Collection of poems about gardens, countryside and life. Gloria the Gorgeous. Gloria the Gorgeous is a favourite phrase of mine, I use it when I talk to plants, as they like a bit of rhyme. It's not that we like Latin, or know just what it means, It's a little idiosyncrasy meaning all's not what it seems. It started with the foxglove one warm and muggy night, As I staggered through the garden, towards the kitchen light, I'd cursed on falling over, and fell and hurt my head. I awoke to a conversation, and this is what they said, The sot has fallen over, he's drunk and off his head, If he falls on us we've had it, I hope the bugger's dead. I listened very carefully, just to get it right And I heard one tell another that I had called them all a blight The primrose and the daffodil said they never meant really cared It wasn't worth the bother when coming from a nerd. I just could not believe it, plants had another life, I had a talking garden, So crawled in to tell the wife.
Garden lovers everywhere will cherish this collection of beautiful poetry and prose inspired by all things green and flourishing. With quotations from down the ages and through the seasons, this beautifully-designed book contains words of wisdom on everything from allotments to arboretums, from pergolas to potting sheds, and will provide moments of laughter and reflection whether you are cooped up on a rainy day or admiring the fruits of your labour on a summer evening. 'You have heard it said that flowers only flourish rightly in the garden of someone who loves them. I know you would like that to be true; and would think it a pleasant magic if you could flush your flowers into brighter bloom by a kind look upon them.? John Ruskin, Sesame and Lilies
Together, let us begin an incredible journey in the Parables of Life Saga. "A Beautiful Garden"" is a book about faith, hope and love. A Rose Without A Thorn, A Rainbow In The Storm. Life encounters many prickly thorns and endless storms. Hold on to your rainbow! Learn how to dance in every storms.
Sometimes, it's hard to understand others until we realize first hand what it's like to stand in his/her shoes. In this piece, I've written about a family whose lives have been torn apart by simple mistakes made along the way. By holding to the truth of Romans 8:28, each character is forced to press on in faith by trusting God to mend the things that they themselves can not change. By accepting the past and embracing the present, they finally become free and get the courage to love each other and life even with all of the flaws. Just as roses grow with weeds and thorns, we each will have issues, problems, and mistakes that will choke the joy of life from us if we are not careful.
As you walk along from day to day in your own individual and unique garden, you realize that the garden is full of life. The secret is not to only harvest just the physical fruits, but to glean, reap and harvest the lessons that come from each new challenge in our path. Remember that this is YOUR garden and you can choose to plant whatever it is you want to see flourish in your garden of your life. With the intention that one day you also will inspire someone else to plant a seed that will grow into something beautiful also. Take every experience you encounter, either good or bad and turn it over, work with it until you obtain your own life lesson from that experience and then...pass it along. spreading the peace and lessons abroad to all willing people that feel they don't have what it takes to make it. Encourage yourself first, and then go forward and encourage others they can make a real difference, just one seed at a time.
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