A photo blog connecting life and the natural world in and beyond the garden.
Harvesting fresh herbs and vegetables from the garden and creating amazing culinary dishes has become a daily event in our home.
It began with the radishes and mescaline
And had now encompassed snow peas, cauliflower and string beans.
Soon the heirloom tomatoes will be bursting with flavor and peppers will be stuffed with cream and mozzarella cheese.
Container gardens adorn the back deck some filled with parsley, rosemary red leaf lettuce and violas!
My dream is to double the size of the garden next year but alas, until work hours are eliminated an expansion of two or three feet will have to suffice!
As I was scrolling down my Facebook page a post caught my attention
So I clicked on it and began reading. The last series of maps in the article took my breath away. IF we do not change our current path our grandchildren will see economic collapse and their grandchildren who live in the eastern part of the United States will not be able to live outside for over a third of the year. In less than 200 years we will have created a future that science fiction writers have envisioned.
Another compelling chart from the report is the one below, which shows the number of days per year when the heat and humidity are too high for humans to be safely outside.
I am a future thinker, the N in the Myers-Briggs personality assessment. I may exist in the present but all my efforts are created for the future. Present time thinkers or the S, find it difficult to wrap their minds around the sadness I feel when I walk through the gardens. I know nothing is permanent. Perhaps this is why I have a strong desire to share the beauty and serenity that is the garden. We protect what we know and love Let us encourage everyone we know to go out and create their own connection to their Mother Earth.
As I walk through the gardens in the morning I wonder how to best share its transformation.
Just a few months ago the Dreamer was blanketed by snow and paths were non-existent.
Color now abounds,
birds sing and “creatures great and small” share this sacred space.
In this heaven on earth, earth is the focus today. We are not corporeal creatures floating peacefully in some nether region. We are tied to this world into which we were born. We need sustenance to live and grow. To interrupt the cycle of life is to play God.
The beauty of creation was the focus of my last post. Today we see the reality of sustaining life. We do not eat most of our food alive. It is killed, cleaned and packed. Other creatures do not have this luxury. This chance encounter has put into perspective the reality of the cycle of life for me.