Thursday, 25 November 2010

Refuge and Shelter

"The garden is the place I go to for refuge and shelter, not the house..... out there blessings crowd round me at every step - it is there that I am sorry for the unkindness in me, for those selfish thoughts that are so much worse than they feel, it is there that all my sins and silliness are forgiven, there that I feel protected and at home, and every flower and weed is a friend and every tree a lover. When I have been vexed I run out to them for comfort, and when angry without just cause, it is there that I find absolution.' Elizabeth von Arnim Elizabeth and her English Garden


Where do you go for refuge and shelter?


  1. To the lake by the old abandoned mill, over the bridge to the stile where I can see acres of grass and sky and no one else is around.
    Hope OFSTED are being kindly!

  2. I love going to gardens and trees too. Growing up on a farm makes me absolutely long for and find solace in gardens and parks, through all the cities I've lived in since.


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