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My Garden Visits

My Garden Visits by Victoria Kwasinski,Justin Matott

ISBN10: 1889191086
ISBN13: 978-1889191089
Author: Victoria Kwasinski,Justin Matott
Book title: My Garden Visits
Publisher: Clove Publications; First Edition edition (May 30, 1996)
Language: English
Category: New Age & Spirituality
Size PDF: 1518 kb
Size ePub: 1814 kb
Size Fb2: 1971 kb
Rating: 4.5/5
Votes: 674
Pages: 124 pages

My Garden Visits by Victoria Kwasinski,Justin Matott



This is the rare, originally self-published edition of the beloved inspirational My Garden Visits. All books will be signed by the author, making this edition one you will treasure for gifts and for yourself in your personal library.

Of all human creations a garden comes nearest to heaven. In Justin Matott's garden, sweet peas, larkspur, peppermint, peas, corn, tomatoes, and a hundred other sweetly scented and delicious things bloom and ripen daily miracles of earth's bounty.

One day in that garden a very special miracle occurred. Justin felt the loving presence of his mother, who had left this earth five years before. Why had she come? What could her invisible yet palpable presence mean? As he sowed, weeded, and harvested, he listened to his visitor's silent communications and felt the movement of change and growth within himself. In the forget-me-not, he was reminded of the precious uniqueness of his mother and every other part of creation. Along with crocuses and daffodils, memories of childhoo

Reviews

GEL
Excellent book....this one is a keeper in my library! The book takes me back to my childhood walks with my grandma through her own garden.

Haal
This book was not meant to be devoured in a single, can't-put-it-down reading marathon.
Rather, each chapter should be meticulously tended to and savored, just as its author
meticulously tended his garden and savored each visit from the spiritual presence of his
deceased mother.<P?

Justin Matott has an incredible ability to reap life lessons from the seeds sown in his garden. "With the `weeds' to draw us closer to the important aspects of life, as they do in the garden," he writes, "the things that we cannot observe from an upright view cannot come into clear focus . . . Weeds that are lopped off but not pulled have a way of creeping back into everyday life to tarnish self-esteem or blur the focus on what is, in fact, important."

To make this book complete, the stunning watercolor illustrations by artist Victoria
Kwasinski add the perfect visuals to Matott's descriptive prose.

My Garden Visits honors mothers everywhere and offers a reminder that those who are dear to us are often close in spirit, even when they are physically far away. This is truly a beautiful book.

Rrd
Many people favor gardening as a form of recreation; for others, the opportunity to commune with nature imparts to gardening an almost meditative character. For the author, a third dimension makes an even bigger impact in an unexpected series of visitations from his late, beloved mother, at times just seeking his companionship, and at others bearing specific messages from God to be more attentive to his family and form a closer bond with his father. This is a risky mix that might turn maudlin, or worse, in lesser skilled hands. Fortunately, Matott is more than up to the challenge, and the resulting portrait of his mother adroitly mixes amateur horticulture with personal memories in a "garden" made almost palpable by Victoria Kwasinski's lilting watercolor illustrations.

Molace
Many people favor gardening as a form of recreation; for others, the opportunity to commune with nature imparts to gardening an almost meditative character. For the author, a third dimension makes an even bigger impact in an unexpected series of visitations from his late, beloved mother, at times just seeking his companionship, and at others bearing specific messages from God to be more attentive to his family and form a closer bond with his father. This is a risky mix that might turn maudlin, or worse, in lesser skilled hands. Fortunately, Matott is more than up to the challenge, and the resulting portrait of his mother adroitly mixes amateur horticulture with personal memories in a "garden" made almost palpable by Victoria Kwasinski's lilting watercolor illustrations.

Ballazan
In My Garden Visits, author Justin Matott masterfully intertwines the magic of being a child with the experience of adulthood.
In his parent's garden, Justin learned to love and to laugh. In his own, many years later, he learned to listen. And listen he did as his mother's soft vioce transcended reality to whisper in his ear.

"My mother would often observe me from her kitchen window as she went about preparing one of her magnificent gourmet dinners. I remember that I would pretend not to notice that she was watching me and I would show off to entertain her."

This heartfelt journey takes the reader to a place deep in the soul where the garden is always blooming, and a mother's love is never far. To plant a garden is to believe in miracles...to read My Garden Visits is to experience them first hand.

A beautiful book with exquisite drawings...I would not hesitate to recommend it.

Iphonedivorced
This book is a real treasure! It is one of my favorites that I have read several times. I could really relate to the author's story. While reading I found that we had similar experiences but for me it was with my father. It made me reflect on my memories with him. I am grateful the author shared his experiences...I love that each chapter begins with a watercolor illustration of a flower with both the botanical and common name and a brief description of this flower...The author is a great storyteller and his book is positive and full of good energy. I found his words comforting: "Love is Eternal"....

Shadowredeemer
I'll never forget the day I went to buy the book. I went to the bookstore and went to the section it was located in. After looking for a few minutes, I looked down in front of me and there it was....I was so entranced by the beauty of the book and I could'nt wait to start reading it. That night I sat down to glimpse at the book and never moved until I had read the entire book. This book truly touched my heart making me laugh and cry and I have not stopped thinking about it. The best part of reading the book is the part you take with you and keep in your heart. A story you will never forget.....

This is a rich complex book. Full of wisdom, memories and gardening lore that even a non-gardener will love. I read this book in one sitting, twice. I have since purchased multiple copies for friends and family that will benefit as I did from the simple yet complexly written life lessons. I eagerly anticipate this authors future work, the writing in a unique, understated style. The visual aspect of this book alone will draw you into the pages and comfort you in so many ways.


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