Do you have any thing(s) that you do that you've been doing all your life?
and so that thing you do...
you come to realize...
is who you are?
I am a gardener
for as long as I can remember
I have always loved digging in the dirt
there is nothing greater than forcing bulbs
I planted paper whites on Thanksgiving to put in this sunny window
after they are spent...I plant them outside in the frozen ground
they may or may not come up again
but no matter
I have already enjoyed their fragrance and beauty for months during the cold winter days
now it's time to move on
I gather my things
and for hours I am able to let my mind and soul
wander into the garden on my kitchen counter
you can buy all kinds of interesting jars and glass items at your local thrift store for next to nothing
also lovely but chipped plates and bowls are perfect to use
hyacinths are my favorite
oh no wait....I love kolaches
ok...yes, hyacinths are my fav
hmmmm....unless my fav could be muscari?
on occasion I will splurge on a really cool and different jar
like this one I found at Pete's Greenhouse
creating a mini rain forest that needs little care
Instead of looking out my window and seeing a blustery day
I see this
and I realize that just around the corner
this will go into the ground for next year
and this is sprout is a reminder of things....fun things up ahead
Henry August Pshigoda could be here any day now
and he and I will sit and watch the birds out the window
and the garden grow inside
I hope he likes to garden too