Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Beyond the Garden Gate

“I craved to go beyond the garden gate, follow the road that passed it by, and set out for the unknown”
 ~Alexandra David-Neel wrote in 1923

You might think that in reading that quote I would show a picture of some place famous, a gate.
This is the picture that jumped into my head.
Maybe a little thing, but to me it took my breathe away.
We were lost and wandering down a narrow country road in France
when suddenly the entrance to a farm house had this wall of stones and flowers.
I have always been reminded when looking at this picture that it is the little
things of an adventure that stun us, capture our attention, and bring JOY
when we are noticing what we are noticing. 
If we step beyond the garden gate we can find enchantment,
fairies dancing in the moonlight, listen closely as they sing,
imagine pictures in the sky, and laughter in a morning breeze.
The colors sing to me.
They laugh for me.
What are you finding today that is enchanting you?

6 comments:

Terra said...

Your post is lovely and upbeat and got me smiling.

Red Rose Alley said...

What a pretty picture, Marilyn. And I love the quote today. I always have to stop for red flowers - they just catch my attention. This photo is a nice reminder for you of the country road and farm house in France. I love when you mention the fairies. I miss them sometimes. ; )

~Sheri

mamasmercantile said...

Such a beautiful picture and a lovely quote bringing to mind several European holidays from the past. Treasured memories.

a rich tapestry said...

It's interesting how the mind works as that quote could have taken you anywhere. Thank you for sharing where it took you as the photo of the colourful flowers and the stone wall is beautiful.

Thelma said...

A beautiful post with great meaning. I am inspired by this for my own gardening post during the gardening season.
Thanks for sharing.

Jeanie said...

This photo is a vacation in itself, Marilyn. I love it and I love all the words with it. I could use a little enchantment!