‘A profusion of pink roses bending ragged in the rain speaks to me of all gentleness and its enduring.’ 

Ironically, the popularity of a dry naturalistic or wild garden is at its peak, just as we are experiencing unprecedented wet conditions from La Nina in Australia. The garden flourishes in this pre-winter stage with no frost and extra moisture. As I contemplate the garden feeling cosy, and warm inside, and view the countryside beyond, … Continue reading ‘A profusion of pink roses bending ragged in the rain speaks to me of all gentleness and its enduring.’ 

“The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together.”

If unexpected self-isolation can teach us anything, we must be grateful for simple things that perhaps we sometimes take for granted. Our personal freedom, health, and loved ones are the most important aspects of life I am grateful for. What joy I felt to be free again after those three weeks of lockdown and to … Continue reading “The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together.”