Article: Spotlight: Words: Repose

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Image Spotlight: Words
By Sharon Brown on September 8, 2013

Sometimes all we need is a word or two.

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Imagequilter5
Sep 9, 2013 6:22 AM CST
Name: Barb Jenkins
Hillsborough, NH
Repose seems to be in such short supply in today's fast paced world. It is wonderful to find a garden where one can just sit and think, remember, dream, etc.
Lovely verse and lovely photo....
Imagevic
Sep 9, 2013 12:43 PM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
It is a lovely quote and one that gardeners can truly identify with Lovey dubby

Beautiful photo Thumbs up
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Imagemcash70
Sep 9, 2013 1:30 PM CST
Name: Margaret
BC, Can.
I agree It is a lovely quote. Thank you Sharon for the quote and using my photo. Lovey dubby

Thank you Barb and Vic on the photo. I tip my hat to you.
Imagenap
Sep 9, 2013 7:46 PM CST
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
I hate to admit I don't garden anymore. Nowadays my gardening time is spent with a darling 3 year old instead.

Well, in a way I guess that's like gardening. I just tend to a human garden instead of flowers. Hilarious!
SunnyBorders
Sep 9, 2013 9:17 PM CST
Name: Charlie
Aurora, Ontario, Canada
Zone 5a
It's a nice sentiment, Sharon.

But also: In fall, I see the magenta that Gertrude Jekyll so hated in gardens and smile.

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ImageSharon
Sep 9, 2013 10:08 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
True enough, Charlie.
I had forgotten her dislike of it.

Thanks for the reminder.

You are carefully tending a young seedling, Nap.
Imagesallyg
Sep 10, 2013 3:50 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
Great quote. Some of my best thinking time is NOT thinking and just tidying up a patch of moss or some other "useless" gardening.
Lovely week to all-
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
ImageSharon
Sep 10, 2013 4:07 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
It's during 'useless' gardening that my mind accomplishes the most - solves world crises, decides what's next on the menu, things like that. Smiling

Hiya Sally! Same good week right back to you!
ImageKyWoods
Sep 11, 2013 9:38 AM CST
Name: Renée
Northern KY
I am finding much happiness in rebuilding a garden for my 99-year-old friend. It was terribly overgrown with weeds, including four different types of vines that had wrapped themselves around, and within three tall climbing rose bushes. I will have hauled and spread about twelve bags of mulch by the end of the week.
My friend is so happy to have her garden back, to enjoy instead of fret about.
Losing weight doing it has me happy, too. Hilarious!
Imagevic
Sep 11, 2013 9:48 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
BLESS you for doing that Renee Lovey dubby Group hug Group hug
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ImageSharon
Sep 11, 2013 10:05 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Such sweet news, Renee! You are happy, your friend's happy, nothing better than that. Oh, and the garden's happy too!
Imagemcash70
Sep 11, 2013 10:48 PM CST
Name: Margaret
BC, Can.
Renee, that is a wonderful thing to do, you area a true friend indeed. Group hug

Losing weight for your kindness, what a great bonus! Thumbs up
Imagesallyg
Sep 12, 2013 5:58 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
What a kind gesture, KyWoods AND you get to garden while being kind Thumbs up
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
ImageKyWoods
Sep 12, 2013 7:27 PM CST
Name: Renée
Northern KY
Thanks--she is an amazing lady, still has her mind, still drives.
Imagepajonica
Sep 20, 2013 8:02 PM CST
Name: Jon
Japan, Ibaraki
A garden is a great place to enjoy on many levels, sit and think, reflect or just think about the next job that needs to be done. I am one of those that simply can't enter my garden purely to enjoy because within minute I see something that needs to be done, then and only then do I enjoy.
Fortune favors the brave.
Tickling is no laughing matter.
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Imagesallyg
Sep 22, 2013 6:46 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland
slef employed writier
I'd have to agree Jon, its the doing...the tending to its needs, that's fun beyond the sensory pleases of the garden.
"If you bring joy and enthusiasm to everything you do, people will think you're crazy" W. Haelfeli, New Yorker cartoon
mamajack
Oct 5, 2013 10:22 AM CST
Name: barb allison
Fate, Texas zone 8a
ky..........i wish you lived by me. how old are you? are you a youngun? i was a long and hard worker no matter the temp until i was about 52 or 4. arthritis and teenagers did me in. Rolling on the floor laughing


why didn't gertrude like magenta?
ImageSharon
Oct 5, 2013 10:46 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
'Malignant magenta'. Funny that you should ask that, Barb. Magenta got off to a bad start.

During some kind of Italian war there was the Battle of Magenta, which is a place, a location. When Magenta was victorious in battle it became a popular word. At about the same time somebody - can't remember who - was experimenting with dyes and came up with a reddish purple color, a new color at that time and because Magenta - the victor in battle - was a new word in the news, he promptly named the new color 'magenta'.

This new magenta dye was made using arsenic so people associated arsenic with magenta now. The poor color had no chance at all being associated with a battle and with arsenic.

G. Jekyll, among many others, hated it, said it was an unreal color among natures pure colors, called it all kinds of bad names, but I think mostly because it was something new and had the unlucky disadvantage of being named after negative things.

People wouldn't even use the dyed cloth to make clothes for fear of being poisoned by the arsenic laden magenta color.

And that, my dear, is all I know about that!! Big Grin
mamajack
Oct 5, 2013 11:42 AM CST
Name: barb allison
Fate, Texas zone 8a
well i never heard any of that. i became enamored with those people when i was in college and began to read hemingway. expatriotism was a novel idea for me. i feared they were awfully radical people and because i was enamored with them i feared for my own salvation. Rolling on the floor laughing
ImageSharon
Oct 5, 2013 12:21 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
Hang in there, MJ. I think mostly we all go through that now and then.

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