Blessings and the Garden

Today the rain is torrential. I have been watching the rain send the roses and  broadbeans sideways. And grimacing at the sight.  The other day the sun was literally cooking all the seedlings. In the space of a few days we have gone from one extreme to another.  It’s a tough life being a garden.

In the midst of the downpour, the postman brought the mail to my door; something that he doesn’t normally need to do. But, today, he had a large packet for me that would have stuck out of my mailbox and become a sodden mess in a matter of moments.

So that was a blessing; the first one. Both the mail and I were spared a drenching.

The packet contained a  lovely calendar made by the Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner school in Sydney. And that was my second blessing for the day. A beautiful calendar for 2013.Here's to another year!

And here is the third blessing ….on the end page of the calendar there is a delightful verse , “Blessings on the Garden”. I thought it was exactly the tonic that the garden and I needed on this wild weather day. It is a reminder of the rhythms and seasons of the natural world. I quote:

We thank the water, earth and air

And all the helping powers they bear

We thank the people loving and good

That grow and cook our daily food

And last of all we thank the Sun

The light and life of everyone.

We will welcome the sun when it comes by again.

5 thoughts on “Blessings and the Garden

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  2. leapingtracks

    Isn’t if funny – we were talking about you needing more rain only the other day! We humans tend to refer to ‘nature’ as if she is separate from us, or we from her. But you guys know all too well how that is not true. I suppose we might consider saying that you had the right amount of rain because that is the rain you had?

    Of course the roses and the beans would turn their backs on us for a while, but they’ll get over it 🙂

    1. Gallivanta Post author

      Yes, they will. And that is a good way to look at things “right amount of rain because that is the rain we had.” I am really very grateful for the rain.

  3. kiwiskan

    That calendar looks delightful..As for the garden, that’s the trouble with broad beans, they do have a tendency to go sideways. I’ve just picked the last of ours and composted the plants


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