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This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realise it is play. The only thing that is ultimately real about your journey is the step that you are taking at this moment. That’s all there ever is. I’m here to tell you that the path to peace is right there, when you want to get away. When you are present, you can allow the mind to be as it is without getting entangled in it. If you miss the present moment, you miss your appointment with life. That is very serious!

Friday, May 3, 2013

The Garden Party

W&N watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm - done from my imagination

"After all the weather was ideal. They could not have had a more perfect day for a garden-party if they had ordered it. Windless, warm, the sky without a cloud. Only the blue was veiled with a haze of light gold, as it is sometimes in early summer. The gardener had been up since dawn, mowing the lawns and sweeping them, until the grass and the dark flat rosettes where the daisy plants had been seemed to shine. As for the roses, you could not help feeling they understood that roses are the only flowers that impress people at garden-parties; the only flowers that everybody is certain of knowing. Hundreds, yes, literally hundreds, had come out in a single night; the green bushes bowed down as though they had been visited by archangels."
- Katherine Mansfield



  1. This is really beautiful and so beautifully composed with the steps leading me up into the scene, like I'm going to a garden party just around the corner. I like the text too, and that's an interesting thing about everybody liking roses. It IS probably because that's the only flower they know by name! I never thought of that!

    1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment Katherine! Autumn always inspires me to do gardening, cleaning up for winter and then getting ready for spring! Yea, EVERYBODY knows roses! lol!


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