Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Timeless Quote

“May I a small house and a large garden

And a few friends,
and many books,
Both true,
Both wise and both
Delightful too!”

~ Abraham Cowley

I can't remember where I came across this delightful quote. But I love it. It totally describes how I feel about my life at this moment in time.

I'd never heard of Abraham Cowley so I had to do some research. Learn more about him here. I should not have been surprised to find that he was English. Will need to add this to my list of All Things English.

A photo from my garden that grows much more happiness than vegetables....:

We grew enough turnips for an army this year. Considering the lovely yellow flowers currently gracing our garden, we couldn't pick them nearly fast enough. Oh well, I'm loving the yellow and the flowers.


  1. How did I miss this great post with that wonderful quote and the great photo of the turnip flowers? My Dad had his best bunch of turnips and rutabagas this year and he too has those pretty yellow flowers right now! (He said they did the best ever.) Have you tried to grow rutabagas?, he grows them right beside his turnips...they are wonderful boiled or roasted.
    And Audrey, you do cook the turnip greens, don't you? They are so good for you, but collard greens are my favorite!
    Love your "all things English"!

  2. We have not tried to grow rutabagas yet. This was my first winter garden. I'm sure I'll try them next year. We use both in soups. I'm glad you mentioned the turnip greens because we have NOT done that yet....will have to mention it to Alain. This was my first attempt at growing turnips so I have nothing to compare but it seems that they grew really well!


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