My garden needs to awaken from its long winter’s nap. The weather here has turned the corner finally, and my energies need to move outside to planting vegetables. Everything out here is suffering from neglect. But I am choosing to zone in on the garden, and not get distracted by the zillion other jobs calling to me.
Before I could bear the thought of digging in the dirt, I needed a place to sit outside. For me it is important to get a plan, to survey the damages, to get a vision for what the possibilities are.
Here is my mid morning tea time at my bistro table with my gardening planting guide and my seed packets.
This year I will grow more tomatoes, a couple zucchini hills, cucumbers, lots of bush beans and greens. We love eating all these things.
If you are going to follow my blog you need to understand that my creative time is seasonal. I am not always sitting at my rug hooking frame designing patterns and dyeing wool. I need the change, the creative variety. And the rhythm of gardening has been part of my life since childhood. I look forward to having this connection with nature. I once heard someone refer to their life as how many gardens they have grown and how many gardens they have left to grow. What an interesting way to see one’s life!
I want to make sure that every year I grow a garden. For me, planting seeds is mysterious and magical. It never fails to bring out my child-like spirit, as twenty times a day I stoop close to the soil looking for each tiny sprout.
Enjoy the simple pleasures today ~ Karen