Where. Who.

When I’m tired. Frustrated. Overwhelmed. Feeling a little restless and short-tempered with the kids. This is where I go:

And with whom:

We laugh when we find grumpy peppers.

We search. And smile widely when we find.

And every time-

-Without fail-

Things slow down.

The restless thoughts refocus into calm.

The furrowed brow relaxes. The knot in the chest unravels.

And it’s easier to breathe.

So that’s where I’ll be.

In the garden.

To dig one’s own spade into one’s own earth! Has life anything better to offer than this?”

-Beverley Nichols, English author and playwright (1898-1983)

July 31, 2010 - 9:38 pm

Jackie & Jodie D. - Hi Betsy, we love the dahlia you have in your garden! Do you happen to know the name of it? Your garden looks lovely, by the way. :)

August 4, 2010 - 5:59 am

Betsy - Hi, Jackie and Jodie- good to hear from you! I have been searching for that dahlia’s name and can’t find it anywhere– but I know that I got it from swan island dahlias– dahlias.com. Have fun searching! :)

August 6, 2010 - 4:17 pm

Jackie & Jodie D. - Thanks for looking, Betsy. We’re actually planning on going to the swan island dahlia fields later this month so we’ll see if we can find it! Enjoy the rest of your summer!

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