27 July, 2011

God Meets Us In The Garden

"Where earth and spirit mix, God and man meet."

This is a quote from one of my new favorite authors, Vigen Gourian. I was blessed to get to see/hear him speak in person and buy some of his books. I say "see and hear" because he is fun to watch speak, quiet with animated, happy facial expressions. But he can also be firey if he feels he needs to be!

Another good quote: "We are created in the image of the Master Gardener."


This being so, we can take in the full delights in our gardens as the Lord delights in his creation, and in us.





















This was after I cleared out most of the aged, squash-bug infested squash plants in early July. Now the cantaloupe plants and watermelon plants have plenty of room to stretch out.














In this shot, you can see how the extreme, constant 100 plus temps are affecting the garden.














Notice how the cantaloupe has trailed up and across the fencing.






These cherry tomatoes sprung up on there own. I let them continue to grow just in case. What a delightful surprise!






The cantaloupe are LOVING this crazy, constant, dry heat.






This was last weekend. I picked the ripe one on Monday and the other one ripened by Tuesday eve.























washing and rinsing ~





Kale







Some of our early July harvest







Cantaloupe picked between 7/23-7/26











Have you met God in the garden recently? It restores the soul. But if you are a gardener, you are already keenly aware of that!





Happy Harvesting,






Javamom



3 comments:

Joy for today! said...

I loved it when Vigen said something to the effect of gardening keeping you on your knees. Did you copy his quote on that?

Javamom said...

I did, but I'm missing one word.

"The Gift of the garden - we make our kneeling in labor a __________ (probably place) of prayer. Our garden can be a place of peace."

Javamom said...

I think it might also be in his book _Inheriting Paradise_, which he said is his favorite (if I'm remembering correctly!)