Sunday, July 5, 2015

An exuberant garden

Nothing best to stimulate my senses than stepping inside 
a fruitful garden, hosting a riot of colours and horticultural 
treasures. Let me take you into it. It’s not precisely a garden 
but a sprawling property surrounding a cozy cottage in the 
low hills nearby. A retired woman, a daydreamer, a passionate
gardener who feels awe in a nature of endless miracles,
 this is who is tending this beautiful area. Always welcoming
 me with kindness, she allowed me enter her secret 
garden and beauties. 

The harvesting vegetables, ripe and healthy, smell like they should,
recalling childhood’s memories when we bought them loose
 at the local grocery.

From the flourishing capers, wild climber plants, lavender, lilies, 
trumpet vine creepers, roses , fruitful trees and more further 
on in the kitchen garden and the chicken coop, everything grows, 
exists and creates a harmonious area to delight in. 
One post wouldn’t be enough to guide you therein but you get 
a sneak peek of how it looks. What strikes me more is that this field 
sample provides so much satisfaction to its owner that it is worth 
the exhausting task of its maintenance. 

Only think that a big portion of this property burned 
in the 2007 wildfire season !

Leaving with a bag filled with a good part of the crop, a dozen 
fresh eggs and a lovely posy I felt I have savoured a slice
 of a country paradise and I'm grateful to be so warmly
hosted by friends.

Please, stay cool!!!
Life is beautiful
Love to you all


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