A Garden’s Lessons

This past weekend, my husband and I visited Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA.  In no particular order, here are some pictures I took, and some thoughts I brought home.

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In writing, as in life, use your senses to the max.

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He loves me…he loves me not…ah, he loves me…

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This is the crown of the last American Elm in Longwood Gardens.   Always remember the beauty and glory of a life well-lived.

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A garden, like writing, takes constant attention…

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…but an occasional afternoon nap is good for the creative soul.

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Listen to the child within.

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Take pride in your own unique voice.

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Don’t tell your readers about a fountain in spring.  Let them feel the wayward sprays of water, and smell the subtle scents on the breeze.

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Flowers blossom because that’s who they are.   That’s also why writers write.

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It may take a while but with persistence, and a little sun, eventually you will bloom.

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Have you strolled through a garden or worked in one recently?  What thoughts did you bring home?