Friday, May 16, 2008

Time for gardening

The humid spring air early this morning felt fresh and mild. It rained yesterday and last night, leaving small leafy branches scattered about. It must have rained hard; the Spanish lavender and parsley looked pummeled, but everything else seemed to have grown overnight, soaking up moisture.

The early morning light was soft, with the pink humid edges we see in tropical areas, and with no hint of the hot hazy humidity to come.

Today is the first day of summer break, bringing with it a delightful sense of anticipation, and days of poking around in the garden and in the field ahead. I love what I do, and actually in summer, I don't really do much differently, but am grateful for being able to reorient my time to focus on the natural world without the schedule of work and programs.

The garden is waiting outside my study window.


  1. Oh wow, what an incredible view you have from your desk! How peaceful. Sigh.

  2. This is what I want my garden to look like! I am looking for a natural but inviting setting that requires little maintenance. I love the combination of flowering and greenery plants.

  3. I used to have my computer & desk pushed to the corner, so I looked towards the wall (!) but as the side garden has developed (it wasn't always pretty), my gardening companion suggested that I move my computer table to the middle of the windows. I am SO appreciative of the inspiration it provides.


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