A morning in the Garden…
This morning the garden called. The light was slanting just so. The buds on the flowers where ready to explode into color and the birds were chirping loudly. A beautiful day was about to begin. I hadn’t finished my garden chores the day before so I was heading out to put in the last of the veggies and do a bit of deadheading on the blooms that have been giving us days of pleasure. It was quiet and calm. Just right for slow, mindful gardening.
"Age creeping up on us"...stoneware clay sculpture...circa 1980
My mind was wandering as it usually does when I’m occupied with a task that I enjoy. It was my daughter’s Birthday and I was thinking about how it seemed like a short time ago that she was born. I was a young mother… filled with hopes and dreams for the future.
Now, looking back, most of those dreams have come true. I had twin sons 2 years later and have had a wonderful family life with my husband and children. It’s time for a whole new set of dreams to be set into motion.These days I’m more mindful of what it is I want to create. A lot more focused than I was back in the 70’s. And very thankful that I have time to spend…
“A Morning in the Garden”.
“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more.”
Photography and Sculpture by Shirley McGann.