Saturday, July 24, 2010

I Could Almost Forget There's Ever a Winter!

In "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe," C.S. Lewis uses the phrase,". . . always winter, never Christmas. . . " How sad that would be! And how sad if "always winter."

In July in Grand Forks, I could almost forget that winter exists!



I sure wouldn't mind if this were MY garden!









They say that parts of the world that actually have winter have won a biological lottery of sorts; countries without winter have a much great struggle with disease, water supplies, agriculture. . .

But, oh! The glories of summer!

7 comments:

Jeanne said...

Oh my goodness...like you, I sure wish my garden would look this good.

Yep, this is your reward for making it through your North Dakota winters!

Maria said...

The quote brought back memories of the boys' 5th grade at St. Giles School. This book was required reading and the test was brutal. I actually developed a study guide to help them prepare for it. Among the things that they were expected to know was the names of all the characters, three unique personality traits for each character, and three examples for each of the traits. And that was just one of the questions. I developed an aversion to C.S. Lewis after that . . .

All winter and no Christmas would be sheer hell for me, especially since, emotionally speaking, I'm done with winter as soon as Christmas is over. I'm so enjoying this weather!

Nicki, said...

I've always thought that you need to have winter to fully appreciate summer. Right now I could use a cool down to remind me! Beautiful garden.

mirrorstomysoul said...

Love the colorful plants in this garden, makes me want to go out and give mine a little more TLC. I love summer, but I'm ready to be rid of this Texas heat and humidity!

Suzy said...

What a beautiful garden! I only wish I could get mine looking like that. And it's nice to know winter is good for something :)

Barb said...

Very beautiful! It is the time of the year here that everything wants to die from the heat and sun. It is a struggle to keep things alive. But, the good thing is that in a few weeks we can plant again and have another growing season before winter if we choose.

Reds said...

That is one beautiful garden!! Wish it was mine too!!