Contemplate in the morning.
Pull weeds in the afternoon.
The joys and labor of a single day
Are part of a whole journey.
~ Deng Ming-Dao, 365 Tao: Daily Meditations
Look closely. Something wonderful is happening. You might have to get down near the ground to see it.
The earth is awakening, and flowers are springing up almost everywhere.
Mother Earth is gifting us with bouquets of flowers.
I don’t know if I’ve never paid much attention to what goes on in the grasses during the spring months, or if this is something new, specific to being in a new area. I suspect it’s the latter. I was pretty familiar with the land around Breezy Acres in the Bogs. There are a lot of flowers here I’ve never seen before.
Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.
~ Matsuo Basho
The clouds from the latest round of rain have finally departed. They put on a nice show of colors before leaving. Today’s sunset might be boring in comparison, if one happened to be prone to making comparisons. I think it’s best not to compare. Better to appreciate each sunset as it is, even on those days when the clouds hide the light and colors from us and the change from day to night is subtle.
I took a trip to a local nursery, and picked up seeds and more plants. I’m working on my flower garden, and decided to make my own version of a Scounger’s Garden. If you’ve been following me since my old blog, Life in the Bogs, you might remember the Scrounger’s Garden I visited at the Cleveland Botanical Garden. Follow that link if you don’t remember or have no idea what I’m going on about. It might give you some ideas for your garden.
Right now I’m working on shoveling mulch to make a pathway through my Scrounger’s Garden. I need a name for my garden. Perhaps it will present itself as I continue to dream, plan, and labor on it.
I will also need fencing of some sort to keep the bunnies away from the flowers. I am thinking about trying my hand at wattle fencing/edging. Have you heard of it? If you’ve been gardening for a while, probably so. I’ve seen wattle fencing, but didn’t know the name for it. Now that I’m enlightened with a name and some instructions on how to do, all I need are some green branches and stakes to get started. Since we’re doing a great deal of trimming and pruning around here, the branches should be easy to come by. If those horrible multi-flora roses didn’t have such dreadful thorns, I’d start cutting those down and use them. They’re quite flexible and would be perfect. Except for the thorns.
That’s it from the Wabi-Sabi Ranch on this lovely spring day. Thank you for dropping in to enjoy the flowers. If you’d like, join me out in the garden. I could use an outside opinion or two since I’m new at this. I suspect the rabbits are going to eat a lot of my plants and flowers before I get it all figured out.
Be good, be kind, be loving. Just Be. 🙂