A Walk through the Garden

lavender and maple

The Lavender plant and its flower represent love and devotion. Lavender flowers are also associated with purity, silence, and caution. The leaves from a Maple tree symbolize “to be reserved.” Many of our saints were filled with those qualities. What a lovely reminder of their lives, spoken in the language of flowers, as we approach the celebrations of All [Read More...]

A Walk through the Gardens

Images by Margaret Rose Realy, Obl. OSB. All rights reserved.

A light frost tats the edges of  leaves…                 …and I find a lilac bloom in October!  (Images by Margaret Rose Realy, Obl. OSB. All rights reserved.) [Read more...]

A Walk through the Garden

blackgum2

Queue color… …and migration. [Read more...]

A Walk through the Gardens

Sharon 2

Of what remains in my gardens, flowering shrubs and ornamental trees, this blue Rose of Sharon, Hibiscus syriacus ‘Blue Bird’, is still my favorite. Makes for a nice view against the Bottlebrush Buckeye, Aesculus parviflora var. Serotina  I was given a special gift in the garden this week…but that on Friday’s blog. (Images by Margaret Rose Realy, [Read More...]

Quote, Equus Passage 7/30

The following quote just about sums up who I am as I strive toward my eternity; to be centered in God as I experience Him in His creations and to be a small light that offers the same to others. (Its from my first book.)   We hunger to return to our place of origin with [Read More...]

@pontifex and Gardens

The New Evangelization, media promoting the Church, bishops and bloggers, Vatican web presence…a Papal Twitter account? My head is spinning and my grandmother is probably twirling in her grave. I am easily lost on this sea of invisible waves though I am not resistant to getting into the boat, even if I don’t know how [Read More...]

Migration

I feel like a little violet among the mighty oaks. I am delighted and honored to be a part of the Catholic Channel at Patheos. And thanks to Hillary, I have a lovely new banner. I would like to share with you this quote by Thomas Merton that I read each day before I begin [Read More...]

Autumn Prayers

Autumn moves in with its usual quiet grace. I took note the other day that the shrubs and trees have become peppered with color. I smile to myself and think of my own autumn-of-life with hair becoming peppered gray—and the next thing I knew, almost white! I had changed and like the trees, in due [Read More...]


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