I love discovering new and unique things in the gardens. An insect viewed from a different perspective or a non-traditional flower.
Winter offers an entirely new perspective challenge. Void of the rainbow of colors and abundance of life found in other seasons, winter’s gifts must be sought out.
I wait for the cold to envelope the land and snow and ice to fall.
When warming air collides with subfreezing temperatures, magic happens.
An alternate view of the world can be found at
Tootlepedal’s Blog A look at life in the borders.
Across a vast ocean he too looks for unique and unusual. Take a moment to take a bike ride with him
via his post Slow Progress
The garden has become familiar.
I know it’s rock walls, the plants who have made it their home.
I’ve shared it’s life, death and rebirth cycles.
Today I walked beyond it’s boundaries and this is what I saw…
A local CSA, Terra Fauna, had planted a plot of Indian corn. Neighbors respect one another and the corn is waiting to be harvested.
Further down the road is the sheep farm. Lambs born this past February and March reach out for freshly cut hay.
Across the street, next to the homestead,
a cow rests in the barn.
Scattered around the property are remnants of farm implements.
Continuing on I pass the silos of a dairy farm. They and the milk tank are all that remain of a once vibrant local industry.
As I make the turn onto Hillside I look back upon the dairy farm
and pass homes decorated for Halloween.
My last turn onto Valley View brings my home into view. Once again I will work in the gardens and continue to co-create with Gaia.
At first he was unseen. Blending in with berries and leaves. But as the lens came into focus so did he.
Yes it is Monday, and yes the wedding is over. Because daily activities filled most moments and any free time was saturated with emotions sitting in a quiet place trying to reflect was quite Impossible for me. The count-down will continue so I hope you stop by to see the progress.
Let the decorating begin!
Ribbons Adorn the wall
New lights have been added
Chairs and tables are being delivered
Outdoor vignettes are popping up
And bridal colors begin to show
And so it begins
A miniscule sphere harboring new life
Emerging as a creature from a nightmare
Growing into a character in a children’s dream
Ever so slowly shedding greens and yellows encasing its soft body in an armor of crusty brown
To one day emerge into a creature which we embrace as a symbol of what we can attain
It does not happen in a blink of an eye, it does not happen over night
Days, weeks months in a life that exists for but a short period of time
Once its insatiable appetite for parsley, dill or carrot greens has been quelled it will travel long distances to find a place to rest as it transforms into a creature no longer shackled to the earth
We too have the capacity to transform but only after many years of feeding our own voracious appetite for that which we are drawn to
Look to the sky to see them glide on an invisible current and know we too can unshackle ourselves from that which keeps us from soaring ever higher