Archive for August, 2012

Mid-summer thoughts

Posted by: Heidi

August 9th, 2012 >> my garden, Photos

Not much work needs to be done in the garden at this time of year. This is the time to relax and enjoy the feelings of peace and calm that time in the garden can bring. On hot summer days or  warm summer evenings I often sit in a shady spot and listen to the leaves rustling in the breeze, the tinkling of the windchimes and the various bird calls and songs. As I sit quietly I watch as butterflies and other insects flit around the flowers, and the birds visit the feeders.

Our lives are often so busy that we don’t take time to relax. We rush from one commitment or activity to another believing that we don’t have a minute to spare. We wish for more time, yet we often feel anxious and guilty when idle. To slow down time we need to live as fully as possible in the present moment. Relaxing in the garden I am able to leave behind thoughts of the past or future, and can experience time more peacefully.

“Nature requires us not only to be able to work well, but also to idle well.” ~ Aristotle