Now that the fires are under control and heat has abated, a peace has permeated the garden.
The stress for the plants is less and they seem to breathe out and relax.
The garden spirits are back at their daily work, rather than trying to sustain the plants in difficult times.
The mornings are cool; there is even a breeze from the ocean.
Listening into the silences between the leaves and hearing the plants talk to me is possible.
I can hear the voices of garden spirits whisper, giggle, and sigh.
The peace reaches into all aspects of garden life.
I feel I can talk to my plants in admiration and love for their beauty.
They love to hear these things and flourish.
We are all ready for the fall to overtake us and fill the garden with a new kind of life.