This is why I garden. Because of these cheerful, friendly pansies. They can survive our cool, unpredictable spring weather and are usually the first bedding out plants that can be planted outside. They are the herald of spring. Today, when we seem to have skipped spring altogether and gone directly to summer, they were there to greet me as I sat on the deck with a cool drink. Today is my last day of work until August 17. Ten glorious weeks to garden and draw and rejuvenate my soul with sunshine and flowers and fresh picked lettuce and tomatoes. Aah, life is good!
"The kiss of sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,
One is nearer God’s heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth."
Dorothy Frances Gurney