My heart is with Nepal, with Baltimore, and the Supreme Court today.
Good Monday morn’! We breezed through the weekend, and here’s what I know:
Weeds are getting away from me
Mulching is not allowed
FOR WE HAVE A SNAKE PROBLEM
Please send help*
*ideas for fighting weeds or sweet thoughts for the weed/snake fighter 🙂
Don’t the Daffodils look chatty? They were planted by A’s grandmother years ago, and they always make me smile. Hope you have happy weekend plans. We are out and about a little more than usual with a birthday party tonight and dinner out tomorrow with out-of-town friends. Next week is going to be busy for me, so I hope to have my hands in dirt this weekend more than not! xo
How spring keeps coming.
How, as a novice planter, I accidentally timed the garden so every blue flower in existence appeared at the same time. And none else.
How there is still beauty in monochrome.
And in mistakes.
How the seasons teach impermanence.
And everything is but a blip. (Cue the hoorays and confetti!)
We huddle over grape bulbs
Enjoying a morning ritual of coffee and hugs
Spring colors get in our eyes
I put it in the ground and deeply sighed.
It will blossom next to the lilacs that had me so utterly charmed last spring.
This garden has a spell on me;
it is part of my unconscious dreams, and occupies waking thoughts.
It has become a teacher and I am thrilled to learn.
It is a part of my life that feels like a bright new beginning.
There are good vibes in soil.
One works hard, and is compensated so handsomely.
It is slow and long. But never arduous. It is a work of love.
There are lessons here that I hope will help me fix areas of my life
that are decidedly stuck to getting un-stuck.
This was the thought ringing in my head on a Sunday.
The next day, I heard Yo-Yo Ma speak.
He used gardening as a metaphor for living with intention.
I thought, yes! Yo-Yo! yes!
He articulated effortlessly the rough thoughts in my head.
What it is to feel known in the universe.
To feel connected to a beautiful human soul.
The Sarah Bernhardt peony bush will bloom in May.
It is a gorgeous time in life to till the earth.