369. I never had any other desire so strong, and so like covetousness, as that one which I have had always, that I might be master at last of a small house and a large garden, with very moderate conveniences joined to them, and there dedicate the remainder of my life only to the culture of them and the study of nature. ~Abraham Cowley

Riotous Garden

I love my old riotous garden,
Its unconcern gladdens the heart;
No method whate’er in its beauty,
For nature supreme reigns in art.

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Each path leads to some spot enchanting,
Full fragrant with prodigal bloom,
Where robins, gay, warble approval,
In carols dispersing all gloom.

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To entertain angels and fairies
Seems just the correct thing to do,
They’re always so loving and gentle,
With heart blessed by charity true.

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Here beautiful thoughts without pattern,
Where God sheds His blessings divine,
Form poems from nebulous nothings
In this riotous garden of mine.
~Julie Caroline O’Hara

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Surely you have granted him unending blessings and made him glad with the joy of Your presence. ~Psalm 21:6  ✝

Thank you, Jesus, that you save, you heal, you restore, and you reveal Your Father’s heart to us! You have captured me with grace and I’m caught in Your infinite embrace!

11 thoughts on “369. I never had any other desire so strong, and so like covetousness, as that one which I have had always, that I might be master at last of a small house and a large garden, with very moderate conveniences joined to them, and there dedicate the remainder of my life only to the culture of them and the study of nature. ~Abraham Cowley

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  2. your yard is so pretty—I want to take my shoes off and walk barefoot in the grass and soak in the heavenly scents of all your gorgeous flowers. The rains last night, the Noah is coming type of rains, have soaked and saturated the ground—hopefully we’ll dry out and bloom 🙂
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    • You would be welcome to come here and do that any time!!!
      Right now, might yard and flower beds have been trenched for a sprinkler system so it’s kind of messy out there. But I’m soooooooooooo glad, James finally agreed to invest in one because I just wasn’t up to dragging those hoses around all summer again. Hope you do dry out soon so things will be able to bloom. Hugs and love, Natalie 🙂

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  3. Your floral post and the poetic thoughts and verses have flooded my heart with gentle feelings and have sent sweet fragrances to my place ! Riotous your garden,brilliant the roses and the starry little faces of your ” baby ” darlings ! So sweet a post,dear Natalie ! Love ❤ and hugs, Doda 🙂 xxx

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