Saturday, May 8, 2010
Back in 1994 I spent a half year in Brazil and met Ruvem Alves, a most wonderful man, educator, story writer and "gardiner". He was showing us his beautiful flower garden and said something I found quite profound, Long before my garden existed here in Sao Paulo it existed in my imagination". I find that this is true of all dreams. But, of course, without the effort, labor, hard work, heartache sometimes....the "garden remains in one's imagination"....Hopefull mine here at The Mount will soon exist in reality with what I plan to plant: SWISS CHARD, SPINACH, RADISHES, TOMATOES, BEANS OF SOME KIND, SUMMER SQUASH AND PEPPERS, BEETS, CUCUMBERS AND CARROTS. My friend John Aponti from Esopus is helping me as I am just a novice.
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
I may live "or die" regretting this. But the salad bar at The Mount will be counting on me to produce some "produce" for the meals and to make this more than a personal hobby. Wish me luck tomorrow!!
I have a plot that is about 40 feet by 25 feet and have begun as an "Infant Organic Gardener"...what I think should be called the "Battle of the Rocks"...Anyone in the Ulster County Area that would like to help just give me a message here. You would be "most welcome".. The "Battle" begins!!
Monday, May 3, 2010
This image of the Risen Christ is in our Redemptorist Church of St. Clements in Saratoga Springs, NY. One thing that my study of Nature and the Planet and our Environment that has fascinated me is what is the "relationship of God" of the "Blessed Trinity" to all that has been created, all living things,not just "human" beings. What I have read makes me more convinced than ever that God is "related" to all that has been made. The Bible, most especially the Book of Psalms is always saying that "the world reflects and makes visible the "glory and beauty of God". I think this mosaic at St. Clements shows this. Look and see how the arms of Christ, not not nailed to a Cross but reaching out in a "cruciform embrace"....Look how Christ embraces and hugs all that has been made. I believe that Christ simply wanted, simply "wants" to bring all that has been made to both see, reflect and show the love of God for all of creation.....