Sunday Quote, Week 20, Kipling

Gardens are not made by singing “Oh how beautiful!” and sitting in the shade.  ~ Rudyard Kipling  

How I spent my day:  getting dirty building a new garden bed.

How I spent my day: getting dirty building a new garden bed.

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge was “In The Background“.  Although I think the idea was more oneself as a reflection  — and part of me is definitely front & center in this photo — this is still my contribution to the challenge.   When the garden is planted and in bloom, the gardener will be in the background.  The blooms will be the stars of the show!  Think of this as a visual synecdoche; my gloves and soiled gardening clothes representing all of me.

16 responses to “Sunday Quote, Week 20, Kipling

  1. We planted our garden this past weekend and I was going to use this same quote on a future post. LOL

  2. Yay for gardening! Sometimes it’s good to get dirty 🙂

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  6. I like your twist to the challenge

  7. mobius faith

    it always feels good in the spring to do a little digging. 🙂

  8. Know it will be so satisfying when it is complete and growing.

  9. I like what you said about a gardener being in the background. You are right . My flowers are really the stars.


    You beat me! I am doing a garden post today (sometime too) Love your shoe!

    • I look forward to reading it. But not now; after moving nearly a ton of dirt today, I’m done. Shutting off brain in a few minutes and trying to avoid falling asleep before it’s dark outside.


        Only a ton! Impressive! Please check out my latest post talented woman. I thought of you whenI shyly posted it.

        • 46 bags of top soil. Considered having a truck load delivered, but issue with power lines too low for the truck would have meant that I would have had to move wheelbarrows up the hill. It was much easier – and cost about the same — to buy the smaller bags and drive the car to where I needed the dirt. 3 trips to the store though! I was surprised my arms weren’t aching!

          Your wisteria is beautiful. I’m too much interested in payoffs for my work: I don’t think I could patiently work to trim a wisteria for years before seeing those beautiful blooms.