The Soul of a Garden

Have you ever connected with the soul of a garden? Does a garden even have a soul? Or how about the plants, flowers, birds, insects, and other creatures who visit? I don’t really have an answer. I know some who would argue for and against. What I do know is a vibrant garden like our…

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Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

Here are some reflections from my trip to see my family. This trip it was apparent how much my mother’s health has declined. Her walking is very wobbly, along with balance issues and falling lately. It it hard to accept this steady decline in her health, engagement, and aliveness. This makes me ponder my own…

This Precious Life

~ death grieving poignant loss pain and despair the edges worn thin palpable grief hangs in the air family gathered to honor a daughter embracing the pain, love, and loss emotions roiling beneath the surface some cry, some talk, some retreat each mourn in their own way but shared in community sadness dulls to loss…

Soul Spaces 114 – My Secret Garden

Soul Spaces 114 – My Secret Garden Secret Garden ~ a quiet whisper from past to present roses long faded memories alive with the scents, sounds, and sights flowers buzzing with activity birds nesting in branches trees reaching for the sky all planted with great care the bond remains rooted despite the pain of loss…

Soul Spaces 113 – Fayetteville Square

Soul Spaces 113 – Fayetteville Square Our downtown square is a real treasure. I love going when there aren’t many people around to soak up the good vibes of the classic architecture, beautifully designed and maintained gardens, and history of community connection. Our Fayetteville Square was originally designed as a US Post Office. In later…

Soul Spaces 112 – Family and Gardens

Soul Spaces Family and Garden Goodness ~ azaleas in bloom squirrels practice acrobats butterflies dancing nature’s bounty on display nourishing body and soul ~   My mom and I thrive in the garden with flowers, bushes, plants, and birds to warm our hearts. I was happy to spruce up her yard as my way of…

Wall of Beauty

Wall of Beauty ~ cascades of flowers beauty fills the garden wall inviting us home ~ This local tea shop has a beautiful garden patio area for patrons to enjoy. I guess it helps when you share space with a plant shop! The plant shop has filled the patio with buckets of plants and trees,…

Awesome Stories 347

This week Awesome Stories brings you garbage, cleaning, and genuine voices. Garbage to Garden Goodness I love the story of how Garbage to Garden got started. Tyler Frank was in college and noticed how much of the trash was organic matter and wondered why you couldn’t put that at the curb like trash and recycling.…

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Awesome Stories 340

This week Awesome Stories brings you joy, Metropolis Farms, storytelling, and garden lessons. Metropolis Farms Philidelphia, PA is home to one of the most energy-efficient, cost-effective, and highest producing indoor vertical farming operation in the country called Metropolis Farms. Their goal is to change the way we farm and help spread their technology around the…

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Garden Sanctuary

Garden Sanctuary ~ garden treasures glow whispers of eternal peace nature’s soothing balm ~ This stunning photo is from an online friend, Eva Marshan-Hayes. You can explore more of Eva’s photography on her Facebook album. I would love to dive into this water, soaking up the colors, beauty and feeling of peace. May we find…