Gifts in the garden

Gardening is meditation in motion and a daily definition of what kindness is. In this outdoor gym, gifts manifest with time, care, sun, rain and the dance of the days. It’s the perfect place to be reminded of the value in patience and giving thanks for the gifts that can grow from seed to food, flowers and fragrance, in front of our eyes.

birdsongs

Garden inspired art image

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kale on the balcony

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broad leaf thyme
Time can stretch in the garden…our rhythm in breathing becomes more fluent, deep and regulated as our lungs fill with fresh air…thoughts can give way to prayer and thankfulness..any fatigue is replaced with a heightened and purpose-filled energy…

 

freshly transplanted parsley in a basket.

A garden can exist in a peeny space or a medium to large outdoor area – anywhere there is water, a tree, earth and living things, one has already begun. Even a bird can make the first move, and gift a seed that welcomes in the first sprouting of life in the earth.

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broad leaf thyme and tomato

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a neighbour kindly gifted some freshly harvested sweet potatoes. This photo is the start of a re-grow after letting it soak stem-deep in freah water til it sprouted roots at the base
 

earth, potting mix, fresh cassia tree petals thanks to the bumblebees working above, mulch from overhead tree and leafy growth within a week.

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cilantro
seeds and trees

sweet potato, air plant, sweet peppers, garlic
Here’s a helpful online community of home gardeners in Bim.

  
seasonings and veggies
Painting and passing flowers and gardening

Jeremiah 31:12

 

EARTH | SEED | WATER | SUNLIGHT | CARE | TIME | NUTRIENTS | GRATITUDE | LOVE

 

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