Thursday, 9 October 2008

Thank you Poppi........

Mother Earth holds much beauty.......
but she is fragile...................little people are learning to respect her......

by only taking what you need to eat......
to appreciate that without bees we would not have food for our table......


that there is much joy in receiving.........



and that each gift is precious cargo.........
we need to nurture ..............
and care for the world we live in.........

When we work with nature, we sleep more sweetly........

as do those, that have followed around the garden
And sometimes Mother Earth has her own way of saying thank you at the end of the day.............







19 comments:

Shades of Gray said...

Very pretty series of photos. Love that sunset picture. :o)

Yolanda Elizabet said...

What a wonderful post. It really is thank you Poppi! :-)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Oh Cheryl. This post really filled my heart today. Your dear little garden faire angel is so precious. Happy Day...

marmee said...

how precious are these little gifts of grandchildren, funny i posted about one of mine today. they look like they are close to the same age. ellery is 4.
what a sense of purity they bring to our lives and garden. i just love watching her go around and discover new things. she is so fascinated by creatures. she also likes to help marmee plant.
i know you are enjoying your little poppy and the freshness she is in your life.

Cindy said...

What a lovely post! I am so touched. Thank you for this inspiration for my day.

Hugs,
Cindy

Wendy said...

Cheryl, what a beautiful post! That sunset was glorious!
You do have a darling granddaughter. How lucky she is to be brought up to respect and love all of nature.
Brings tears to my eyes.

Ruth said...

What a beautiful photo essay, and such a good message. Your granddaughter is so very sweet.

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
Poppi is a treasure. Someday she will have the water from her grandmother's garden to prime her pump.
You have taught her the ways of Mother Nature so that there is always prosperity. Greed is what has caused so many heartaches lately. There is more than enough if we care and are respectful.
Lovely pictures.
You are a true steward.
Thank you for sharing your darling.
Hugs,
Sherry

Rose said...

Cheryl, this is the most beautiful and moving post you have ever done! Poppi is so precious, and the sunset photo is the perfect ending. I think the little ones today are learning how important it is to protect our earth, but the best way for them to learn is by example. You are providing an example of nurturing all of nature that she will never forget.

Cheryl said...

Dear Lisa....both of my grandchildren are more precious to me than life itself...they are do dear sweet children and that is down to their mother.......I am very lucky......

Cheryl said...

Dear Marmee....tku...little Poppi is just three.....you are so right we are truly blessed......they bring joy and inspiration.....

Cheryl said...

Dear Wendy....we have so much to help them with......I am just trying to pass to pass to them the knowledge that I have and hope that the little seeds I plant will grow.....

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry....thank you for your comments.....I know that you and I always have the same thoughts about Mother Earth.......I am priviledged that I see my grandchildren regularly...I hope they learn from me.......most of the work I do here is for them......so that they will always have a beautiful space full of little creatures......no sprays here to hurt or make them ill.....

Cheryl said...

Dear Rose.......I have always believed that If we start at a very early age, children will absorb the information so much better. The environment is an issue so close to my heart and it is for my grandchildren I worry. The future holds many unknowns where out planet is concerned.....

NCmountainwoman said...

What a wonderful and comforting post. Makes me feel better just looking at the photographs.

Graceanne Grateful said...

Cheryl, what an awesome and wonderful post and your pictures are so beautiful, as always. Your Poppi is so precious! I am thankful that you have such a sweet little granddaughter. She is also SO very blessed to have you for her grandmother, to teach her the love of nature!
You are taking marvelous photos with your new camera, and all of your past pictures have been great also.
Bless you. Grace :)

Meems @HoeandShovel said...

A precious little one exploring and discovering nature with you, Cheryl. Such a joy our grandchildren bring to our lives and I know I am so much more patient with mine than I was with even my own children. I take time to let them help me in the garden and they are learning as you described.
Beautiful post.
meems

Cheryl said...

Dear Meems......I think you are so right, we become more patient as we age......it is wonderful to have more time and to be able to teach them about the things that we love.....

Terrie B x said...

`Beautiful` Cheryl..
Wow Poppi is a littlr gem:)~X~