Saturday, May 8, 2010

Soul Therapy

Then God said, "Let the land burst forth with every sort of grass and seed-bearing plant. And let there be trees that grow seed-bearing fruit. The seeds will then produce the kinds of plants and trees from which they came." And so it was. The land was filled with seed-bearing plants and trees, and their seeds produced plants and trees of like kind. And God saw that it was good.

In this light, my spirit saw through all things
and into all creatures,
and I recognized God in grass and plants.
-Jacob Boehme (1575-1624)

Plants cry their gratitude for the sun in green joy. ~Astrid Alauda

The kiss of the sun for pardon
The song of the birds for mirth
You are nearer God's heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.
-Dorothy Frances Gurney (1858-1932), "God's Garden"

All these photos were taken at the plant souk yesterday. It just makes me so happy to see so many plants in one place. While I was at school on Thursday, Sheryll sent news that one of the little kittens had died. The vet said it was because of a respiratory infection.

His name was Pickles and he was one of the ginger-colored kittens. I'm not sure which one this in the photo, but they are all truly precious. May your day be filled with simple joys and blessings, Tammy


A Cottage Muse said...

Lovely photos Tammy! So sorry to hear about the little kitty. Have a nice weekend!

La Dolce Vita said...

so sorry about the precious kitty, so hard to loose one before they really get out into life. and after so much care and attention. glad you took yourself out to find some green solace. plants renew the spirit. xx's to you Tammy.

Jane said...

Looks like a lovely place to spend the day. I love all the color!!
So sorry to read about the kitten.
Have a wonderful Mother's Day.

Privet and Holly said...

Hi Tammy! Told myself I was only going to visit ONE of my comments this morning, and since you were the first, you are IT! Thank you for leaving your sweet thoughts. I looked up your February post and it was fun walking down {a similar} memory lane with you! I rec'd a Bachelor of Rhymes in Kindergarten, too : ) Your blog is beautiful and I'm having fun strolling through your archives. Are you REALLY in KUWAIT??? Happy Mother's Day and so sorry about the orange kitty....precious wee soul. xx P&H

My Sweet Rose. said...

Hi Tammy,
The plants and flowers are so lovely.What a shme about the kitten, they look so cute.
Thanks for dropping by to see me.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Tammy, sorry to hear about the loss of the kitten. I wanted to wish you a very Happy Mother's day. May it be filled with warm memories. Twyla

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear of the kitties death.....So sad.
Your garden pictures are beautiful & the poems & passages are so appropriate!!
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!!

Julie said...

Such beautiful photos and quotes...thanks for sharing these! So sorry about the sweet kitty--he/she was well loved by all of you, though.

Happy Mother's Day to you, Tammy!

Anonymous said...



Rostrose said...

Your flower photos are soo pretty! This place must be WONDERFUL!!!
But I was so sad to hear about the little babycat! What a pitty!

Do you also celebrate Mothersday tomorrow?
Wahtever - I wish you a happy Sunday!
Hugs from Austrria, Traude

Melissa said...

I almost went with my husband out to Souk Jema (sp)yesterday but we got lazy and just enjoyed our time home. Those plants look divine and Im thinking I should go out there to get some.
Poor little kitten has come to the end of his journey but at least he was loved and taken care of. Bless Sheryl's heart.
Had a nice day out at PF Changs with Karen and Andy and my daughter and also got some window shopping in. It's too easy to spend a day there without realizing the time...goes by too quickly. Happy Mother's Day to you and wishing you a blessed day.

Mollye said...

Oh my gosh your daily life is of the stuff my dreams are made of. Thanks for visiting me and Happy Mother's Day, XXMollye

Anonymous said...

Beautiful floral array and how lovely to see GREEN! It's so drab here right now...your post was a welcome sight!
So sad to hear about Pickles...sad little face.
My friend, I am SO happy to have met you through our respective blogs. I feel like I know you and my heart goes out to you.
I AM sending a very extra-special MOTHER'S DAY HUG to you! Have a wonderful day surrounded by your family!


Love all your lush greenery. So sad that the little kitten died.
You said I drive you crazy with always changing my mind. I am just trying to keep you on your toes. ha ha.
love ya!

bunny said...

How sad! Kitties are so susceptible to feline viruses. He's in kitty heaven. Wishing you a wonderful Mothers Day Tammy.


The Garden Bell said...

Just stopped by to wish you Happy Mother's Day. What a better way to celebrate the day than with plants.

Stop by and follow the link over to Elizabeth Cat... her work is too die for cute. Still drooling....


Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Tammy, I've just found your blog. Beautiful photos - were they taken in Kuwait?
The little kittens are so vulnerable aren't they.
I've subscribed but I'll come back soon and read your older posts - all very interesting.
I live on the other side of the world too - please visit my blog, only started 2 weeks ago, so not a lot to see yet. I must discipline myself to post today!
Thank you for sharing.
Auckland, New Zealand

Diane said...

I'm so sorry about the little kitten, Tammy. Poor little things, even with all of your wonderful help I'm sure this world is a hard place without mommy. Your plant blog is so pretty - and green. Happy Mother's Day (You celebrated yours last week didn't you?) Diane

glor said...

Beautiful pictures, especially the one with the giraffe ... I adore giraffes. Little kitty is now resting, his short little life was tended to by such gentle souls. You and your friend are wonderful. Happy Mother's Day to you. Lots of blessings, grace and hugs.

Libbie said...

Oh poor pickles! What a cutie!

Your plant pics are so refreshing! I LOVE plants. God sure made a beautiful world for us!!!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Tammy: I just wanted to stop by and wish you a wonderful Mother's Day. You are a blessing! Martha

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

I loved seeing your photos taken at the Garden center, how beautiful.
So sorry to hear about poor little Pickles, so sad.

Happy weekend

DeeDee said...

Happy Mothers Day Tammy..enjoy your day...

miruspeg said...

Hi Tammy
It has been way too long since I last popped over to your blog, but you have often been in my thoughts. A friend of mine has just returned from Jordan and had the best holiday EVER. She particularly fell in love with Petra.
So I have promised myself I will go there one day. You have inspired me as well with previous posts and photos.

Love the title of this post.."Soul Therapy" because that is exactly what plants do for me. They warm my soul.

Take care and have a great week.
Peggy xxxx said...

Beautiful post, love the scripture you chose to accompany the photo on top. Your new header is an eye popper, love that sepia. I got very behind in my blog visits & had to catch up with your WW & others. Gotta tell you, your craft table looks a lot like mine! I had to zoom in on the photo so I could see what goodies your using. I hope you have a super duper Mother's Day! Lisa

Anonymous said...

You finally made it to the plant souk. YEA!! You have been talking about wanting to go for a while now. I can certainly understand why you like to go there. It is wonderful. I hope you found some nice plants to bring home to dress up the porch. Tell Jingles to keep her paws off your new plants.
So sorry to hear about the little kitten. I know how attached you are to them, even though you don't get to spend as much time with them as you would like.

We just got back from the coast. I have SO much laundry to do; at least 7 loads... We came back and my peach flowering hibiscus tree was blooming for the first time ever. What a lovely surprise. Coming home was nice enough, but pretty flowers makes it even better.

Hope your boys took good care of you today!


peggy gatto said...

I love your garden pictures! what a lovely space you have!!

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