11/7/09

G is for Garden

I love having a yard where I can plant beautiful plants and flowers and enjoy them year round.

There is something so real about getting your hands plunged into the earth, and planting seeds or bulbs.



And the accomplishment when those seeds sprout and become plants, and provide food, or beautful flowers to enjoy.

I am so thankful for my garden.

Gardening for me is one of my creative outlets. It is fun to see how I can arrange plants and flowers to be appealing to the eyes.

It is also therapy. I love spending time alone in the garden, planting, weeding, harvesting, and letting my mind wander and thinking of all kinds of things.


Gardening allows me to pray. There is an old hymn titled "In the Garden". It was actually one of my Grandma West's favorite hymns. (I was fortunate to inheritate the "gardening gene" from both of my wonderful grandmothers).

The words of the hymn go like this:

In The Garden

I come to the garden alone
While the dew is still on the roses
And the voice I hear falling on my ear
The son of God discloses

And He walks with me
And He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known

He speaks and the sound of His voice
Is so sweet that the birds hush their singing
And the melody that He gave to me
Within my heart is ringing

And He walks with me
And He talks with me
And He tells me I am His own
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known

And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known


I found a video of Brad Paisley singing this song. It is a beautiful rendition. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.


2 comments:

Calfkeeper said...

What a nice blog you have. And a great idea for the month of November.

I do mostly veggie gardening and did lots and lots of canning and preserving this past summer. Today hubby was already talking about how it won't be long before we will be planting our tomato starts here in the house again.

Happy NaBloPoMo-ing!

Rebecca

Silver Valley Girl said...

Thanks, Rebecca. I'm glad you enjoyed visiting my blog. Yes, I love just thinking about what to put in my veggie garden next year!!