knee deep in weeds

notes on living a life


A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.  ~ Gertrude Jekyll 

On this morning I wander thorough the beds of the vegetable garden with the dog and think to myself that it won't be long before I can start planting. The beds have sat dormant for the past few years and I can see the garden is dismal and needs nourishment. I understand all to well the work involved; the compost, the digging, the weeding.  But all of it allows for time to play in the dirt, time to revel in the solitude and connect to the earth, which is what I am really after. In the meantime I sit in the warmth of our home each evening with tea and browse through seed catalogs and plan. While the dog lays in my lap and dreams of the holes he is sure to dig. 

My friend Katie and I have started a very simple, once a week blog called 52 Wednesdays.  No words, just one photo from each of us each week picked from some prompts we came up with. I hope you will stop by for a look, just click the tab at the top of the page. 

i hope your day is grand, 
thanks so much for stopping by today,