Herb of the Week for 29th Dec
By Lynn Kirkland
As 2006 draws to a close, a time of reflection
I find spending time in the garden gives
me inspiration through the wonderful lessons
The lessons learnt from challenges faced
throughout the year can be seen more clearly
in the peaceful surroundings of a garden.
Our herb gardens are particularly peaceful
and relaxing because of the way we work
co creatively in harmony with nature.
A spiritual calmness exists in gardens
where the will of the gardener has not
been forced too much on the garden. Those
who spend time in gardens like these feel
the comfort and calm these places bring.
I believe your outlook on life shapes
you into the person you are. As I walked
around our beautiful and peaceful gardens
one early morning this week I had the
privilege of capturing one of nature’s
special moments as a baby starling took
a first look at the world around him or
her. I thought he or she might be saying,
“Wow, what a beautiful world out there”
as he or she gazed out at the view on
to the Living Magic garden in which the
birdhouse stands. I marveled at the natural
instincts that made the baby bird retreat
inside when my presence was felt.
I was so grateful that I had the opportunity
to capture this moment of part of the
natural rhythm of life in the garden.
Gratitude is something we can all have
if we take a moment to reflect on the
blessings in our life this year.
I am so grateful for the wonderful people
in my life and the many simple blessings
that surround me each day.
2006 may have been a hard year with many
challenges for some of you; however I
hope you can be like our little starling
and look out into the world ahead in 2007
with bright eyes and gratitude in your
P.S. I am grateful to all those who readers
who read my column each week.
Wishing you all a happy and peaceful year
The herb farm hours over this period are:
Open Saturday 30th December
Closed Sunday 31st December, 1st January,
Normal hours Wednesday to Sunday 10am
to 4.30pm after this.