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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Not-Bad Saturday


I begin this post --with little idea where it's going-- with a Normaphoto of a segment of her garden:

The garden is a good place to spend Easter Eve, or Dark Saturday or any of the other names given to the day before Easter. Most people don't call it anything. It's always a quiet day here --a day during which the northern hemisphere conducts renewal and birth, which are tremendous operations and not a bad way to spend a Saturday. 

These processes are best monitored from gardens, even if it's only a potted plant on the window sill, a bird flying past an apartment window, a sunbeam on the floor. As I may have written here before, it's all one garden and it grows around a star. So I wish you all a happy Easter, from not-bad Saturday, wherever you are.
 

30 comments:

  1. It is Easter Sunday here, and I spent a very happy few hours in the garden, getting it ready for Spring joys to come in six months or so. I bleed in and for my garden, and love your sentiment that it is 'all one garden and it grows around a star'. I hope yours and Norma's piece of that garden is blessed with rainbows.

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    1. Dear EC, I can't imagine a happier Easter wish. Thank you. Please accept same.

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  2. Happy Easter to you, too, and I hope the greening process arouond you progresses beautifully. We're in full bloom now, down here in the South...

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    1. Thanks, Harry. Looks like the drought is lifting here.

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  3. Happy Easter Geo...may your garden grow. We had the grandies and their folks over for lunch yesterday..a living garden.

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    1. A living garden of voices and motion --My best to you all, Delores.

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  4. Actually, this year it does/did have a name: Passover.
    Mazel Tov.

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    1. Indeed, Mike. Passover and freedom --decidedly good fortune.

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  5. Happy Easter to you and Norma. The garden is lovely.

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    1. Thank you, Emma. Happy Easter to you, too.

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  6. Happy Easter and joy to you. The garden looks beautiful.

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    1. Joy much valued and appreciated. Likewise best wishes to you, Tom.

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  7. It's Sunday eve here. Don't know why I just received your blog post but so it goes. We had our Easter Ham (Smoked Paprika Shrimp, Steamed Asparagus, Tangerine-Red Onion-Greens Salad, Red Lobster biscuits, Pinot Grigio) dinner a bit ago and are contented and stuffed. I went out yesterday and got a handful of Artificial Flowers for SWMBO. She and I both have black thumbs. Happy whatever, Geo.

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    1. Dear Bruce, that sounds perfect. Pizza and Cabernet here. Much more would leave us a bit Haggard. Glad you and SWMBO had a good day and pleasant repast. Happy whatever to us all!

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  8. "It's all one garden and it grows around a star"......beautifully expressed.

    A garden is a sacred sanctuary all year long. At this time of year it is a reminder of Gethsemane, and a refuge from an unrelentingly ruthless world.

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    1. Dear Jon, I think you've hit the mark. There's always a part of mind that composes itself at the foot of the Mount of Olives --endure and make the world better.

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  9. Happy Easter to you both. The view of the garden gave me a little wobble, a heart-lurch. Thank you for that.

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    1. We can both thank Norma for that, Tom. I was a professional gardener for 35 years, but learned everything important from her.

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  10. I'm working new shifts and out of sync with everything - I need to begin renewal rituals with a good nap. Wishing you and yours much blooming :-)

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    1. Norma and I both agree a good nap is a most appropriate rite of spring renewal.

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  11. Norma's garden is amazing. More than a green thumb went into that. Happy Easter and a joyous year to you both.

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    1. Dear Susan, Thanks. Norma's devotion to the garden seems to increase in reverse proportion to my laziness. Yet she still loves me. There is joy. Joy to you also in this and all seasons.

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  12. A late but sincere Happy Easter to you and Norma, Geo. The garden shots you show here always amaze me.

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    1. Jenny, gardens amaze me too, but not to the depths they reach in Norma. She is profoundly affected by them, like you.

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  13. Oh gee, Geo, Norma’s garden is fabulous! What a lovely place you have to enjoy the beauties of nature. I was so touched by the words you used to describe it.

    I think that I have the same Buddha in my Zen garden.

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    1. Thanks, Arleen. That is my favorite Buddha statue --a reminder that peace is present in dignity and beauty.

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  14. Thank you Geo,
    for the beautiful Norma-photo, and your thoughts and good wishes!
    I spent the day after Easter - yesterday - on the balcony, where I had a week ago optimistically planted a lot of spring-blossomers, and yesterday, when the sun came out (finally!!!), the first narcissus opened a bud.
    In Berlin people are crazy: one ray of sunshine and everybody sits outside in front of the cafes, in Hamburg (even colder) they have the most (sounds horribly wrong, but I am to lazy to look it up) convertibles in Germany - and they open them of course - at the first ray of sunshine.

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    1. Dear Brigitta, thanks for transmitting that delightful imagery. Narcissus on the balcony and cars with their tops down. Daughter in Chicago reports much the same solar jubilation as you describe in Berlin. Enjoy!

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  15. Wow! Norma's garden is glorious! If our yard looked like that, I'd never want to come inside. Once upon a time, our gardens were pretty nice, but the older I get, the hotter and buggier our summers seem to be, and I can't tolerate either nearly as well as I used to. But, as always, I'm welcoming spring with high hopes and a trowel in my hand. Might as well enjoy the great outdoors while the weather is still so inviting.

    I hope you guys had a wonderful Easter.

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    1. We had a fine --quiet-- Easter; hope you had same. Relayed compliment to Norma, who thanks you. Norma is physically fit enough to tend the garden here, but not I. So, we've been selling off land to the county and are down to an almost manageable 2/3 acre now. What a load off! I hate moving house and welcome the lighter load.

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