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Friday, 22 August 2008

Mooning you ..........

On some very extraordinary early mornings when I sneak out into my garden in total disarray (believe me .. too scary to even think of how I look !) .. I am totally lost in the quiet .. stillness .. my garden is only for me , we wrap around each other in such a way only other gardeners know that feeling .. we know each others faults and imperfections yet we merge with mutual love ? .. affection ? .. acceptance ? .. it is a garden "thing".
When I am VERY fortunate .. the moon is watching me take pictures of my plants .. almost smiling at me because it is part of my garden even though it is so far away. It fits .. it is part of the setting ..
I don't have a separate lense to capture it well .. but I don't think it minds that much. It glows just a little more for me in those moments I'm snapping away .. and I appreciate it : )
Thus one totally sappy post ... mooning you ? ^..^





14 comments:

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

You discribed the feeling of being in the garden during quiet moments perfectly. Great shots of the moon.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Thanks Deb .. I'm amazed with the shots too : )
And ... glad to know other gardeners feel that quiet garden feeling !

Brenda Kula said...

Oh, I love the moon photos! I know just what that feeling is. Feel it every time I go out and look about for any tiny newness that's sprouted up since my last garden visit!
Brenda

kd said...

They're beautiful photos and make me think of the peace and serenity that comes at that time of day. Thanks.

/krys

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hello kd .. I have been so lucky with feeling that serenity in a not so private garden .. but at that time of the morning .. it is heaven to me : )
Thanks for stopping by !

Hi Brenda .. I worry that I will lose that feeling some day .. but so far it keeps coming back .. and it is wonderful : )
Thanks ! .. I wasn't sure how well the pictures would show up .. I zoomed in on them a LOT !

Nancy J. Bond said...

Lovely photos, Joy! It's such a wonderful and inspiring time of day.

garden girl said...

Hii Joy, I can so relate to the feelings you describe. Our garden is pretty private, and I even come home from work most days for lunch in the garden. There's nothing like that break in a hectic day to just breathe and be. I go back to work rejuvenated after those quiet moments.

Your moon shots are absolutely gorgeous.

The Hunky Gardener said...

Great moon pics. I am too young for the unknown comedian but I did find a link to it on youtube!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xj3Q9l9Ivng

Gail said...

Joy, You did capture the moon beautifully...I miss being in the garden in the cool of early morning, thanks for sharing your time there!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Gail .. I was amazed my camera could focus in on it .. I really love it too .. and that time in the garden is precious to me .. it is very special .. I love sharing it ! : )

Hunky .. so ... what did you think of Murry ? LOL .. I couldn't remember the show it was on but there you had it with YOUTUBE .. The Gong Show ! LOL

Hi there garden girl .. you post on your daughter's birthday was so sweet .. made me remember "my" birthday too : )
Thank you ! .. yes .. the garden does give back some peace and serentity that we NEED : )

Nancy .. there is nothing like that time of the day .. I do love twilight though .. that is special too .. especially in Autumn : )

Water Roots said...

Beautiful photos...That's what it's all about...you and the garden. I haven't worked in a garden in 10 years and I reaaaalllly, really miss it. I do spend a lot of time with indoor plants but I'd really like to get back outdoors. But we're house hunting as I write, and I should be in my own space by next summer! And I'll be somewhere near you since we're moving from here (Montreal) over to your beautiful Kingston. Can't wait... So there's hope that soon enough I'll be snapping pictures of the moon in the wee hours of the morning!

Enjoy your garden! Nothing compares to the peace and joy it can bring you.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Hello WR ! .. Wow ... that is a change in atmosphere leaving Montreal for Kingston .. but I think you will enjoy it! .. Housing has gone up quite a bit since we moved here from Holland in '99 .. but Kingston is spreading out and sort of counter balancing prices in certain areas.
Even though I would love more privacy .. at least I have my early morning breathing space : )
Thanks for stopping by !

Anna said...

OH yea!! I'm totally with you on this one. Me and my garden are one and they don't mind if I look like a mad woman as long as I feed them and talk to them.

GardenJoy4Me said...

Anna .. there are those special moments .. it is awesome when they happen .. you just never forget them .. I still smell the honey fragrance waffting down from the buddleia !!