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The strange shape of a garden...........

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by bargain, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    Over the past 4 days, I've been digging holes and separating hydrangeas and putting in some special plants of a friend who is no longer with us....Spent a lot of time thinking about her....Wept tears of joy and sorrow both.....as I planted some of her plants and then some of the plants of the sweet lady from whom we bought our farm....and a few of mine I transplanted. I thought about how every day is a gift from God and how much every moment is such a gift...

    I closed my eyes and just tossed out the separated daffodils as the famous planters say to do.......So the garden was really shaped over the toss.......Well, finally yesterday after putting back in the bulbs those bad little gophers dug up, I added the first layer of raked in pine straw.

    I looked at the shape of the garden and who would guess it.......It was in the outline of a heart. I was so amazed when I saw it, because I was just pushing the straw in as fast as I could before it was dark as the rains were scheduled the next day. I had no design in my thoughts....

    So I just had to share this with my friends here at BYC.......From here on out this will be known as the Heart Garden of the Farm.......

    Some things I don't understand and at the risk of being a sentimental fool, I just am considering this a small everyday sort of miracle..... Often I think I just miss the everyday miracles of life and I'm so glad I didn't miss this one.

    Have a blessed evening and remember to give that special hug or word of love and appreciation to those special ones in your lives........

  2. babymakes6

    babymakes6 Gifted

    Feb 24, 2009
    far west Ohio
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    And a hug for you [​IMG]
  4. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    Thanks for sharing.....any pics? [​IMG]
  5. 19Dawn76

    19Dawn76 Songster

    Apr 26, 2009
    Toadsuck, AR
    I just love stories like this. [​IMG]
  6. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    I'll make some photos and post tomorrow.....After 6 inches of rain today, I'm not sure how the pine straw or garden will look, but I'd love to share.....

    Thanks to all and you are so special!
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Nancy, after long hard day, I needed that, THANKS!

    (PS... my Speckled Sussex and my leghorns I hatched from your eggs, all gave me eggs today)[​IMG]

  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    How wonderful, Nancy. [​IMG]
  9. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Songster

    Oct 9, 2008
    Quote:"Just Beautiful" your words and story have touch my heart and soul [​IMG]

    My sister passed away in 1997 at the young age of 47 i was devastated and was inconsolable for days and time seemed to stand still for me.
    My sisters husband had told me something she had said...."When I come Back I will be a Big Beautiful Yellow Butterfly".
    I hung onto those words and a few days after her funeral i was sitting on my front porch and crying and thinking of her, my husband was with me and we just talked on.
    When i looked towards the woods in front of my house i saw a Beautiful Yellow Butterfly weaving through the trees and it flew towards me then up and over the roof.
    I was shocked to see another and then another and this went on and on i kept counting each one as it came floating out of my woods crying and thanking my sister for the Beautiful Yellow Butterfly's.
    When they had reached 87 i had become tired and my husband said lets go in and you get some rest i said no i have to stay here and see the butterfly's but with some coaxing i went inside.
    When i went to go inside i turned around and i saw another coming out of the woods
    My sister gave me a memory i will always Cherish and When i see Those Big Beautiful Yellow Butterfly's I think of Her .........I write this In memory of my sister "Margie"
  10. wasatusay

    wasatusay Songster

    Nov 29, 2008
    South Carolina

    Thanks for being on of those sentimental fools that we all are and don't always want to admit to. That was a wonderful post! You should share a pic when it blooms in the spring!

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