When All Is New Again

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything.” ~William Shakespeare

The garden in April is both young and old. New friends appear…

Old friends are reborn.

The season was never over. It was just waiting for us to find it again.

From cold ground covered in earth and leaves, springs forth our long-lost friends looking new and refreshed; ready to write another season –

another chapter in our garden’s journey.

“Age is opportunity no less,
Than youth itself, though in another dress.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Gracie is finding a second chapter, too. At 10, she was found stray and sent to a local shelter. Her owner was contacted, but never bothered to reclaim her – as if this beautiful life was done.

Not done – just waiting to be found again by a lucky someone who will recognize that under this sugar face is a young and loving heart.

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” – Seneca

Gracie’s new beginning starts now – in April – when all is new again.

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I am a nascent gardener, rescuer, and photographer, chronicling the journey of the dogs at Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary near Sacramento, CA - and the Memorial Garden we have devoted to them.

11 thoughts on “When All Is New Again”

  1. Gracie is beautiful! How could they not bring her home? She is in the best place she can be. Some lucky person will find her and take her home I’m sure. The garden is beautiful.

  2. Gracie’s expression communicates a delicious surprise accompanied by gratitude and joy on finding herself in such a beautiful garden with loving humans!

  3. My human mommy got a new computer monitor. Is it possible that your photos and the lovely garden are even more beautiful than before? And Gracie is the loveliest sight of all . . . ready to bloom in a new loving home.

  4. My goodness, so many sweet dogs pass through your door (and garden). I hope she finds the love she deserves soon. Your garden is as amazing as always, but what stopped me in my tracks today is that sweet little frog nesting under the yellow rose petals. Be still my heart! Great camera work.

    1. We’re working on Ms. Gracie. She’s too adorable to pass up! And I love my little froggie friends who SO enjoy the morning dew that collects in the petals. They are back sooner this year with all the rains. 🙂

      1. I miss seeing frogs in my environment. it’s been years and years. San Jose is arid, but when I lived in Millbrae they were more common. Ah, this rain. What a gift.

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