A Summer Evening in My Garden

The poetry of the earth is never dead.
— John Keats

I confess I don't like gardening as much as I like the result: beauty and flowers all around me. My mom likes the act of gardening, I believe, more than I do. I have, however, inherited her love of flowers and nature. 

I have an artistic love for beauty and this drives my desire to garden. The Secret Garden influenced a love for a sacred, silent spot that leaves me undisturbed by others and L. M. Montgomery's descriptions of nature in Anne of Green Gables and Emily of New Moon led me to look up and love old-fashioned flowers like Love-in-a-Mist and Bachelor Buttons.

After reading my friend Christie's garden tour post earlier this year I realized I'd not captured my garden at this house with my camera. With my iphone, yes, but not with my actual camera. And so I made a note to myself to do just that.

And so this is what I share with you today. A mid-summer evening in my garden. I hope you enjoy the tour.