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Soul Gardening

24 May

Ahhhhhhhh.  The wind has “relaxed” according to our TV weather guy.  The sun came out.  You can see the Mesa from our house for the first time in days.  After dinner (Monday night is pizza night!), I went out to water the plants still in the greenhouse, and assess the wind damage from the last four days.  Those little plants are not much worse for the wear!  I planted a new tomatillo where the wind broke one off, and may need to re-plant a couple of Roma tomatoes.  Aside from that and a few broken leaves on the squash, the garden seems happy.

I went around visiting each little group of plants, talking to them and telling them how wonderful they are to have survived outside in wind that picked up a piece of plywood and tossed it to the back of the property.  I poked around a bit in the radishes to check their size and found some ready to pick!  I picked black-seeded Simpson lettuce, arugula, spinach and an onion to go with them–“House Salad” for lunch tomorrow!  What a lovely bouquet the radishes make, what an earthy still life they make with the greens. 

Just this wee bit of time in the garden has quieted my wind-borne demons.  A garden connects your soul to the earth, nourishing spiritually as much as it will nutritionally.  Everyone needs someplace to reconnect to themselves; a place to be present.  Worries will still pop up every now and then.  I’m lucky to have a place where I can set them aside.