It is that time of year when one can be swept away with the work
that goes along with rapid growth.
Planting, watering, weeding, mowing, trimming...
there's enough to do to fill each and every day.
It takes a commitment to making oneself slow down a little each day...
to stop and smell the roses along the way.
And although the work pays off...
with beautiful gardens and lawns...
the price can be exhaustion, if one's not careful.
I am being intentional about taking time to play each day...
to sit and swing,
to watch the clouds,
to spend time with my animals,
I swear - as I sit in my garden soaking in the energy of growth -
I can see the plants growing before my eyes!
(And the weeds as well... but we'll just ignore them right now...
Do you remember? At the beginning of the week I showed you the video of
my vegetable garden...
the lima beans had just germinated and their shoots had just broken the
surface of the ground.
Three days later that shoot has three leaves.
How wondrous is that!
It always amazes me how a tiny seed can produce a shoot that then
grows into a massive plant.
It's nothing short of miraculous...
and it's happening all around us right now.
Spring gives us a chance to fall in love all over again...
to be overcome by the rapture of nature.
We've had the perfect conditions for fruit-growing this year:
no late frost, plenty of rain and sunshine.
The blueberry plants are loaded with blossoms...
as are the strawberries...
and the blackberries.
The grape vines already have clusters of tiny grapes.
And to think that just a few short weeks ago it snowed.
It seems to me that so many people are searching for magic and inspiration in their lives.
Perhaps they have forgotten to look outside their windows.
There's magic happening all over the place!
And if that's not enough...
there's always ducklings!
Happy Friday, friends.
It's Memorial Day weekend already.
To me, Memorial Day signifies the start of summer.
We'll be heading to the city for a large riverfront Arts Fest,
then spending the rest of the weekend here on the farm
soaking up nature.
We'll be back on Monday to share a little of it with YOU.
Enjoy your festival!
Hard work and then sit back . . .
Look and enjoy . . .
Worth it, for me . . .