Day 2: Turning to Nature – Let’s Walk in the Jardin en Cevennes

Connecting to nature, whether it’s going for a walk while keeping safe distance or watching from our windows is one of the ways so many of us are keeping ourselves nourished.

Here in Toronto the trees are still bare and I have been watching young squirrels traverse them with enthusiasm and ease. I’ve also been popping out into the backyard daily to see if anything is coming to life. So far the tips of tulips and narcissus are showing themselves. I am thrilled that they have made it through to spring, especially with the abundance of the aforementioned squirrels! (I have shooed more than one of them away from the tender bulbs!)

Today let’s go for a walk together through this beautiful Jardin en Cévennes, presented in this spectacular series of Great Gardens by Nowness. I often say, “Gardens are a gift to everyone” and now I am coming to see that so are the philosophies of gardeners. There is a certain way of thinking in the garden, like we can have a vision, make a start, give life to possibility and then we sit back and watch and see the way the garden itself wants to unfold.

On the New Moon, I began a new blog series: 40 Days of Beauty, Goodness & Love, little moments of light to get us through a difficult time. If you get solace, peace and inspiration from this, please share with others who need the same. (And if you’re gathering goodness too, please share resources in the comments!)

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  1. Kris Bilyeu says:

    Thanks for sharing this Jamie. I got lost in his words and in the beauty and diversity of the plants. I especially liked it when he said he was like a child and just wanted to play and create memories.

  2. susanJOY Hosken says:

    Jamie, my gardener has stopped working to look after his kids so I am back doing my own gardening which is amazing and so nourishing.Love and light from susanJOY

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