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Our Garden {Outdoor Classroom}

My sons helped cultivate our gardens this year. We did most things together. They helped me pull up grass, till soil, choose seeds, plant seeds, build beds, dump and turn soil, compost, water our babies, weed and ultimately harvest our goodies. We’re definitely having some beginner’s luck in this glorious Pacific Northwestern summer. I feel fortunate for this opportunity for all of us to learn and to be outdoors so often. Here are a few pictures from our garden.

“Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.” ~ William Wordsworth

pumpkin

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”
~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

marigold

“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.”
~ Alfred Austin

green_beans

“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace.”
~ May Sarton

basil

“The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.”
~ Michael Pollan

sunflower

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.”
~ Albert Einstein

cucumber

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.”
~ Aristotle

dahlia

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” ~ Henri Matisse

 

Have a wonderful weekend…
Marnie

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