Thursday, February 21, 2013

A Note to the Universe.

Note:  Please consider this post as a gift from me to you- I took all of these shots in our old garden, I planted and gardened with much love for 6 years. It was ugly, desertic, abandoned and in dire need of love and attention, but in the end it had become my own "secret garden". It made me grow and bloom in both my personal and professional life.
Never made the majority of these shots public before, and I hope they'll now bring you deep joy as they have brought me in the last two years, helping me through difficult moments.
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Dear Universe, now I really miss...
...the joy of having a garden...


... dotted with simple beauties.


The thrill of discovering the first Spring flowers right at my doorstep, after the cold winter...


... and the anticipation of seeing the buds opening to then become juicy fruits.


 I miss feeling the connection to the sacred Earth while working with dirty hands and muddy wellies and pants, and the silent prayer and meditation while carefully and lovingly taking care of Your plants.


The simple pleasures of walking barefoot on the lawn...


... relaxing and journaling out of time and space...


... hanging quilts to dry on a branch...


... and having tea on them afterwards.


The amazing delight of growing my own flowers and cutting them...


... filling baskets with petals, colors and wonder.





Harvesting lavender that will end up in my homemade soap or sachets...


... and arranging homegrown flowers to spread cheer everywhere around our home and among our friends.





Collecting Hostas...


... Hydrangeas...


... and Clematis.


The vegetable garden, to where you know I love to go with a fast-beating heart first thing in the summer mornings...


... to be surprised with every single fruit and bud and delighted with an abundant harvest.



The pleasure of having my own fruit trees...


... that present lots and lots of yumminess...


... that eventually will last for months and bring happiness to our table.


The cutting garden...


... the rose garden...



... the Hemerocallis...


... and the gorgeous irises, that make us rejoyce and feel glad of swithcing a city life with a country one.


The splash of reds and pinks of the Azaleas bushes in full bloom...


... and of blues and pinks of the Hydrangeas I love.


The outstanding beauty of the peonies, I stop staring at for endless minutes during my day.


Colorful borders...




... and a shower of roses.


Old fashioned, fragrant and romantic English roses...



... and a pretty shed.


The beds full of colors, that makes me cry of pain in my hands and back while planting them and of delight soon afterwards...


The endless, exciting discoveries for a former city-dweller...



... and the wonders of Nature and the Creation right at home.


I am ready, dear Universe. I really, really am!
... Of course, you already knew that!
With love,
Monica x