Sunday, July 02, 2006

discretion

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It is with a sense of ambivalence that I enter through my garden gate these days...

As I said earlier, we have been through some rough times lately, and there have been other things that have taken precedence over the routine chores that one is involved with while keeping the garden.  And so, the garden has been left to its own. 
 
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I entered the garden today to pick some peas and broccoli.  There are many types of weeds growing everywhere..especially in the pathways that are normally mulched with wood chips.  In some ways I am overwhelmed, (the gardener in me horrified to see so many areas needing to be tended to immediately)...in other ways I am calmly curious, (the naturalist in me, observing what species of weeds are growing where and what that would indicate about the soil)...Silpha americana is spotted ...balancing on a blade of chive.
 
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Because there is not much I can do to improve the situation of "an overgrown with weeds garden in the beginning of July"...I decide to use artist's discretion and focus on the beauty of a garden left to its own.  I picked a nice basket of snow peas...choosing not to pull a single weed.  I will save that chore for another day when I feel like there is a slight chance that I could make difference....

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8 comments:

kimber said...

Good choice. I hope life gets better. The Monarda is beautiful.

Brigid said...

Your garden looks so lush from all the rain. It is very hot and dry here so we have had to adapt to that in a similar way. I do hope things continue to improve for you.

Dawn said...

Collect the treasures and leave the rest . . . . one day at a time. So nice to see you back posting to your blog.

judy said...

I'd say you have the perfect approach to this dilemma. Look for the beauty. Enjoy it. It will be what it will be. Lovely pictures. My gardens too go unweeded. SO much rain has them jungle like, seeds rotted before they sprouted and the raspberry canes look poorly.

debey said...

I am so glad to see that you are posting! we could take some of that extra water!!!but i'd imaginr there'd be a ''catch''..........like taking weeds with it!!the garden pics are wonderful1
still prayin for ya!

vanessa said...

cyndy,so good to see your posts :-) leslie has been keeping me up to date, sending all good thoughts your way.

Judith said...

An incredible post. It is the "calmly curious side" that will balance.

Leslie Shelor said...

So good to have you back! Things look great on Riverrim!

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