Day 621: Back to the garden

During the last couple of days, this song has come up on my iPhone, through Spotify, THREE times. Okay, I can take a hint.

(YouTube video found here of Crosby, Stills, and Nash performing “Woodstock” at the 25th Anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert at NYC’s Madison Square Garden.)

As I’ve often blogged/posted/written/said, when we are mindful of one thing, we can see it everywhere.  In this case, when I knew, yesterday, I was going to blog, post, or write about one phrase from that song …

we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden

… I started seeing gardens everywhere.

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IMG_8987 IMG_8989 IMG_8995IMG_9001 IMG_9003 IMG_9008 IMG_9007 IMG_9015 IMG_9017 IMG_9019 IMG_9020 IMG_9021 IMG_9025 IMG_9026 IMG_9027 IMG_9028 IMG_9029 IMG_9031 IMG_9034 IMG_9035 IMG_9037 IMG_9039 IMG_9040 IMG_9043 IMG_9046 IMG_9048 IMG_9053 IMG_9055 IMG_9056  IMG_9059 IMG_9063 IMG_9065 IMG_9066 IMG_9068 IMG_9070  IMG_9084 IMG_9075IMG_9085There are probably other lines I could use, from that song, to riff on the photos I’ve included here. If you know the lyrics of Woodstock by heart, you might be able to do that, too.

For now, though, I’ll just tell you this: those last few photos were taken in Arlington, Massachusetts, USA last night, where we encountered some unexpected fireworks.

I love unexpected fireworks.

Here’s something else I love. This line from Woodstock:

Life is for learning.

Okay!  I’ve gotta stop blogging, posting, writing, whatever, and go out and enjoy the gardens I can find, on this beautiful Saturday.

As usual, once I say “I’m leaving,” I think of something else I want to say. In the therapy biz, we call this “the doorknob statement.” Here’s a doorknob video, for you all:

(YouTube video of Joni Mitchell performing her composition “Woodstock” found here.)

Thanks to Crosby, Still, Nash (and Young, also), to Joni Mitchell, to all the gardens and gardeners I saw yesterday, and to you — of course! — for bringing your stardust here, today.

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17 thoughts on “Day 621: Back to the garden

  1. Great music. Great pictures.
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

  2. My first album was “Marrakesh Express” by CSandN (and sometimes Y). How I loved them and every subsequent album they put out. It wasn’t until years later that I learned Joni wrote this song. Glad you included it.

  3. Maybe it’s the time of year… Thanks for this. The song evokes great memories.

    • And maybe it’s the time of man. At least, it was the time for you, Robert, to evoke those memories today and, for that, I am truly grateful.

  4. Our antenna does tend to ‘tune in’ to things that are on our minds. Delightful connection, Ann. 😉

  5. findingmyinnercourage

    The memories you conjured up through the music and photos displayed today definitely sent me down memory lane. I love your Blog, it’s fascinating to me!

  6. I bow to the gardens of Woodstock, Ann, in Joni’s mind, in Max Yasgur’s farm, in CSN & sometimes Y’s spirit and in your post today. It became the peaceful mantra of a generation. Ours. Back to the garden, indeed.

  7. I am way behind, but so are are our scaffolders. So I only saw this today and they are due today – now they will have a Joni Mitchell accompaniment.

  8. I loved this post, because I am a ‘hippie’ at heart. I have always embraced the music and even the tie-dyed, long skirts with batik designs and other cool fashions from this period. I like gardens and you captured some gorgeous ones.
    Wish we all could go back to being ‘one with nature’ and trying to hold hands across the waters…

  9. Pingback: Day 644: Magical | The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

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