Monday, February 6, 2012

scenes from the garden on a winter afternoon


I realize this doesn't look much like winter.


It doesn't feel much like winter either, even for Florida.


But to quote a famous ancient Roman:

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

(Does it count as a library if you have books scattered throughout your home in a variety of ragtag bookshelves? Does it count as a garden if you have a few potted plants and whatever springs up naturally in your back yard?)

10 comments:

S. Etole said...

Perhaps it is in the eye of the beholder, and you behold it well.

Nancy said...

It doesn't matter as long as you like it...I'd rather have a potted plant that's beautiful to me than a huge garden that's full of weeds.....You see the beauty and that's what counts....

Kay L. Davies said...

What a beautiful winter you have!
Luv, K

Elizabeth said...

I say "yes" to both questions. Although a proper library with floor to ceiling shelves would be nice...

DeborahJoy said...

Yes and yes, to both.
And Spring is just around the corner.

Senna said...

Such view is for us in Germany at the moment with -15 till -20°C unbelievable and only in the archive from the last spring and summer to find.
Best regards Senna

rebecca said...

i have never heard this quote....
LoVe lOvE LoVE!!!!

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

let's hope the scattering of books around the house does count like a library, if not i'll wane. ...
n♥
ps - have memorized the quote!

angelina said...

hello florida!
i will soon be georgia right above you.... beautiful quotes : love the cicero. i have charles sandburg poems in my bathroom. have you visited the carl sandburg house / goat farm up in north carolina area?
x

Emily said...

Those are the very best kind of gardens :) I love that first photo - it looks like something from a magazine shoot.