“Morning is the best of all times in the garden. The sun is not yet hot. Sweet vapors rise from the earth. Night dew clings to the soil and makes plants glisten. Birds call to one another. Bees are already at work.”  William Longgood

“Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful!’ and sitting in the shade.” Rudyard Kipling


The bounty, the tending to, the taking it all in with approval (and disapproval..those persistent weeds), listening to the different chirping birds, watching the visiting bees and hummingbirds, getting things done early…and yes Rudyard taking a seat now and then to enjoy the efforts.