Saturday, February 16, 2008


Those words come from a poem that goes like this:

"There is nothing I can give you which you have not;
But there is much that, while I cannot give, you can take.
No heaven can come to us unless our hearts find rest in it today.
Take Heaven.
No peace lies in the future which is not hidden in this present instant.
Take Peace.
The gloom of the world is but a shadow; behind it, yet within our reach, is joy.
Take Joy." ~ --Fra Giovanni, A.D. 1513

I first heard the words "Take Joy" from Tasha Tudor... she is an amazing lady, author, illustrator, gardener who lives in Vermont and has chosen to live her life as if she were living in the early 1800's. Her life has fascinated & intrigued me for years now. I've found much inspiration in reading little tid bits about her since she has mostly been a private person. The little information that I have learned about her has endeared her to me and her way of life. Here are some photos I wanted to share from a 1992 Victoria article...

I read on her website they do tours of her gardens! Well, maybe one of these days...:)

May you always find a way to "TAKE JOY" in your life, every day! Thank you for stopping in today!!

1 comment:

  1. Does anyone know if she had a horse? I have a friend who work with her near the end, but I haven't been able to contact my friend.