if you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. – marcus tullius cicero


IMG_0764late morning

on the tiny deck

behind my tiny cottage

surrounded by a tiny garden

sharing this tiny space

with a

delicate spider

perched upon

champagne dreams roses

petals flying

orange cat

stretched out


 weathered deck

under a cloudy sky


 warm coffee


coconut cream



 taking it all in

happy to share this space

all of us knowing

life is good.


exclusiveness in a garden is a mistake as great as it is in society.
– alfred austin


36 responses »

  1. Beautiful Beth! Spiders kind of freak me out, but your poem reminded me of a beautiful warm October pre-dawn morning in Brown County, IN. I sat on porch swing, coffee in hand and marveled at a glistening spider’s web washed in moonlight just 3 feet from my face. ❤
    Diana xo

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  2. Love the invitation and the quiet, even the spider, who I don’t much like to see. When I feel this good, all creatures are welcome, so long as they stay on their side of the g.a.r.d.e.n. We can share, just do not scare me. 😀 😀 😀

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  3. Beth I have that quote by Cicero on my fridge with a picture of him on it. I live by it. My garden, my books and of course my family. However, as we move tomorrow, neither my books( in boxes) nor my garden( all dirt) are things that are organized, so I will have to remind myself that someday, it will be as is and should be.
    Thank you for sharing. I needed it today as I sit in sadness at leaving my home for the last 16 yrs.

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