Inspired by hours of work in my garden, amongst the soil, plants and sun. The writing in this spread is of the following partial poem:
“The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,–
One is nearer God’s heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.
For He broke it for us in a garden
Under the olive-trees
Where the angel of strength was the warden
And the soul of the world found ease.”
~ by Dorothy Frances Gurney
The Full poem can be seen on Frary’s Fresh Flowers blog here
I took these photos just a few days ago, on what ended up being the last full day of sun here in Oregon. The fall weather has arrived and the plants and earth are soaking up the rain.