is brought to you
by the color
For those of you living in
snowy, white climates..
or waiting to see everything green up..
this post is for you..
though it may be only a virtual reality for you...
it is very real and I wanted to share it with you..
sweet souls ..
starved for the greening of land..
and those of you
who find the color green
we live in a forest..
the only home on our street..
and we never tire of the tall pines and live oaks..
Spring is gardening season here..
while summer is your season to plant and grow..
our season is finished by June..
I have been spending less studio time
and more time outside..
and nurturing and pruning the old..
planting the new..
the never ending work of the gardener..
I planted lavender this year..
if it lives through our hot and WET
I will be very grateful..
are new this year too..
I am hoping they survive as well..
they will make it through the winter..
but the summer might be too wet..
I bravely try new plants..
hoping to find things..
That want to live where
Mother Nature has such temperamental mood swings
of hot and cold..
tropicals all died the first year..
and by the third year
I had gardening fatigue..
but there are few things
more lovely than seeing what you plant
survive and thrive..
and flower and bloom..
I believe that the garden
remembers the gardener..
long after she is gone..
hopefully I have brought you a
slightly sunny post..
a little beauty break
for the soul..