Tagged with garden

becoming like the cyclical wild: why I garden

becoming like the cyclical wild: why I garden

The garden is a meditation practice…In the garden one can see the time coming for both fruition and for dying back. In the garden one is moving with rather than against the inhalations and exhalations of greater wild Nature. Through this meditation we acknowledge that the Life/Death/Life cycle is a natural one. Both live-giving and … Continue reading

spring break for adults

spring break for adults

It’s official: I have spring fever. I came down with it a couple of weeks ago when this splendiferous weather arrived in Northern California. Where a few months ago I was content with my black and white winter garden, now I’m itching to get my fingers in the soil and bring color and growth back … Continue reading

Kind of Like In Life

Kind of Like In Life

So. I wasn’t going to write this week because I’m immersed in seeing clients, consulting with my mentor, getting ready for a weekend out-of-town, and lots of other stuff. And right now I’m preparing to finish some paperwork that must be completed today. OK, to be perfectly honest I’m procrastinating. Eating a cookie. Sitting in a chair. … Continue reading

Meaning Mondays: Stuff and Meaning

THIS IS AN ORDINARY POTTED PLANT. I don’t even know its botanical name. But perched on a shelf or a table, garnering a brief glance now and then, it leads a rather ordinary existence. Let’s just put it this way: the plant flies low under the radar. For all that though, it has an unusual … Continue reading

Meaning Mondays: The Spring Fever Edition

Though the crocuses poke up their heads in the usual places The frog scum appear on the pond with the same froth of green, And boys moon at girls with last year’s fatuous faces, I never am bored, however familiar the scene. When from under the barn the cat brings a similar litter,- Two yellow … Continue reading

My Wild Self and the Late Summer Garden

First off, yes, the title of this post is misleading. I do know it’s not summer anymore. In fact fall arrived days ago. But for the past week it’s been hovering near the century mark, so it still feels like summer. Relief is on the way, though: temperatures are forecast to drop almost 20 degrees today. Yippee! … Continue reading

Patience

Goodness, where has June gone? Or May for that matter? It’s been over a month since I’ve written, and I feel gripped by that old cliché, “time got away from me.” Well, that’s not exactly true. I was fully aware of how I was using my hours and days during the past month. I made … Continue reading