By bringing a soulful consciousness to gardening, sacred space can be created outdoors.
~ S. Kelley Harrell, Nature’s Gifts Anthology
“Before” is after I’d gotten a small start on what will be the Herb Bed. Otherwise, all you would see are vines.
It’s going to make a wonderful place to grow herbs, don’t you think? I’m going to start with just a few for cooking. Rosemary, oregano, thyme, and maybe some parsley or cilantro. Probably cilantro. I use a lot of cilantro, especially when I’m making curries.
The honeysuckle vines growing over the bed and on the garden fence were amazing. Thick like trees near the ground, M worked on them with his chain saw before I started hacking at the smaller vines to remove them. One was so thickly entwined with vines sticking out all over at the top that I thought of Medusa’s hair.
It was a lovely afternoon to work outside. Almost 50°F, calm, and mostly sunny while I was out there. The clouds have been moving in and out all day, sometimes dark and thick, other times light and wispy.
We finally identified the ducks who are spending time in the lagoon. We have American Black Ducks, Mallards, and a couple of beautiful Green-Winged Teals. The Green-Winged Teals are a first for me. I hope to get a good shot of them one of these days, but they are skittish and don’t seem to care much for being photographed.
That’s it from the Wabi-Sabi Ranch for today. Thank you for visiting. I’m heading out to the dock soon. It’s a good evening to sit on the bench, sip on some wine or beer, and watch the sun go down. I’ll bring extra in case you decide to come along.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂