Thursday, November 18, 2010


WELCOME!  This is my debut as a blogger.

I have been feeling increasingly inspired to start my own blog, so I can share my garden and, hopefully, give as much pleasure to those who happen to stumble upon it, as I've had from the wealth of gardening blogs I've visited over the past several months.

Hi! I'm Toby. Welcome to my garden.

I have not sat down and formulated how I intend to present this blog.  As with my garden, which has evolved largely from intuition, I'll allow this foray into the blogging world to find its own meandering path.   

As my blog name suggests, I'm learning to drift along with the flow of life.  I hope you'll join me on my ramblings, as I'm sure we'll be bound to find some delightfully simple pleasures with which to enrich our souls.  In short, our ability to follow William Blake's injunction to, "See a world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wild flower." 

I am also of the assurance that there is no better time for us to be reminded of those wise words spoken by Albert Schweitzer, namely that, "In the hope of reaching the moon, men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet."  

It shouldn't matter whether or not we own large gardens or very tiny balconies.  We are all capable of owning a pot plant or two and nurturing it, or putting out some crumbs or seeds to attract a bird to our little space.  The pleasure derived from these simple actions can help to sustain and nurture us through the trials of every day life if we allow them to.

I'll conclude my very first post with these words by Hans Christian Anderson:

"Just living is not enough.  One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."  

Toby says, "HAVE A GREAT DAY!"



  1. Thank you so much for all your kind words you have been leaving in your comments. Your blog is beautiful, go to the design part at the top, and click on add gadget, and then add the follower gadget to your blog sidebar. Keep blogging, stay sweet, Gina

  2. What a lovely surprise to have you visit my blog, Gina! Thank you for your suggestion re adding the follower gadget :) I clearly have so much to learn. Thank you, also, for your encouragement - very much appreciated! I absolutely LOVE your blog - you have been a huge inspiration to me!

  3. I'm looking forward to following your blog and learning about gardening in your part of the world. Toby is so cute!

  4. Welcome, Catherine! Thank you so much for visiting :)

  5. Hello Desiree, I love to go back to peoples' blog beginnings and work through them.
    This is just a little drop-by to let you know I appreciate your thoughts and views on life in general via your delightful blog.


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