Immerse yourself in the energy of what you desire.
~ Hiro Boga
When I returned from my trip, I found the crocuses blooming. This is my first full spring at the Wabi-Sabi Ranch, and I have no idea what I might find. The crocuses are out near the greenhouse and the sagging pergola. From what I found last summer, I guessed that Mrs. B might have had a flower garden out that way, but it was hard to be sure if it was more than a few daylilies, irises, a yucca, and an overgrown rosebush.
One of the things I would like to cultivate this year is a passion for gardening. Can you grow a passion? I don’t know for sure, but I think it’s possible. I think if you approach something with an open mind, love, and desire, it could happen. I have gardened in the past, but not with much in the way of passion. Or desire either, other than for the fruits (or vegetables) of that gardening.
We acquired rosebushes with the Wabi-Sabi Ranch. I have never had roses before, and don’t know what to do with them. I spent a little time watching videos on YouTube in order to learn how to prune them. My rosebushes do not look like the rosebushes on the videos. It’s not the type of rose that presents the differences. I don’t think the W-S Ranch roses have been pruned in a very long time, whereas the rosebushes in the videos were obviously well taken care of.
After watching a couple of videos, I went out with loppers and pruning shears in hand, and had a go at the overgrown canes. If I were to follow everything said and shown on the videos, I’d have to cut them completely down to the base. Perhaps I should have. We’ll just have to wait and see what comes of my pruning endeavors.
The garden is coming along. I cut back the morning glory vines, picked up the rest of the big trash out there, and had a go at the small pieces of plastic. Little by little, I’ll get them up. M girdled the trees near the garden. There is an oak tree I would like to leave, but it will probably have to go next year. It shades half the garden. Fortunately, it’s not the half that I’m working with this year.
We have a pair of ducks living in the lagoon. M and I are having trouble identifying them. Our best guess at the moment is that they are American Black Ducks. I’m hoping they’ll settle in for a while, but they may be on their way to elsewhere.
Desire is a teacher: When we immerse ourselves in it without guilt, shame, or clinging, it can show us something special about our own minds that allows us to embrace life fully.
~ Mark Epstein
That should do it from the Wabi-Sabi Ranch on this cold Tuesday. We’ve had a few snowflakes fly by from time to time, but not enough to call it flurries. The sky is dark gray and heavy. Although the sun will certainly set, we won’t be able to see it unless a big wind moves in and suddenly clears out all the clouds.
Thank you for visiting. I hope your Tuesday has been magical and delightful, and that you’re staying warm (or cool if you’re living in the summer part of the world).
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂