A Garden’s Lessons

This past weekend, my husband and I visited Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA.  In no particular order, here are some pictures I took, and some thoughts I brought home.

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In writing, as in life, use your senses to the max.

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He loves me…he loves me not…ah, he loves me…

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This is the crown of the last American Elm in Longwood Gardens.   Always remember the beauty and glory of a life well-lived.

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A garden, like writing, takes constant attention…

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…but an occasional afternoon nap is good for the creative soul.

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Listen to the child within.

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Take pride in your own unique voice.

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Don’t tell your readers about a fountain in spring.  Let them feel the wayward sprays of water, and smell the subtle scents on the breeze.

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Flowers blossom because that’s who they are.   That’s also why writers write.

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It may take a while but with persistence, and a little sun, eventually you will bloom.

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Have you strolled through a garden or worked in one recently?  What thoughts did you bring home?

8 thoughts on “A Garden’s Lessons

  1. Thank you, Donnell. The photo is a favorite. When we happened upon the lone red tulip among the sea of purple, I immediately pulled out my camera. When I wrote the blog, I almost put a disclaimer – “This was NOT photo-shopped…it was really there!”. So unique, just as we want our voices to be.

    Thanks for visiting.

  2. What a nice thought, to pair gardening with writing. Of course, I’m in MN so we’re not gardening … yet. When I lived in Pennsylvania, I loved the earlier seasons and what I could grow there. I had a rhododendron that was HUGE, as well as three blueberry bushes that produced an over-abundance. Alas, here, I’m lucky to get enough for one pie.

    Thanks for the splash of beauty on a cool spring morning. It’s given me a lot to look forward to! I hope you’ll be at the June conference so I can thank you in person ::smile::

  3. Great photos, Deb! and the sayings were perfect fits.

    So inspirational, especially to read this morning as we have a sunny day for the first in a few days.

    And no, I never thought you photoshopped the photo. It had DEB written all over the photo. 🙂

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