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Departing summer hath assumed
An aspect tenderly illumed,
The gentlest look of spring;
That calls from yonder leafy shade
Unfaded, yet prepared to fade,
A timely carolling.
~ William Wordsworth, “September” ~
There is nothing quite so restorative, I think, as working in the garden. When my mind and spirit flag I take my shears and head out to the wild tangle of things I call my garden. There is an old wood bench with faded, peeling paint and a moss covered angel with hands clasped, face in peaceful repose. There are tall grasses and flowers on slender stems. A rickety fence and old blue birdhouse. I touch everything and breathe in the fragrance of lavender, thyme, mint, sweet annie. This is the garden where Fancey Blackett lives. And Mrs. Otis. Everything here is an old friend to me. I commune with the bees and listen to the crickets singing in the tall grass and my mind is calm. My spirit lifted.
"In the garden, Autumn is indeed the crowning glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil. And at no season, save perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb colour effects as from August to November."
~Rose G Kingsley, "The Autumn Garden" (1905) ~
My newest cross stitch pattern, “Cats & Jacks” features four fun little designs that work up quickly and can be framed or finished into little cushions and bags. Available in mailed and instant download formats.
Until next time, my friends, I wish you all the blessings this lovely month has to offer…