The Beauty of the Earth

“Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.”

~ Rachel Carson, Silent Spring

My second quote in this challenge is from the inspiring writer and conservationist Rachel Carson.

It is that time of year when the garden starts to become unruly, the profusion of growth which looked so lush and tidy in the spring becomes a race to keep up with weeds and bugs. Without near daily attention it would all get out of control. And in a garden, a certain amount of control is necessary so the weaker plants are not consumed by the strong.

So, I’ve been weeding and tidying in-between rainstorms and rushing in and out with the laundry. Why does the blue sky change to grey the minute I’ve pegged it all out? I’ve harvested blackcurrants to have with yoghurt and granola, and broad beans which are delicious mashed with cream cheese on toast.

The sweet peas are flowering at last. I have a pot of them growing up a bamboo wigwam right next to the back door so that I can inhale their scent every time I walk past. Snipping a few to put in a jam jar on the windowsill will encourage the plants to produce more blooms.

If you would like to take part in the challenge just post three consecutive quotes to your blog and nominate 3 other bloggers to join you, if you wish. x

4 thoughts on “The Beauty of the Earth

  1. “For the sense of smell, almost more than any other, has the power to recall memories and it is a pity that you use it so little.” Rachael Carson

    Lovely post Kim. So descriptive. I missed my herb growing season this year during the move, but I obtained some soil this week and am hoping for a few pots of basil and cilantro. Nothing more grounding and good than working a garden.

    All my best to you.

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