Tuesday, June 18, 2013
When the world wearies and society ceases to satisfy, there is always the garden.
This past week left me feeling world weary. A funeral for an old friend, a loved one in the hospital, a cat rushed to the vet. Everyone is fine now, but it left me feeling exhausted. Thank goodness for the peonies, and the bumblebees, and that crazy gorgeous purple-veined kale. Stepping into the garden gives me that instant sense of calm, that knowing that it can all be as simple as soil, seeds, sunshine and water.
We've been enjoying our first garden fresh salads. The spinach is so juicy and succulent when it's freshly picked. Our second planting of lettuce is finally sizing up after having done battle with an army of slugs, the garlic is looking amazing, and the hard-necked varieties are developing their scapes. Yes, I think everything is going to be just fine. In fact, better than fine.