Wednesday, June 01, 2011

it is time.



Oh, this garden. I cannot believe it is June! There are so many things still unplanted, so many trays of seedlings. So much to do, and it is so late. But even with the clock ticking there are moments when I forget the calendar and stare in awe at something just because it is blooming (that bloomed in late April last year). It is always amazing how perfect it all is. I work my butt off to make a sloppy looking pie or struggle with a drawing for hours (days) and the seeds just ... grow ... and bloom in vivid array and make food which nourishes and sustains us. Perfect.



So, I'm behind. Wisconsin is behind. The north is behind. Nature knew what to do though, and waited. So we are behind together. And I think we are ready.




So I hoe and water and plant and dig and crawl on the ground and kneel in the dirt and walk barefooted in the wet morning grass and talk to the chipmunk and whisper to tiny seedlings and sing as I walk past nervous mama birds sitting on blue eggs in perfect nests and feel the sun on my back.


We have just begun...

.

13 comments:

Stephanie said...

yes, yes, yes.
:)
'tis beginning!

:)
and xxoo
and ♥'s too.

Helena said...

Ah. This is beautiful, Denise. I love that you said, "So we are behind together." That made me sigh with just-right-ness.

And those eggs! Oh. My. Yum.

Thank you, and happy, happy summering!

Tara said...

the long wait is over ~ the partnership with the earth begins!

everything looks lush and healthy.

Monica said...

everything is so so beautiful denise!
and those gorgeous delicate eggs!

amanda {the habit of being} said...

i've been longing to discover a nest in our yard but alas, not this year. i hope you keep us updated with photos as the babes hatch!

angie said...

wow, gorgeous photos! Is that your garden entrance? How beautiful. I love those little robin's eggs...so sweet.

Debbie said...

The waiting makes the eventual beginning so much more beautiful. Glad to have shared it with you. xo

Shady Lady said...

It seems you had it right all along. Perhaps we should have waited, too. Although, it seems that our unseasonably cool weather is continuing this month.

Francesca said...

I love this post Denise.

denise said...

Thanks everyone. It is so nice to see everything growing finally.

Yes, that is our garden entrance! Our house sits right up on the road and homes are close together, so we planted a wall. It does shade things that could probably use more sun, but it makes the back feel like an enclosed little world, which is so nice. Those bushes should be in full bloom soon (orange blossom bushes!). I can't wait!!!

likeschocolate said...

Gorgeous! How blessed your are to have such a beautiful garden

likeschocolate said...

Gorgeous! How blessed your are to have such a beautiful garden

echolage said...

Pictures like this are why I secretly wish for a yard some day. I was happy to have a Spring that lasted into June. And now I am happy to have the summer heat.