My garden has taught me patience. It's taught me to have faith. To have will and determination.
I've seen a plant look completely dead, literally not a green leaf to be found and a brown lifeless stem. Somehow, someway it had the will to live and was determined to fruit again. Sure enough, almost all of our plants survived a mild SoCal winter and are in bloom for their SECOND season! It never seizes to amaze me (or my dad!)
Life is so fragile, one moment the plant is strong and vigorous and then the next moment weak and frail. At times I lose hope and think all is lost, but then out of nowhere the plant comes back stronger than before! This can be true of humans too! What has your garden taught you?
Before the plant passes it flowers so it may spread its seed and multiply. I think the love we show people can be like spreading seeds. Do you?
The garden is a place to be still, quiet and just be. In that moment I've spent precious moments with nature. I've had a hummingbird come so close to me I honestly thought it was going to touch me! What special moments have you shared in nature?