Hello my friends. As you can see, the Wisteria is now blooming on the front porch. This morning it greeted me almost in full bloom and took my breath away. I still can't believe after years of dreaming of Wisteria dripping from my porch it has come to fruition. It looks so unreal and I'm enjoying every moment of its visit. I really needed some beauty and I am surrounded by it this spring.
The next spring my father made an archway trellis for the front of my garden and my hubby built a picket fence which I painted white (of course) and I planned my garden throughout the years transplanting and accumulating plants from friends and neighbors. I called it my friendship garden and as I strolled within the garden rooms through the years memories of those friendships warmed my heart.
When I stroll through the garden in winter months it is so quiet and peaceful and I can't wait until spring warmth brings new life. When I stroll through the garden in spring I feel the excitement of new life emerging through the moist warm earth. As I stroll through the garden in the summer I feel inspired to stitch and begin new projects. When I stroll through the garden in autumn I feel it shutting down for a long winter's rest and by that time I am ready for a rest as well.
Sometimes when I look out into the garden I can't believe that I planted it all by hand, one seed, one root at a time.
This time of year I am amazed at the flowering trees that tower over and surround my garden as if to say wake up, its spring! I sat in the garden for many weeks stitching on the crazy quilt wall hanging, "Life Within A Garden" thinking of my father, the gardener of the family.
Terri, arrived a few days before the vets arrival and I couldn't have chosen anything more appropriate. As the years pass and my memory begins to fail me I will always know where my little companion was laid to rest. Thank you Terri, that was such a thoughtful gift and exactly what was needed. The healing has begun and although there is an empty space in my heart, I know it will fill up very soon by sweet memories. Thank you all for the comforting words, they helped a lot. I hope you all have a wonderful day in your gardens.