Wednesday, July 02, 2008
I looked out the window and what did I see?
My flowers are blooming--even the mystery seeds we planted. Every day I tip-toe out onto the back patio to check on them. I've noticed shoots and stems (not chutes and ladders), and I've been anxiously waiting to see which are weeds and which are actual flowers. Granted, some flowers have died, and some have thrived from the nursery plants I bought. But it's the seeds that are intriguing me right now. And some of them, I'll be honest, I have no idea what happened--if the squirrels dug them up or if they were bad seeds and didn't sprout at all.
Sometimes I am learning you have to just wait and see. Thank goodness for the crazy rains and sun as of late. I'm learning a lot about patience and the power of time and nurturing, even when seeds don't turn out the blossoms you thought they would. But sometimes they are a big surprise, like the purple cosmo-type flower that looks like it's coming out of a carrot plant. Do you think I could find a carrot if I dug it up?
These blossoms are so delightful to me... I need my little wilderness to blossom... and I CAN make things grow... beautiful things...