Wayzata, Minnesota

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Sepia Saturday - 19 April 2014 Gardens, are Hidden Meeting Places.

"The glory of gardening, hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature.
To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul."
Alfred Austin

Described as
Neighborhood house of fete
The Egyptian Minister and Mme Smay Pasha
Refreshing themselves with coffee served by Mrs. R. W. Imbrie
photo taken May 1926.

What's It All About?

The Gardens of our Lives?

"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."
Marcus Tullius Cicero

photo by Carol Highsmith
Jasmine Hill Gardens
near Wetumpka, Alabama

The Glory of the Garden
Rudyard Kipling

"In search of my mother's garden
I found my own."
Alice Walker

The way a garden can be explained quite truthfully, is by growth.

Community Gardens.
You'll never know what you're capable of
until you plant.

"Expect nothing.  Live frugally on surprise."
Alice Walker


Gail said...

I enjoyed the quotes, the pictures and your words.

La Nightingail said...

A very nice pairing of lovely garden pictures and quotes. The headless, armless, one-wingless statue in the beautiful Jasmine Hill Gardens bothered me a bit, though, so I looked further to learn more about her - An ancient Greek sculpture, "Nike of Samothrace", the winged angel of victory following an ancient battle. Jasmine Hill's is a replica of the original, of course, but still captivating.

Rob From Amersfoort said...

Poor angel, no arms, no head, at least she still has her wings.

Kristin said...

My maternal grandfather was born in Wetumpka, AL. I have to agree with the quote about libraries and gardens.

Karen S. said...

Thanks for sharing more on the statue! It is quite a bit of interesting history!

Karen S. said...

Very true, although there is an interesting bit of history to her back story! Great to see you again Rob!

Karen S. said...

It looks like a lovely town from what I saw so far! I may have to post about that city another time!

Brett Payne said...

But who is that disapproving woman with a handbag in the first photo? She's the most interesting of the lot.

Brett Payne said...

Oh, and don't worry about the poor angel, she's 'armless.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

Wow, you are good. Well done!

genepenn said...

Thank you for reminding me of the Kipling poem - so apt, especially as it has been a mild Easter where we are and a lot of our time has been spent in the garden getting it ready for winter.

Lisa B said...

Great picture with the Egyptian Minister - do you know the archive this is from please?

Cloudia said...

You somehow show vivid color via sepia, K!


Mike Brubaker said...

That's a very funny "photobomb" that Brett spotted. I doubt the Egyptian Minister and his wife did much gardening themselves.

Alex Daw said...

I like Cicero's quote the best.

Wendy said...

I laughed at the photobomber too. I wondered if Mme Pasha was gearing up for a little fortune-telling.

Excellent selection of quotes, by the way.

Little Nell said...

I do enjoy and admire the way you find the perfect quotes to go with the pictures Karen. That first one is so funny; what a gem.

Tattered and Lost said...

The folks in that first shot look like a scene from an old silent film. I'm sure there could be a wonderful story made up about what's going on. The gentleman for sure would be a wonderful character.

boundforoz said...

Beautifully put together.

boundforoz said...

Wouldn't some of those photos look beautiful in colour.