“There is nothing more agreeable in a garden than good shade,
and without it, a garden is nothing. ”
- Betty Langley
“When the sun hat fits, it’s ugly.
The sun does not shine equally on all yards.
Plants favor sunshine, we thrive in the shade.
Leaves are sunlight, bound by water, shaped by invisible rules.
Ripening grapes in the summer sun - reason enough to plod ahead.”
- Michael P. Garofalo, Pulling Onions
Lately, we have been busy in the garden with mowing, weeding, and improving the Sacred Circle garden. After a working a few hours in the sunshine, Karen and I often retreat into our shaded sitting areas to rest and drink water.