Thursday, May 24, 2007

Smelling the roses

Gertrude Jekyll Rose - my absolute favourite for smell and shape

Give yourself space by spending time in nature, taking an hour or day off, enjoying quiet moments for reflection. Take time to smell the roses. Breathe in the wonder of life and its bounty. Open so your deeper awareness and imagination can percolate through mundane thoughts and activities. Let go of both resistance and force to allow yourself to connect more deeply to life.

I do only want to advise you to keep growing quietly and seriously throughout your whole development; you cannot disturb it more rudely than by looking outward and expecting from outside replies to questions that only your inmost feeling in your most hushed hour can perhaps answer." -- Rainer Maria Rilke


Willow said...

I planted a Gertrude Jekyll in my front garden at my home in Oregon in honor of my mother whose name was Gertrude. I moved from there four years ago; I wonder if the new owner enjoys the roses as much as I did.

ellen weber said...

Thanks for the reminder that nayure has more to offer than meets the eye -- and we'll miss it without pausing.

Great excuse to get into the garden and grow that naturalistic intelligence tomorrow:-) Thanks Angora.

Leigh said...

I stopped by for a return visit and found a very interesting blog. Having both pursued a career and then become a homemaker, I have to say that I love the things of the home more than I love making money and being important in the outside world. There is nothing more satisfying than creating a beautiful, restful environment in one's home.