A quiet walk in the garden

I don't know about you — but I love my garden and one of my most favourite times in the garden is in summer at dusk. The birds are all singing and flying about, the sun is heading to bed and on its way it splashes its beautiful colour across my garden beds and the day is cooling with the arrival of a light breeze giving relief from the days heat. 

Walking around the garden (or as Jane Austen use to say "taking a turn") is a very relaxing way to end one's day. I like to look at all the flowers, to see what is changing, coming or going and what little critters have taken up residences. My garden isn't large, but its a perfect little haven of peace and tranquility and we all need a spot like this at the end of our busy day.

I come to the garden alone,
While the dew is still on the roses;
And the voice I hear, falling on my ear,
The Son of God discloses.

And He walks with me, and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own,
And the joy we share as we tarry there,
None other has ever known.

He speaks, and the sound of His voice
Is so sweet the birds hush their singing;
And the melody that He gave to me
Within my heart is ringing. 

I'd stay in the garden with Him
Tho' the night around me be falling;
But He bids me go; thro' the voice of woe,

His voice to me is calling. [Refrain]


  1. My garden is all covered in snow. I spend time during the winter dreaming about all the things I want to do in the Spring> I adore my gardens. That is a great web shot.

    1. I am glad you can enjoy looking at my garden whilst yours is covered in snow :)) Keep warm as I try to keep cool!!

  2. Hi Jo. You have a beautiful garden. And I love that hymn.

  3. I love that phrase 'taking a turn' ... and what a lovely place your garden is in which to take a turn alone or with a kindred spirit.

    That spider web photo is exquisite.

    Wishing you a beautiful day...

    1. So do I and sometimes I suggest to my husband that we take a turn like Jane did!!!

      I dislike spiders (A lot) but this one was very small and not going to harm me in any way!!!

  4. Our garden is not so green now and not in snow. Though it is winter now, it looks like an early spring. I like that little spider and his pretty web)

  5. I love spending time in the garden in the cool of the day, too. We just need to do more work to make our garden look nice right now - it's rather messy! I have dreams of how I'd like our garden to work, but gardening is REALLY hard work here because the ground is so solid and needs a lot of TLC. I would LOVE to have some more pretty things growing in our garden - it is mostly practical at this point. There's nothing wrong with practical, but there is something special about pretty gardens!

    1. Gardens take time in both work but also waiting for things to grow. I was fortunate to have grown up with a very large country garden that my dad spent many many hours creating. I can remember spending hours on weekends and holidays in that garden creating my own secret places and imaginary worlds - it was perfect for a girl like me. I suppose I have attempted to create a very small version of that childhood garden. In time you will be able to create your own little garden of beauty along with the practical part of your garden. Even your herb garden can be beautiful and practical.


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