a cobalt blue vase to greet me in the morning and accompany nighttime meals.  This lively contrast of oranges and purples contained flowers in bloom and those in waiting. On day 2, several of the lilies …

Gardening Grey

A garden is usually vibrant in color --- even simple whites pop against lively green leaves like lilies of the valley.  But, have you noticed the greys?  Dusty miller wears yellow flowers while lamb's ears show off pinkish-purple spikes.  There is no "all or nothing."  Like life.  Like the Tao. Look closer at that familiar …

Savoring Sunday’s Symphony

  Guilt slips in and around the cool morning breeze for taking time to slip into my favorite summer chair and be in Sunday morning. A confident breeze eases the heat on my sun-warmed skin, stroking my cheek with the only classical music absent of customary stuffiness --- Mozart, Bach, Gershwin, Schubert's "Unfinished" symphony no. …

The View Beyond

Plum tree branches heavily laden with raindrops bend toward the ground temporarily obstructing my view of the garden beyond. Like the challenges we face sometimes a relentless tsunami We do not fully understand or see the gifts until widening our perspective.   Bend, like the plum tree. Go with the flow. Accept.  Spring back.  Do …