• Silent, and soft, and snow

    by  • February 19, 2011 • Garden, Weather, Winter

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    Come into the snowy garden

    Come into the snowy garden

    Everything in life is speaking, in spite of its apparent silence.

    ~Hazrat Inayat Khan

    Come in,...sit down, I want my garden to see you.

    Come in,...sit down, I want my garden to see you.

    Icy bird bath

    Icy bird bath, no bathers today.

     There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.

                                       ~Linda Hogan

     
    Check the rain gauge.

    Check the rain gauge.

    Also, check the wintersown seeds boxes

    Also, check the wintersown seeds boxes

    “Every gardener knows that under the cloak of winter lies a miracle … a seed waiting to sprout…”

    Entrance to the forest, the deer come and go here.

    Entrance to the forest, the deer come and go here.

    Then, turn around, and there's home.

    Then, turn around, and there's home.

    “Winter is the time for comfort – it is the time for home.”
    ~ Edith Sitwell

    Favorite manzanita dressed for winter.

    Favorite manzanita dressed for winter.

    I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape – the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter.  Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.
    ~Andrew Wyeth

    A tiny, icy, and pink discovery! My reward

    A tiny, icy, and pink discovery! My reward

    Ice Wings daffodils don't mind the snow.

    Ice Wings daffodils don't mind the snow.

     “… a bulb opening to the light, a bud straining to unfurl. And the anticipation nurtures our dream.”
    ~Barbara Winkler

    The yellow-green buds turn to 'snow' white blooms.

    The yellow-green buds turn to 'snow' white blooms.

    This is as close to Heaven as I want to be.
    ~Me

    Peckinpah Mountain shows a bit of itself.

    Peckinpah Mountain shows a bit of itself.

    “Come to the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their freshness into you and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like falling leaves.”
    ~John Muir

    Muir plaque

    Muir plaque

    This last quote, by John Muir is my favorite. I clipped it out of a magazine early during the time when we were planning our home here, and later in a thrift shop here in our tiny town, I found a wooden plaque, with this quote stamped in leather. I have it hanging in our guest room hoping they will feel some of what I feel here.

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    Sue Langley, a passionate gardener and photographer lives and gardens with her husband and Corgi, Maggie on 7 acres just south of Yosemite, Zone 7 at 3000 feet. She also manages the Flea Market Gardening Facebook page and website.