A garden for a gardener is a reflection
A reflection of who they are
Each bed is a piece of a puzzle once completed mirrors the gardener’s soul
A piece of planned chaos – a piece of chromatic flora – a piece of neutral shades
Come, walk the garden paths and meet me
The droning of insects reverberates throughout my body
It begins with a subtle vibration on my ear drum which slowly permeates ever fiber of my being
Perhaps their songs are louder today as they instinctually know the world is in balance.
Twelve hours of light – twelve hours of darkness
Gaia is readying her children for what is to come
Birds of all sizes and colors join in the chorus as they search the fields and trees for seed and nut
Creatures who hug the earth are ever vigilant
As a kaleidoscope changes so does the landscape
Shades of green gives way to a patchwork of gold, orange and red
Autumn is upon us, there is still work to be done by all…
the process of coming into being
of becoming important
Each spring layers disappear and what lies beneath waiting
Emerges into the light of a new season
I stood alone amongst swaying trees
Groaning, creaking bark rubbing against bark, branches entwined cracking
A cold, damp wind permeated my soul
I sought refuge with the Dreamer…
and realized I had not been the only one
I pulled my scarf tighter around my neck and clutched my coat hoping to keep the cold at bay
Even on frozen days the garden’s beauty shines through
The garden is a refuge, not only for me but also for those who prowl its paths after dark
At first he was unseen. Blending in with berries and leaves. But as the lens came into focus so did he.
Allowing native trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants to proliferate not only strengthens the web of life it is partnering with Gaia.
Adding additional food sources to the gardens helps to feed the creatures who share our space.
In eastern Pennsylvania October is the time to help gardens ready for the coming winter.
It is also a time to help the wildlife around us get ready for darker, colder days.
Due to their high metabolic rate birds in particular need high-energy foods, those high in calorie and fat content.
Juniper berries provide this important source of energy, containing 46% carbohydrate and 16% fat.
Sunflower seeds contain almost 30 percent fat as well as fiber, protein, calcium, B vitamins, iron potassium and vitamin E.
Sharing a space means becoming a caretaker. We are an important part of the web of life. At this moment in time we are the only ones who can completely destroy it or strengthen each strand.
A multitude of colors
Beauty or revulsion
Inconsistencies in preconceived messages