Thursday, March 29, 2012

"One is nearer God's heart in a garden than anywhere else on earth."

GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!
MAXMOM here...

The seasons are changing. Sometime, during the night, the heavens opened and delivered a very welcome shower of soft, soaking rain. I'd slept soundly and didn't hear it. This morning, the world is fresh and clean - a promise of something new.
 Still in our bedroom, the dogs had a session of bitey-face - all snug in their beds while the damp garden awaited.


 I couldn't resist, so I walked out into our garden, still in my pyjamas.  Toby followed.

The few remaining late-summer flowers have opened up their petals to welcome the unseasonal raindrops.  They too have had their early morning wash and have drunk up the nectar from the heavens.  Somehow in the dampened light, they are looking joyous.






Aunt Tam looks on at the world 'out there' from the comfort of the doorstep, while Toby and I take a stroll.  
Toby has no problem examining the flower beds. He doesn't mind his paws wet.  
Besides they'll make good paint-brushes for his artistic endeavours later on the tiles on my kitchen floor.

King Toffee looks on with regal confidence ...

There is a time for everything, but nature glows no matter what the season.
The plaque on the garden wall says it all...
My garden might be simple but I love it! 
---xXx---
 Enjoy this God-given day.

Sending lotsaluv


15 comments:

Bouncing Bertie said...

Beautifully written and illustrated post MaxMom. We felt we were walking around in the garden in our pyjamas with you. Unfortunately the state of Gail's back yard calls into question the existence of a garden loving deity.....
Toodle pip!
Bertie.
PS LOVE the bitey face picture.

Amber DaWeenie said...

The flowers are so pretty. We enjoyed the walk in the garden with you!

harrispen said...

You are seeing the end of your flowering season as we are just starting ours. I love the pictures of Toffee and the final one of Toby. Great portraits!

Cindy

Mrs. JP said...

Your box planters are beautiful. Of course, Toby is becoming such a handsome young man.
I'm just starting my tomato plants in TN,,,waiting on the chance of a freeze to pass.

Val said...

The walk in your garden was a delight as I look out my window watching the rain come down. You express your feelings and thoughts so wonderfully, I can only hope that one day I can do the same!!
The last picture of your Toby is stunning.
val

Sam said...

Hi Maxmom, thank you. That was really beautiful and allowed us to get a real sense of the beauty of the moment. We love you garden too.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I love starting the day like you did!! I'm really enjoying our spring as it approaches and anticipating the return of my flowers.

Macintosh Mitch said...

Your flowers are just beautiful! I have a sundial in my garden with that wonderful saying on it.

Boondocks Love Shack Pack said...

So many bright and beautiful colors! Absolutely stunning!

AROOOOOF!
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Two French Bulldogs said...

We love your garden too
Benny & Lily

Tweedles -- that's me said...

What a beautiful summer morning that you have shared with us! We can smell its sweetness, and we can feel the love surrounding you in all those furry faces!
love
tweedles

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Looks like a beautiful garden to us. Love all your photos but the last one of Toby is magnificant. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

sprinkles said...

We had rain earlier today too! Actually, we've had a lot of it lately. It's typical for spring around here though. I don't mind it except for the allergies it brings.

Faith Shen said...

Your garden looks fabulous, your flowers blooms great and I'm sure that place is really refreshing ;D


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The Thuglets said...

What a lovely post.your garden is beautiful!
Not a bit like ours with excavations in progress!LOL


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