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...

6 comments:

Ellie said...

I love those pictures! They are so simple and elegant!

lizann said...

I did the same thing...just planted seeds,,,,and wait to see what happens. Mine do not look as beautiful as yours....

berto xxx said...

I like this blog. for real!


berto xxx

JJ said...

I really am impressed!

The Wyler Family said...

so beautiful! i think you need to come plant some seeds in cleveland. my neighbors would be so pleased. i don't think we'll ever be able to keep up with the yard standards of our neighbors. we've lived here for 2 weeks and my neighbor is out mowing his lawn for the 5th time. their yard is amazing, but who does that??? happy 4th! i wish we were running in provo. :)

Jennifer said...

Do you know how DEAD those flowers would be here? Oh my! lovely, loverly.

And that berto comment is strange.