Thursday, January 16, 2014

Hi Ho Happy Gardners

Nature vs Nurture and it's tabula rosa! I have long been knowing I am not in charge. That's right, we are at the mercy of fate, the stars, our genes and just plain ole stupid on the part of others. Life has dished up ample evidence in my case. But, let it not be said I just laid down for it. Oooh no. Does this make me a looser? Yes, sort of. Despite my best efforts the Artic Vortex (AV)  flattened my winter garden; mulch, garden fabric and prayers aside. Not being my first rodeo, I spent the days before  AV picking everything pickable. Nature, fate, The Gods, Mother Nature beat me again but...

It's a clean slate, people! I seeded lettuce, cabbage, kale and broccoli this weekend. There they are green tips, peeping out, just up through the soil, in pots on my kitchen counter four days later. We ripped out all evidence of AV's passing and have nice neat little beds ready for seedlings in mid-February.  Sunday, just for one day, it felt Spring was just around the corner. A sunny, warm winter day birds chittering in the background we busied ourselves outdoors.  

Birds flyin' high, you know how I feel. Sun in the sky, you know how I feel. Breeze driftin' on by, you know how I feel. It's a new dawn, it's a new day, it's a new life...and I'm feelin' good.
Leslie Bricusse, 1964

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