Report From PIA – October 29
I was sorting through photos of gardens today, and those that featured structures caught my attention. Arches, arbors, huts and pergolas, all of these called to me.
Such structures are important in the landscape because they provide a framework for the plants. They are the constructions that give interest in all four seasons; these are what we call the bones of the garden.
Beyond garden design, I think that these structures call to us because they symbolize shelter.
Life is tough, complex and multi-layered. We all need places of refuge and protection. Sometimes that sanctuary comes from our faith, our friends and families or even something as familiar as our surroundings.
Tonight, I’m grateful for the people and places that cover me, and I’m praying that those who are in need of shelter may find their safe haven.