Sunday, August 8, 2010

Show Off Your Cottage Monday

Welcome to "SHOW OFF YOUR COTTAGE MONDAY", a blog party I host at the beginning of each week to celebrate the things we love about our homes and how we live.

The House in the Roses
The Enchanted Garden Welcomes You!
It's a warm, bright day. I walk through the enchanted ivy path and behold a garden filled with wonderful amazing gladiolus... It's August, is the month of the gladiolus; month of enchantment. Can you see it? The trees in the distance form a shady backdrop to this colorful scene, the butterflies are fluttering, bees are buzzing, birds are chirping as they go from tree to tree from bush to tree, water from the small fountain sings a bubbly tune, and all the while I'm cutting glads for bouquets... Do you garden just to make something grow? Or do you interact with nature while growing things? And do you share and find sanctuary and heal and honor the earth? Nature takes its course around here, humans and Nature come together with the intent of creating beauty, solace and a sanctuary for the soul... I love to sit here, and spend hours quietly enjoying my surroundings... The vanilla fragrance of the honeysuckle and spicy scent of musk roses fills the air. You breathe in deeply and let your worries leave you. You sit in a comfortable chair and feel replenished. Slowly, you begin to tune into the natural world around you and become aware of the activity in this small green universe: the insects whirring, the birds flitting about, the leaves moving amidst the gentle breeze.
It's pure enchantment... I cannot find a better way to spend my days! So alas, I'm celebrating August, the month of the gladiolus... and of course, my lovely and colorful gladiolus!
What are you celebrating? I'd love to hear about it...
May you become intimate with the power in the seeds of everything that the Great Plant Maker gives us to make a whole, pure, and natural world.
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