Monday, July 30, 2012

Flowers From The Winter Garden.

Garden Magic

This is the garden's magic,
That through the sunny hours
The gardener who tends it,
Himself outgrows his flowers. 

He grows by gift of patience,
Since he who sows must know
That only in the Lord's good time
Does any seedling grow.

He learns from buds unfolding,
From each tight leaf unfurled,
That his own heart, expanding,
Is one with all the world.

He bares his head to sunshine,
His bending back a sign

Of grace, and ev'ry shower becomes
His sacramental wine.

And when at last his labors 

Bring forth the very stuff
And substance of all beauty

This is reward enough.



  1. sooo pretty Milli..thanks for the glad to catch up with you too xxx

  2. wow, this is so neat, Carol............... I love the poem, sounds just like Russell, weeding, digging, planting...............and your winter flowers are awesome. Must go clicking now outside, to see what we have and make one as well.................winter is not all colourless at least not for us on the southern half of the globe.
    Hugs you, thanks for sharing.

  3. As I said already beautiful every one LOL;P

  4. Beautiful flowers all !! And a great poem to go with them :-))

  5. Exquisite garden shots.Thanks for sharing.

  6. Very nice. Our winters are too harsh for flowers.

  7. Love your flowers . Do they bloom all winter?
    Neat Collage..
    What is the bottom flower?

  8. lovely lovely. i can't imagine flowers growing during winter time, but then, winters are different :-)

  9. A stunning display and a stunning poem to go with them Milli.

    I have some orchards in bud and am willing them to hurry up and bloom. Seven green ones in one pot. Then they will need splitting and re-potting.