Preparing for Spring

One thing that has happened in the last year and a half, is I ended my eight years of renting apartments or duplexes and I’m again, a home owner. This means I can garden in a yard. YAY!

So having two of my grands over for a sleepover, gave the perfect opportunity for them to plant a few bulbs. Ages seven and three, digging a trench for the bulbs was the perfect activity.

I love the metaphor of winter being a time of slowing down, rebuilding under the surface, that leads to flourishment in the Spring.

I can’t wait for the little shoots to spring up and pointing out to the grands that it is because of bulbs, trenches, and them.

— Namaste

Tiny Gardening

While raising my kids, I lived on a large corner lot for 23 years. We had many perennial flower and organic vegetable gardens in that time. So after being forced to downsize, gardening has taken on a different look.

For the past two years, I lived in a small space with no direct access to the outdoors. No gardens. No bird feeders. No air.

But since September 2016, I pay too much rent for a gorgeous townhome with a tiny deck. Awe air.  #loveIt. #thankful #lucky

(Seriously, rents are outrageous. My mortgage for a fine place of my own would be much less than what I pay as rent.) I digress.

I’m taking full advantage of this newfound access to the outdoors. Flowers. Vegetables. Birds. Oh my.

 

Show me your gardening habit!

– Namaste