This is our first Christmas without my grandmother here in physical form and we miss her. But, her beauty lives on in her Christmas Cactus which is covered in blooms bringing color and life to this season of new family traditions. I also have her favorite amaryllis about to bloom on my dining room table. What a lifetime gift of the love of growing things both of my grandmothers bestowed upon me.
Stay in the center, and you will ready to go in any direction.
~ Alan Watts
We carry inside us the wonders we seek outside us.
What we plant in the garden of contemplation, we shall reap in the harvest of action.
~ Meister Eckhart
Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed... Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.
~ Henry David Thoreau