Sadhvi Sez: The Beauty and Pure Joy of Flowers


I don’t watch TV.  I just don’t have the time.  Sorry Oprah!  Sorry Dr. Oz!  I realize I am in the minority, and to tell you the truth, that is where I have felt the most comfortable my whole life.  Under the wire, so to say.  I don’t go to the gym.  I don’t go shopping and I don’t belong to many clubs.  Really, I am not that social and am somewhat of a hermit when I am not working.

I would even say that I need a lot of down time these days in order to survive and stay somewhat sane in a world that I find increasingly fast and intense.


I am a big fan of all the flowers that open in my garden.  That wonderful progression starts in late winter, and doesn’t stop until late fall.  And to think that leaving Cleveland, Ohio back in 1976 made this all possible!


It’s funny, but I’ve planted things only to find them in completely different places the next year.  Like the hundred or so larkspur’s coming up in a corner completely different from where they were originally planted; and they were originally maybe a couple of dozen from a seed pack!  Oh I know, those are from the many seeds that were blown there in a strong wind.  But I find that magical!

Then there’s the 3 butterfly bushes which have now multiplied into a dozen thriving plants in different parts of the yard!  It’s like: “Where did those come from?”

I like to let the garden do what it wants, because it simply thrills me to know that I am not in charge!  And it really feels like it has a life by itself, and will continue long after I am gone.


These are the pictures of what I saw this morning.  I hope you are finding beauty and joy in the flowers and fragrances that you see in your world.












About Sadhvi

Sadhvi's trying to find the balance in life over 50 without having any surgery, taking any pills, or killing anyone. She doesn't want to look or feel the way she felt when she was 20 or 30. Trusting that everything is really OK unless you think about it helps her make it through each day. Also realizing that nothing can be done, and, that nothing matters really helps. Gardening (and weeding), poppies and flowers, painting on things, baking, and sharing on Oops50 helps to make it all right too.

12 thoughts on “Sadhvi Sez: The Beauty and Pure Joy of Flowers

  1. Hey Sal,
    Thanks for your comment…having beautiful flowers and a nice little camera makes it all so easy. And yes, so glad your friend liked the cool custom Swiss dog collar that sakshi made for her dog. They are so regal and beautifully made…hey, maybe I should let Oprah or Obama know about them so Sakshi can start a little Swiss company here in the States with friends helping him make them???
    What do you think?

  2. Hi Va, Thanks for your comment. And in all honesty, I must tell you that I follow the planting guide of a german woman named Maria Thun. And pretty much don’t plant unless it is time. And we have rabbits which make great manure, and chickens, which also make a good compost after about 6 months….so, I do give the seeds which make the plants what they want to be the best they can be. Hmmm, maybe I would have made a good mother!!! Well, it’s too late now…so my flowers will be my children and they will blossom into beautiful beings.

  3. Helen, the poppies that you gave me have opened…and about 5 others types. Take some picx of when they open. This year everything seems to be blooming exceptionally well…could it be the radioactivity in the rain? Ok, that is not funny!

  4. Hey Pam, I read something that Osho said recently:
    Nothing can be done. And nothing matters.
    For me, a great burden was lifted when I read that.
    Really, I have a feeling that nothing is in my hands.
    Love to you and Bobbie!

  5. The beauty you have in your flowers and garden reflect the soul of a beautiful woman – you! Hey, wanted to let you know my friend just loves the collar Sakshi made for her dog – Andy. That collar is better made and much cheaper than the ones at the Calif. doggie boutiques. Thanks for the ad I found on your site.

  6. I share your thrill at blossoms and can’t wait to see what the poppy seeds you gave me will be! When friends see all the 4ft poppies in bloom in my garden, all they can say is WOW! and like you said, it’s nice that they decide where they want to grow.

  7. Sadhvi–How beautiful your flowers are. You must have very rich, nurturing soil much like yourself. Our soil is so poor–I can’t believe how much mulch we have put on it since we built and compost as fast as I can make it. You are my flower model.

  8. Thanks for sharing the photos of your flowers! And of Bello, too. You always have the most amazing garden. And we have benefited so much from you wisdom as well as the seeds you have shared with us. And I needed that reminder that we are not in charge – of the garden, the weather, the world… Many blessings.

  9. Thanks for sharing the photos of your lovely garden…I would stay out there all day too. lol

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