Beauty in the garden and in the spirit

“Our deepest self-knowledge unfolds as we are embraced by Beauty.”

John O’Donohue, from Beauty: The Invisible Embrace

Looking at some old garden pictures, these massive sunflowers are from my summer of 2011 seedings.  Caught up in the warm and wonderful memories of my childhood, when these grew wild in back of our suburban home in Dallas, in 2011 I tried to recreate the warmth and beauty of the fondest of my childhood memories of home.  These grew to about 80 inches tall and were loaded with seeds for the birds to eat.

Spirituality and gardening have a superior connection in my life.  Reading from John O’Donohue’s books assures me that I’m not alone in this experience.

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2 thoughts on “Beauty in the garden and in the spirit

  1. Joe, thanks so much for commenting. The connection between spirituality and gardening happened upon me accidentally. My spiritual interests had all but dried up until I took an interest in gardening. After my first year of it I realized it was the spiritual impulses that had drawn me to it in the first place. In my experience, the connection is now obvious.

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