Blessing #5 – Gift of Music
No, I’m not going to sing for you. That is not one of my talents! But I do hear music as I roam about my garden. As the grasses sway in the wind, or leaves rustle overhead, I sense music. A rhythm and movement that you can only hear from Nature. A wonderful gift from the garden.
Listen to the drip-drip of raindrops in a birdbath, or a fountain – water is music to me. Splish – splash.
The music of a woodpecker off in a distant tree is a gift if we will just stop to listen. Tap-tap-tap – tap.
And even though they are made instruments, wind chimes use the breeze to create a lovely song. Every day – a different melody. A gift of music.
I find myself humming songs when I wander out into my garden. The morning coffee in hand, and still wearing my pj's, I am reminded of an old hymn.
I come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses…..
Then the Roses are Red, my love, Violets are Blue…. comes to mind. Bobby Vinton, I believe.
Build Me Up, Buttercup, by the Foundations (1968) is a sweet melody that reminds me of another time.
I’ll Give You a Daisy a Day, by Jud Strunk, (1973)
And I’m really telling my age with some of these – but I keep hearing A White Sports Coat and a Pink Carnation – by Marty Robbins, (1957).
The garden has inspired poets and song writers for generations, and music is another gift from the garden- Blessing number 5.