Sunday, March 27, 2011


Fruit of our labors
Nourished by muscle and sweat
Yeilds fruit in its time.

Little violets
Among the grass unaware
My admiration.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

First Day of Spring

The first day of Spring was beautiful. It brought the almost completion of our Spring Break project to reconfigure our raised bed in the vegetable garden and the following meditation:

Living close the the land is good. I am reminded on the warm blooming days of spring that life is bigger than me. The world and its seasons turn without my help. My task is to appreciate the gifts of grace that come my way.

Taking apart the old beds

Rebuilding new beds

 Next week I'll post pictures showing the completed beds (while they are still weed-free).

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Sun cracks horizon
Breaking night's grip light streams in
Tree-tops set aglow.

A few days back we had a welcome respite from the rain and I had an amazing sunrise on the way to work. With many months and even years of low rainfall, winter and spring rains are welcome. In advance of the latest bout of wet weather, we got our early peas in the ground. Little sprouts of broccoli, spinach, tomatoe, peppers and eggplant are growing indoors. Spring is in my heart and on my mind.