Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Garden Gate

 . . . . is it an entrance to a secret garden?
 . . . . the alley entrance to the backyard? 
 . . . . the vegetable garden?
 . . . . or a private garden for meditation?





for me it is . . . . a song:


In the Garden
by C. Austin Miles

I come to the garden alone,
While the dew is still on the roses;
And the voice I hear, falling on my ear,
The Son of God discloses.

Refrain:
And He walks with me,
and He talks with me,
And He tells me I am His own;
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known.
Copyright 1912, 1940

This is for Sunday Sketches.  See the other participants entries at BlueChairDiary.  Thanks!

18 comments:

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

That's one of my mom's favorite songs :)
Great sketch!

Joni Nickrent said...

Wonderful sketch! Reminds me of the gate we had in our backyard growing up! Happy Sunday Sketches! POP ART MINIS

Christine said...

love your garden gate and all the questions it brings!

Missy said...

Lovely post!Great drawing!

laurie said...

thats just so lovely,, perfect!

Catherine... said...

Simply lovely...

Sophia said...

Lovely and enchanting, Linda. I'll take the Secret Garden. LOVE that book. Hope you are well. Hugs! :)

mariasangel said...

thank you for stopping by my blog! funny because i've had your blog open since this morning waiting for me to come back to the computer to comment on it! love your gate sketch and the lyrics--i love that the gate retains the detail and the rest of the fence is just implied--great job!

Jenny said...

nice. i've always loved that songs. probably from growing up in a small country church :)

Kate said...

I love gates, the seem to be openings into another world. Yours is very nice.

Heather said...

great line work! I love the scroll at the top of the gate, too! have a great week! :)

storybeader said...

great looking gate! A little like our cast-iron, what we have on one side of our property... {:-D

Melisa said...

A lovely sketch for a lovely old song!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Love the garden gate sketch and poem ~ new to Sketch sunday ~ will post next Sunday ~ thanks ~ Carol

JKW said...

Beautiful. Brings back my grandmother, she raised me my first 5 years. I know this song by heart. Thank you. Blessings, Janet

Melody said...

Charming :)

Saffron Road said...

That is one of my favorite songs too! I would like to walk through that gate and into my very own veggie garden...Thanks for the thoughts that has caused my breathing to become sslloowww...

Splendid Little Stars said...

lovely sketch and song. I don't know that one. makes me think how we are gardens that God lovingly tends.