Hope all of you had a wonderful and relaxing Labor Day Holiday. I have been well taken care of at Lake Chatuge by Wells and Annette and Fred Anderson! Great nurses in my knee surgery recovery.
But let’s get back to how our passions feed our soul and help us achieve balance in our busy lives. I have shared with you my passions of canning, reading, and porch sitting…all of which feed my soul. But there are others and today I will tell you how Gardening feeds my soul. For those of you who are regulars at The Collected Room, my passion for gardening is no secret! I find gardening so very relaxing and it brings one so close to nature and the immense beauty of flowers, trees, ferns, butterflies… the endless beauty and bounty of nature.
Just the image of this giant foxglove in the Chestnut Cottage garden is bound to make even the highest blood pressure drop significantly! The simple beauty of its color and structure against the greens of the garden and the mountains feeds my soul spiritually, as well as emotionally.
Gardening also helps us to create spaces in the garden to relax and study color and designs of nature. The oranges in this native flame azalea are truly a study for the soul!
Gardening gives our homes a sense of place…
You feel gratified by your garden when you have created a little place for a nice cup of tea with a friend!
Window boxes and planters that you care for daily greet you upon arriving home with their brilliant colors and sweet aroma…
All of the work in one’s garden pays off for another of my passions…
Stay tuned for how this passion also feeds my soul!