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.…

gardens, Awesome Stories

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…

Garden Delights, poetry

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…

gardens, joy, flowers, poetry

Garden Goodness

Garden Goodness ~ garden goodness flows flowers, fairies, rocks and streams dancing in my dreams ~ I had a little garden adventure before I left town. This was taken at our local Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks, one of my favorite places to enjoy some flower and nature goodness. They feature a wonderful variety of…

rain, gardens, poetry

Rain Gardens

Rain Gardens   For the second month, we are having high volumes of rain. My flowers, bushes and grass are thriving. Mowing seems to be my occupation and I’m starting to feel the impact of the weather like when I lived in Portland. After a certain number of days without sunshine, I start to feel…

Ancient trees, Awesome Stories

Awesome Stories 206

This week Awesome Stories brings you magic gardens, grace, cosmic perspective, beauty, mastery and love. Magic Gardens This is a wonderful story of a teacher who nurtured her vision to create a place of learning and community in what was once a barren school lot. When asked why she wanted to work at Oakland School,…

side bed

A Romp Through My Garden Jungle

Every day my garden looks more like a jungle. As you can see from the pictures, my garden is not super neat with vegetables in neat rows and spaces. I’ve been adding beds and plants piecemeal ever since I moved in 3 years ago. Believe it or not, when I bought it, there were only…