Sunday Dinner: Mother Wisdom

May 6. 2016 garden 013


“Gain strength. Suck up energy.

Make a point of appreciating the fragrance of the flowers

and the beauty of the sunset. It is like armor.

When you take a moment to practice my message

you can then be armed with an ability to be detached.

One is meant to forgive, to forgive and be compassionate.”


Kuan Yin


May 6. 2016 garden 014~

“The earth is trying to teach humans that everything is spirit…

Being human is an opportunity

to bring spirit into all that is material…

The quality and intensity of resonance emanated

from a given point is thus attracted back.

When one brings spirit into the human realm,

it can spiritualize matter.

Matter can then become lighter, (indeed liberated),

not as dense as before.”


Kuan Yin


May 6. 2016 garden 023~

There is nothing better that you can give

to a person that to be present with them.

When you are fully present, you become love,

and you share that becoming with others.


Kuan Yin


Depoe Bay, OR

Depoe Bay, OR


Photos by Woodland Gnome 2016


Lincoln City, OR

Lincoln City, OR

About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

7 responses to “Sunday Dinner: Mother Wisdom

  1. That iris with the raindrops is so lovely. I can’t wait for mine to bloom, the buds are just starting to form. We’re about a month behind you, so you always give me previews of coming attractions!

    • Dear Eliza, at some point, you surely will catch up to Virginia. We’ve had more cool weather than usual these last few weeks, and it is still too cool to set out Caladiums and summer vegetables (though I finally bought some eggplant starts yesterday….) Sadly, all of our Iris thus far have gotten decorated with raindrops. As we were discussing yesterday: It is simply a question of how much, and how hard, for how long to determine whether the blooms can survive or not. Each bloom ends up a bit more short lived, I’m afraid. But the blooms keep coming! And they do look beautiful, with more intense colors on these wet days. Thank you for visiting, Eliza ❤ ❤ ❤

  2. well again the variety of your work (photos) is wonderful – and favorit from Yin – “give
    to a person…
    to be present with them…”

    • Thank you, Yvette. That quote is our guide as we age, and our loved ones age, isn’t it? We are with our children when they are little, with our partners as we build a life together, and with our parents as they age…. Thank you for visiting! Wonderful to hear from you ❤

      • 🙂 – thanks for your sweet reply – and hope you have a nice week. Also – just a head’s up…. but Linda passed the otrch for a nature challenge my way and so I was going to pass it your way later this month – there is no obligation of course – but you were one of the first blogs that came to my mind when I thought of the theme. wait – you were the first blog that came to mind for it….

        ok – hope you are having a nice week so far…

        • How sweet of you, Yvette. As you can see from my sparse posts I have had a lot going on here, with little time for my own interests. But I will look forward to your challenge. It will inspire me to invest a little more time with Forest Garden and my online community! We had a busy start to the week, but I am hoping to have a day to spend working in the garden today and possibly part of tomorrow. Such a joy to simply be out there! ❤

          • oh cool – and there is no obligation to actually follow up with doing the post – but as you know – sometimes it is just a way for bloggers to bond a bit – and however that unfolds is fine with me. I am still trying to decide the best way I want to go about doing it…. I will have to tweak it because I am due for a blog pause.

            anyhow, hope your garden time goes well – and later on I have a question for you about the yellow slime. Like I heard someone saying it was harmful…. ??

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