sweet seasons on my mind


I’ve been up in the trees
pruning,  p—-r—-u—-n—-i—-n—-g,  prooooooooo – ning
and I won’t bore you with how sore I am
and tired
and I’ve let too much time slip by
without even a word to you
and we can’t have that
because I miss you too hard

So let me just stick my head in the  door
and hand you these flowers I plucked quick
while no one was looking
(at least I think no one saw….there are plenty
enough and they won’t miss these few)
and tell you how much big honking hope I have
heaped up in my heart
for you


because can I just say that your song is a beauty,
unique and priceless,
and we need it,
so drop on down past the breakers
into the deep still waters inside
waiting there beneath the waves
like a secret garden
that opens to let you in safe from the noise.

Your song burns bright in there
and you’re safe to sing
and it’s rest and peace to your soul.

Yep,  there is a secret garden inside your heart
where you sing your truest songs.
I can hear yours and it’s gorgeous.

Sing a little louder if you want.



“Talkin’ bout sweet seasons on my mind
Sure does appeal to me
you know we can get there easily
just like a sailboat a-sailin’ on the sea”

-Carole King


  1. Barbara b on March 6, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Your posts just make me want to sing, Jennifer. Thanks for reminding me about my secret garden – and for those beautiful flowers!

  2. kathryn on March 6, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Love this:
    Yep, there is a secret garden inside your heart
    where you sing your truest songs.
    I can hear yours and it’s gorgeous.

    that is such an awesome image…so beautiful…along with those daffodils!!!

  3. rachel awes on March 6, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    hello up therrrrrrre!!!
    say hi to the tall branches for me!

  4. Elephant's Child on March 6, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Megathanks. Yesterday I succumbed (again) to garden porn and ordered many more spring bulbs to hopefully create some of the beauty you have given us today at home.

  5. Mary on March 6, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    I’m sore from cleaning my studio, I can only imagine how you feel!!
    Your photos are gorgeous…so crisp and clear…just like the way you see!


  6. jeanie on March 6, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Pruning is a fine thing — whether in the trees or in your space! As always, simply gorgeous photos and I’m so happy you have such lovey daffs!

  7. Nancy on March 6, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    You always bring us beauty of the heart kind as well as the eye kind….Love the banner and all the flowers….I can’t wait for spring to be in full force….

  8. Julia Bourque on March 6, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Your efforts will repay you with lush thick greens branches of delicate perfumed beauty when the new growth appears. A song of hope will plays in the warmer breeze that heralds the new emerging beauty to satisfy your cravings for your innermost true song that hides in your secret garden. Beauty with be plenty and everywhere to pick to your heart’s content.

  9. rainfield on March 6, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    I have a secret that is only known to me.

    I have another garden that is open to everybody in my website.

  10. Jan on March 7, 2013 at 1:11 am

    Your art work is beautiful as is the art by Mother Nature. Things are certainly coming back to life!

  11. Lindsay on March 7, 2013 at 2:35 am

    Goooorgeous! You are such a sweet soul with wonderful writings.
    It really touched my heart. 🙂

  12. Sue on March 7, 2013 at 5:57 am

    Beautiful words and beautiful photos, you tie the two together in a special way.

  13. Deborah on March 7, 2013 at 7:06 am

    I love how your words and images dance together.

  14. Barbara on March 7, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    This is so happy and joyful and welcoming. And i was humming Carole King the whole time, just from your post title. Didn’t you just love her? don’t you still? Happy almost spring!

  15. Susan on March 7, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    So happy to hear that you’ve been hanging out in the trees! and I’m really loving the flowers ~ thank you ever so much!

  16. Suzanne McRae on March 7, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Your words always like music to my ears. I loved reading how you are busy pruning trees. It makes me hopeful that spring is coming our way also. I must admit the last few evenings I have noticed at 6 pm it is still daylight, sure sign spring is not too far away. Thank you for taking me there on your beautiful blog post and photos. xo

  17. Sharon leaf on March 8, 2013 at 7:49 am

    I pruned my three rose bushes yesterday but all that came out of my mouth was “brrrrr!!!!” Now I shall sing.

  18. S. Etole on March 8, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    You sing the sweetest songs.
    Nothing says spring like the blooming of daffodils.

  19. Kathy on March 9, 2013 at 7:31 am

    As soon as I read your words “pruning” and climbing and picking flowers, I immediately thought of The Secret Garden…my favorite book growing up…and then you wrote those very words, Secret Garden. Aaaah. You have quite a way about you, Jennifer. Love to you, kathy

  20. Lynn Fisher on March 10, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Oh lovely!!! Thanks so much for your much needed view. We are still bare and grey here…covered in snow, yet it is melting…yah!!!!
    I heard a completely misinformed robin this morning. Poor thing.
    Still can’t get to the trees to prune anything but your photos give me hope.
    Have a lovely week friend!

  21. Naomi on March 10, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    These flowers are gorgeous, as are your words. Have a great week!

  22. Michele Bergh on March 11, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Taking a quick break to wander over and read your magical words. I so want to sing right now and, yet, I’d settle for more than a squeak coming out of my voice box. I’ve been sick for almost two weeks and not much end in site but thank you for being a breath of fresh air much needed for my lungs tonight.

  23. Relyn on March 14, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    That last daffodil picture thrills my heart.

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