not many books can verbalize and visualize what elizabeth murray captured in 'cultivating sacred space, gardening for the soul'. it lives up to its title and never lets you go. she takes you on a journey of all four seasons, showing the beauty within each one without letting anyone down. she brings in the spiritual wonder as each season approaches and makes one realize the beauty it has to offer.
even if you are not a gardener, it will open your eyes to the wonders of nature. how precious a moment in time can be. it gives you ideas of what one can do with one's own space to create harmony and peace. she shares moments within her own life that makes a garden so special and will motivate you about the spaces surround you. it's nature the way god intended, to be appreciated, loved, and nurtured. it inspires anyone who reads it.
winter season is a time to appreciate and reflect when the ground rests, finding strength within hard scape of each garden, with full color reproductions of painting that expand the experience. it's a time to dream.
as spring approaches and the warmth of the sun starts to warm the ground, it's time to imagine what the garden will be like. to start planning the space and getting the space ready. it' a magical time when life starts to sprout up, as the gardner plans what each space will be, teaching us the eastern philosophy, using ornamental pieces such as gates to add to our gardens.
summer, elizabeth brings us into her twelve sacred spaces from all over the world. how we can rejoice within our own gardens and appreciate that time of year.
the last is fall, a time to reap what has been sowed. to put our gardens to rest, to enjoy each moments we have until the first freeze.. a time to celebrate what we have cultivated... a time to share like she did with her wedding pictures.
this is a book that will nurture your soul, replenish your spirit, and renew your outlook on nature. a true gem..