"April is the Angel
of the Months"
In the April issues of Victoria Magazine,
the English garden was constantly revisited.
Quite understandable, April is the month in every
area where Winter lets go of its chilly grasp
and the stalwart blooms of spring bravely show their
faces to enchant us and to beckon us to come to the garden.
"She walks among the loveliness she made, between the apple-blossom and the water- she walks among the patterned pied brocade, each flower her son, and every tree her daughter."
"The country habit has me by the heart"
"A flowerless room is a soulless room, to my way of thinking; but even one solitary little vase of a living flower may redeem it."
Vita Sackville West
Victoria Magazine shared about Vita, "wisdom was gleaned through years of experimenting.She kept copious notebooks full of reminders ('sow pansy seed in spring garden paving'). She translated her love of nature into lengthy poems, "The Land" and "The Garden".
Vita was also creator of the renowned gardens at her home, England's Sissinghurst Castle - now part of their National Trust.
Today we celebrate with Victoria the
"It is necessary to write, if the days are not to slip emptily
by. How else, indeed, to clap the net over the butterfly of
the moment? for the moment passes, it is forgotten;
the mood is gone; life itself is gone. That is where the
writer scores over his fellows: he catches the changes of his
mind on the hop. Growth is exciting; growth is dynamic and
alarming. Growth of the soul, growth of the mind."
- Vita Sackville-West-
Celebrating gardening, time spent amongst the blossoms,
the birds, the sky and the land.
Celebrating taking moments of quiet repose -
enjoying a delightsome cup of tea- reading
poetry and Victoria magazine
of glorious places and of glorious gardens.
Taking the time to bring flowers indoors
Quiet moments - our 'quiet centers'.
Thank you so much for your visit,
Wishing you a very Delightsome day,