In the Garden


To me hath been granted a garden,

Tho only for my care,

To nourish the plants and flowers that may be growing there.

 

Twas God that granted this garden,

For only the other day

The owner, my neighbor left it,

To use it, as I may.

 

To God will have grown these flowers,

And to God shall they be given, And I but the steward in that back yard,

For our Father who art in Heaven.

 

There’ll be some for the poor and lowly,

And some for those sick in bed,

And others for those in hospitals,

And for the children whose parents are dead.

 

And so shall all the flowers,

Be a hope for those whose life

Is shut from the beauties given by God,

Who are lost in this world of strife.

 

And everywhere in this garden,

That God hath granted me,

Shall love be planted and grow,

And I his servant be.

 

As for the blossoms that come there,

A message each shall bring,

Beauty and love and joy and hope,

And every flower shall sing.

—Excerpted from  In the Garden by  Murshid Sam, Samuel L. Lewis

 

BJSquiggel

 

The last roses Photograph and copyright by /barbara Mattio, 2016

The last roses. Photograph and copyright by /barbara Mattio, 2016

 

From the greenhouse. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

From the greenhouse. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

The tropical. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

The tropical. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

 

Pollination. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

Pollination. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

The flame of blossoms. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

The flame of blossoms. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

The gathering of the Monarch butterfly. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

The gathering of the Monarch butterfly. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

 

They track the Monarch butterflies to follow their migration paths. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

They track the Monarch butterflies to follow their migration paths. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

 

Mums in the fall garden. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

Mums in the fall garden. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

 

Art for the garden is whimsical. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

Art for the garden is whimsical. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

The Impostor. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Matttio, 2016

The Impostor. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Matttio, 2016

The pale beauties. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

The pale beauties. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

Life is pink. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

Life is pink. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

Container garden. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

Container garden. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

Water fountain. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

Water fountain. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

Garden Sculpture. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

Garden Sculpture. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

A mystic ring. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

Magniflower. Photograph and copyright by Barbara Mattio, 2016

Namaste

Barbara

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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