Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sunday Stroll Invitation

“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. Gardening is an instrument of grace."
~May Sarton

It was the last week of a semester and the first week that I focused on Christmas preparations and gift shopping. There were also after school activities for the kids, my birthday mid-week, and school holiday parties on Friday. After that week, which passed in a snow-white blur, I need to take a deep breath and consider the wisdom of May Sarton's words. I need to be set back into the slow circles of nature, as she suggests, though the garden trails are thick with snow.

If you have time this week for a Sunday Stroll, to walk into whatever weather December offers, please about about it on your blog and then come back here with a comment and a link to your post. You may use the Sunday Stroll button at the top of this post on your post or sidebar if you would like. I will add participant names to this post so that other strollers may walk through your garden too. I'll check back as often as my day allows and try to keep the list updated. Enjoy the day!

Look who is strolling today:

Ruth at Musings of an Everyday Woman
Margaret at Periodic Pearls
Abbie at Farmer's Daughter
Me, here at the Quiet Country House

9 comments:

Everydaywoman said...

Aisling,

I'm strolling today . . . in the snow, finally! We've waited and waited for it to arrive, and it's beautiful!

Good luck with all your holiday preparations and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

http://everydaywomanusa.wordpress.com/2009/12/20/winter-wonderland-sunday-stroll-december-20-2009/

One Woman's Journey said...

Aisling, at the moment I am not strolling. So much inside to do.
I needed to read May's quote.
Thank you. You and your's wished a Merry Christmas along with many blessings.

Aisling said...

Ernestine,

I needed to read it too, and you are very welcome! I hope your Christmas is warm and bright.

hugs,
Aisling

Margaret Evans Porter said...

My stroll is white, too...but not as white as some people's!

http://margaretevansporter.blogspot.com/

Pom Pom said...

Happy, happy birthday a few days late! I hope you had a great day! I'm glad YOU were born, Aisling! Yes, I hope you can find peace, a dose of high thinking, and some much appreciated rest! The sky is so big and inviting, so I wish you light even though you probably have a lot of SNOW! Happy WEEK! (BIG HUG!)

Aisling said...

Pom Pom, Thanks for the birthday wishes and all the good, warm happy thoughts. I really appreciate you!

hugs,
Aisling

Margaret Evans Porter said...

A belated happy birthday to you!

Farmer's Daughter said...

Just got my stroll up!

Aisling said...

Margaret,

Thank you for the birthday wishes! :)