As much as I love the flora of a garden, the fauna is why I plant. The creatures of Gaia’s world are welcomed, no, encouraged to jump the garden-gate and enjoy the fruits of labor. Some I have planted, some they have shared. If I find there is something they like that I also cherish, I have learned to give it up and plant something we can both enjoy.
Each month someone new emerges or enters. The diversity of color, shape and purpose is mesmerizing.
RESOLution – resolve “firm determination to do something”
reSOLUTION – solution “the act of solving or explaining a problem”
I’ve never been one to make a resolution. I’ve always believed if one wants to change an aspect of their life you do it whatever day or time it is. Something I resolved to do on a long past day and time was to appreciate the world around me.
Those I love
And the those I fear
The smallest of creatures
The tallest of buildings
Each day presents me with a gift
I only need a moment of time to find it
a series of photographs of ice crystals on the stream behind our home
There is a beauty and tranquility that gardeners aspire to create in their garden spaces.
What we sometimes seem to forget is that before we began to move’ dig or change the landscape there were creatures who inhabited the space before us.
In order to create a space rich in energy and in balance with our Mother,
We must honor those who live near and beneath our feet.
I have come to understand these creatures and do not seek to harm them in any way.
First and foremost it’s important to know these amazing reptiles, amphibians and insects are not poisonous, they do not seek me out to harm me.
Instead we have a symbiotic relationship.
I create garden spaces and they take care of things that seek to harm it.
For those who garden in areas where creatures live that may do the gardener harm, care is of utmost importance. But if like myself you are fortunate to live in an area free of harm, enjoy and honor those who share your garden space!