digging for spring

27 Aug

There is something so satisfying about getting your hands dirty.  Digging into the earth and planting life to grow.

Spring is on our doorstep and it is time to start new growth and plan for future harvests.  All around us new fresh life is starting to burst out, pale green and perfectly formed.  Flowers are starting their show and the air feels like it is getting ready..

Today has been about the spring cleaning.  Clearing away the winter weeds and preparing the ground for a fresh season.  Tonight is about the ideas, planning the next crop and the next blooms, so many things we could grow.  And then tomorrow…  Tomorrow is the first round of planting.  Such wonderful anticipation..

You spend the day out in the world, the sun (not too hot yet) overlooking your efforts and the breeze cooling you down.  You dig your hands into the earth, like a child shaping their landscape.  The smell is green and alive and intoxicating.

Whatever you plant, seed or seedling, will be growing and changing in front of your eyes for weeks and months ahead.  You are a part of life.  No matter the other mundanities that tug at you day to day, you are life and growth and change.

I’m looking forward to tomorrow.  And I am so pleased that spring is here and the cycle begins again.  I cannot wait for the next harvest and the beautiful feasts from my own grown crops.

      

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One Response to “digging for spring”

  1. Rosamund Mortimore August 28, 2011 at 11:22 am #

    How delightful – enjoy this lovely day!

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