Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Beauty of Food

A garden and its beauty can be so restorative.

Yesterday was a bad day for me but today with in my garden I feel renewed.

The paw paws buds are bursting forth.




The mulberries are just beginning to ripen, and the new mandarin tree is full of blossom.




The nasturtium flower is both cheerful and tasty and the aloe and lavender beside the house are both healing.




















Strawberries feel joyful.



Passion fruit flowers have such beauty and  vigor and nectarine blossoms are so full of promise.



















Today I am grateful not only for the wonderful food my garden brings but also for the restorative power of its vigor and promise.
















19 comments:

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Jean said...

Great post! It's amazing how working or just being in the garden can change your attitude. Jean

thyme2garden said...

Your garden is positively glowing. I really like those strawberry plants. Hope you get lots of berries from them this season!

Linda said...

Great garden...steeping into my garden can make all the bad parts of the day disappear.

allysgrandma said...

A kiss of the sun for pardon, the song of the birds for mirth, you are nearer God's heart in the garden than anywhere else on earth!

Diana Bauman said...

What a beautiful post. I to feel renewed when in the garden. It truly brings me closer to God and brings me so much peace. Thanks so much for posting this to Simple Lives Thursday.

crunchy mom said...

So envious of your mulberries and paw paws! But I've got my kale and berries. Thanks so much for linking up to Simple Lives Thursday!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

I have a passion fruit vine that is just now blooming...the fruit is beautiful...now, have you ever eaten the fruit? Is it good?

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Have a super Friday!

Shel said...

There is no better place for me when I need to escape! I too love my garden.
Your garden looks beautiful.
Have a happy Friday.
Shel

pam said...

Wow..what a variety within your yard. The flower in the last picture is so gorgeous. Hope strength arises within you!

A Garden of Threads said...

Amazing what powers the garden has. Wonderful bounty in your garden, enjoy!

Maggie B said...

You have some wonderful plants growing in your garden, I feel quite envious as mine have now passed their best and soon I'll have to put the vegetable garden to sleep for the winter.
Have a beautiful weekend in the garden.
Maggie @ Normandy Life

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Beautiful post and garden!
*hugs*deb

Karen said...

Yes, going into the garden can make my day much brighter, too. I hope you have better days ahead. Your garden is so lovely, with so many plants I have never seen before. Thank you!

Alea said...

Gardening is good for the soul! I loved seeing the passion fruit flower. I grew them when I lived in Southern California, but haven't lived in a area where they can be grown for over a decade. I do miss those exotic flowers!

Ann Kroeker said...

I'm so glad you have a retreat to rest in. It's beautiful.

Claudia@DipityRoad said...

I find it so amazing that mother nature can turn our spirits around so dramitically.

thanks for joing with us!

Claudia

Hania said...

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