31 December 2010
Skywatch Friday: The Garden of the mind's eye
Once again, we've come to the end of a year of gardens, writing, plants that came and went, and of course, Skywatch Fridays. This is the first snowy Skywatch for me since last winter, but I can pretty much guarantee it won't be the last one. 2011 looms ahead in a few hours, and although I plan a retrospective or two, they're not for today. Today, I celebrate the return of the sun and the garden of the mind's eye.
Gisela of Guildwood Gardens quoted a phrase from another writer to me last year that I've kept in my notebook of wonderful thoughts. I had been lamenting the lack of sunlight as winter began, and was creating my own sunlight with collections of golden flowers.
Katherine S. White (writer and wife of E. B. White), saying: "From December to March, there are for many of us three gardens-the garden outdoors, the garden of pots and bowls in the house, and the garden of the mind's eye."
Isn't that just the truth, especially for those of us in the wintery parts of the Northern Hemisphere? (Y'all in the southern hemisphere are having summer right now so we just cheer you on, and offer you snowy scenes to cool the heat.)
Okay, with that out of the way, on to the good stuff. To all friends near and far, heartfelt pals for many years and new friends met through the joys of the gardening blogosphere, to all gardeners of all types, wishes for a wonderful, peaceful, and greenthumbed New Year! See you all in 2011.