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Monday, April 4, 2011

My Garden Becomes

It is time to gather my stones.
Winter winds and small furry mammals
have scattered them around my garden
among the ferns, brown but showing hints of green
as they push the fallen stones aside,
to fulfill their destiny, to live as they were meant to live, if only for those few warm months
we call summer.

My garden is full of these stones, 
bits of color scattered here and there,
some buried in the dirt, some in weeds.
Most weren't born here,
these stones that are part of my garden.
They come from all over -
from family and friends, 
from my hands and from God's
serendipitously found
or purposefully sought.
I find them, 
place and arrange - rearrange.

Each spring my garden slowly returns.
Plants, like stones are found or appear.
I look . . . I see.  
Shape and colors come together
pleasing my senses
and I hope yours.


Jane said...

I love those stones.

floweringmama said...

I love this post. I love stones, too. I have always wanted a giant rock big enough for many children to climb on and jump off of.

Mia said...

Lovely sculptures you make out of stoones. somehow get me a japanese feeling, somewhere to rest ones thoughts..

EG Wow said...

I am a collector of pretty stones too. They look great in a garden!

NCmountainwoman said...

I love stones and yours are lovely. I wear jeans most of the time and often carry a smooth little stone in my pocket.

Scott said...

A beautiful array of pastel colors in those river bottom stones.

Simone said...

Just wonderful! I love nothing more than collecting the brick and brack of nature. Stones have such a beautiful appeal, and yours are so stunning, the colours are amazing ...enjoy!!!

Beyond My Garden said...

Thanks everyone for your comments. I painted these stones with a clear protective agent (which I now forget) so that their colors would show better. They are perfect when wet it didn't work to keep them in a bowl. The algae soon covered them. This covering has lasted a few years so far. I love to sit and rub them or arrange new designs. Very Zen.