What a pleasant group, perfect setting and valued opportunity it was!
Thank you, Tom, for sharing your precious weekend with us.
Thanks for opening our hearts to garden, spiritual and personal insights.
We listened to the sound of your voice reading from Oliver, Berry and Collins:
poetry of nature, the sacred, and the ordinary.
We experienced your garden's spiritual symbols and design elements.
We learned to pay attention, to slow down, to follow our own metaphors.
Finally, we shared a most personal journey to the Grand Canyon
and this mother was deeply touched and forever changed.
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Tom seems to be reminding us to "pay attention"
Tom's recommended reading:

Mary Oliver: New and Selected Poems
Wendell Berry: A Timbered Choir
Billy Collins: Sailing Alone Around the Room
Matthew Fox: Original Blessing
Thomas Berry, Ecologian
Haiku translations by R. H. Blyth
Lynda Sexton: Ordinarily Sacred
Black Elk: The Sacred Pipe
Julie Messervy: The Inward Garden
Beds and Borders (available on the Internet)
Stephen Mitchell: The Story of Job
Tom's pond
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Gardener Tom
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Garden Tour
"the spiritual is really about our everyday life" ...Tom
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Pocketful of Poems
Making Plans
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Spring Madness
Garden Metaphors
Crossings Retreat
Garden Ideas
Passion on the Porch
Luncheon Date
Liz Carpenter
Walk in the Park
Wildlife
Garden Hour
Wildflower Evening
Divine Portals
Totems & Vessels
Butterflies
Birdhouses
Flower Stars
Longing for Lilacs
Earth Healing
64 Things at 64
Umlauf Garden
Spirit of the Garden
Taniguchi Garden
Healing Garden
Spirit of Place
Garden Refuge
Living Strong
Son on the Move
Spirituality & Nature
Family Rosary
Conversation
Soul Point
Month of Sorrows
Forever Friends
Small World
[Poets are] men stepping on clouds, snaring a world of beauty from the trees and sky, half wild,
half human.
Dylan Thomas
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