The birds singing woke me up this morning. It was beautiful and normally I take it for granted, but for some reason, not this morning. The sun was warm and bright and I could also here my cats plying outside in my flower gardens, even though they are not supposed to be in them. With the birds singing I couldn't wait to get up and have my cup of coffee outside in amongst Gods glory. I love mornings like this. Especially after a long, cold winter like the one we just had. It is hard to believe that just 3 weeks ago we had a 3 day snow storm that completely turned spring back into winter. The school buses didn't run for three days and most of the roads were inpassable. It took more than a week for the snow to melt. It was quite depressing to say the least. And now, three weeks later, I am totally and completely amazed! My perrenials are growing, the grass has turned green and is growing, the trees are starting to leaf out and the garden is ready to seed. WOW!! It blows me away to see Gods work in action. After 6 months of snow, -40 temperatures and being locked up in the house, this is heaven!
I am now getting ready to go back outside and seed some more garden. Thus far I have potatoes, carrots, peas and garlic planted and hopefully I will have all of the rest in by the end of today. I am looking forward to sitting around the firepit tonight, but garden first. The full moon tells me it is time to sow my seeds. I find there is something calming and relaxing, but yet, exciting about working in my gardens. I feel close to God I guess is what it is, that and that feeling of freedom as I walk in the soil barefooted. I dreamed of these moments all winter long, longing for the day I will be able to feel the dirt between my toes. the sun on my skin and the breeze on my face and in my hair. It also amazes me how I can plant one little seed and then stand back and watch it grow. WOW! Even though the seed was given to me by nature, and unto nature I return it, I can't help but feel proud and yet humbled by how a little nuture can materialize and grow that one little seed into one of the grandest things I have ever seen...a plant! A living, breathing, producing plant! That one little seed makes me feel like I can do anything, for if I can give life to this tiny little seed, than by God, I can do anything, for the power in within me. Working or just enjoying my gardens reminds me of a poem I painted on one of the rocks in one of my flower beds, it reads;
A kiss of the sun for pardon,
A song of the birds for mirth,
You are near God's heart in a garden, than anywhere else on Earth.
I love this poem, Love it. Well on that note I guess I had better be getting back out to my garden and finish planting it. Otherwise, what would the Faeries have to do all summer if there is no garden for them to tend to? Bye for now, have a great day and know that you are loved.