A Balm

…those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed. — Psalm 11:25 I feel at home in this garden, the one my brother tends— a lush and hue-rich oasis, his soul’s expression, embodied good stewardship.   —C.L. Fisher, June 2022 Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. Fisher and may notContinue reading “A Balm”


“I feel as if I had opened a book and found roses of yesterday sweet and fragrant, between its leaves.”  ― L.M. Montgomery A single   rose blushing  peach-pink deep within each satin fold  releases such  a lush incense I think myself lost in the ancient garden, back when all beauty was thornless. —C.L. Fisher,Continue reading “Meditation”


Rosemary … for rememberance and pansies… for thoughts… — Shakespeare A pansy and some silver lace waited for me this January day, in a month that seems endless — How can it be only 5 weeks since Christmas?   2022 has rolled in slowly, hovering, heavy, almost monotone, each day like the next, but thisContinue reading “Vibrancy”

The First Pleasure

God Almighty first planted a garden.  And indeed, it is the purest of human pleasures. — Francis Bacon I imagine Eve tended the roses that bloomed in the garden, dreamily losing herself  down the silky stairwells into a beauty that stills  the soul. —C.L. Fisher, January 2022 Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images areContinue reading “The First Pleasure”

Jewel Bloom

I need no diamonds…. Adorn me in this jewel-toned bloom, with its dark hints of amethyst and shades of violet, with its welcoming, luxurious and seemingly endless depth,  just set me amid these blossoms in a tiny garden, and I am well-clothed. —C.L. Fisher, November 2021 Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are theContinue reading “Jewel Bloom”

Cape Daisy

You hold a sunrise, the edges and brightness of orange and mellowness of a lavender awakening to plum; your arms outstretch in perfect white light, you are nested in the most vibrant green — an entire arboretum I could walk  through again and again, if only I had more hours to amble and get lostContinue reading “Cape Daisy”


The petals so saturated by the vibrancy of red  rested on the cool rock  nestled near the garden’s  edge, symbiotic beauty, silk on stone, like our own  fragile hearts held by God’s  love alone.  —C.L. Fisher, April 2021 Unless otherwise indicated, all content, including writing and images, are the work of C.L. Fisher and mayContinue reading “Cornerstone”

A Pleasant Passing

I saw a wispy puff of spring next to a little sunny bloom on a warm afternoon in January. The sun sent waves through the crystalline blue, and I was content to sit under the cloud-strewn sky and pray next to the little garden. —C.L. Fisher, January 2021 Unless otherwise indicated, all content, including writingContinue reading “A Pleasant Passing”

The Bur Oak Tree

I enjoy the serene offerings of cornflower blue lantana, the pleasing scent of yellow shrub roses, the moonlight glow of the blue plumbago that all grow near or under the canopy of this strong bur oak, a shield and protector  in this tiny garden I roam.   This day, this hard day when  life is setContinue reading “The Bur Oak Tree”