When times are troubling and uncertain in our personal lives, when we feel the rug pulled out from under us, let the garden and nature beckon, to help anchor our spiritual foundations. Regardless of the cause of our difficult times – catastrophic illness or accident, upset or fracture in an important relationship, the loss of a job, whether to ourselves or a loved one, our connection to nature and ongoing creation provides respite and perspective.

Anne Frank may have said it best, “The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely, or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As long as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow…And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.”