Saturday, June 24, 2006

Hauna turns 40

Birthday cake. Abundance of fresh flowers. Boatload of children. Hilarious conversation. Chinese paper lanterns. White bird house churches. Tulle. Watering cans. Ribbons. Brightly colored birthday plates, cups, napkins. Electric yellow table cloths. Oriental fans and parasols. Presents. An assortment of very yummy desserts. Mini vans galore. Smiles. Prayer.

And of course, garden quotes.

There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling. ~Mirabel Osler

The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for him there. ~George Bernard Shaw, The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God, 1932

In gardens, beauty is a by-product. The main business is sex and death. ~Sam Llewelyn

God made rainy days so gardeners could get the housework done. ~Author Unknown

Gardens are a form of autobiography. ~Sydney Eddison, Horticulture magazine, August/September 1993

One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. ~W.E. Johns, The Passing Show

Many things grow in the garden that were never sown there. ~Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732


~m2~ said...

sounds like an amazing, lovely time.

one of my favorite garden quotes is "earth laughs in flowers - emerson."


truevyne said...

Sweet quote!

unquenchableworshipper said...

I was was great.. and boy was Truevyne's house CLEAN!