As a still lake reflects creation, so may our hearts reflect the Creator's glory ~ Wendy Macdonald

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The Charmed Garden

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The Charmed Garden

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His pockets were not

lined with gold

A committed man

from youth till old

For gifts he’d fashion

a garden seat

With treasures brought back

from the beach

His lady loved

their garden at home

For in it they would

travel alone

For overseas

was beyond their realm

Yet midst the blooms

was cast a spell

As if in England, Scotland,

or France

The garden’s charms

caused them to dance

As lovers lost

in Paradise

A devoted husband

with his gentle wife.

Wendy ❀ 2013

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I wrote this poem and posted it last year.

It was inspired by our own garden

and the lovely gifts my husband has made for me.

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We’ve been married for over 30 years.

It was during our first year of marriage  I discovered

that Ian was good with wood (He made a shoe rack for our closet). 

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He loves to repurpose wood

 and use whatever would have been wasted otherwise.

I do the same thing with fabrics. (I’m not good with wood.) 

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This lovely bird house was made

to replace an old one that I had “repaired”.  

My repair job made my husband smile

and inspired him to make me one I’d love.

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I had an ugly old saw-horse sitting here

that was replaced by this sturdy seat

that  Ian made.

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This bench was made using driftwood

and a piece of 150 yr old fir 

that was salvaged from a renovation. 

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The table was made using an old pottery crate

and leftover lumber.

It’s nicely weathered

 and goes perfectly with a bench I’d bought years ago.

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This arbor is made using a gate

that had been at the back of this property.

It’s now the entrance to our woodland garden.

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My clever husband does not use patterns. 

I just show him a picture and suggest he make it his own way.

(I do the same thing with my sewing creations.)

I love what he does with wood.

This bench was made using salvaged cedar boards.  

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Garden Charm Blessings ❀ Wendy

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May your fountain be blessed,

and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.

Proverbs 5:18

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Here’s an appropriate quote I came across in my morning reading this week.

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desert

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