New Life

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

We’ve got a garden! Seedlings, sprouts, buds…everything is new life–fragile and delicate.

And the weather has not yet gotten very hot or dry, which bodes well. Fingers crossed.

A child said, What is the grass? fetching it to me with full hands;

How could I answer the child?. . . .I do not know what it is any more than he.

I guess it must be the flag of my disposition,

out of hopeful green stuff woven.

–Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass

-SC, with photos by Bryant



Sunday, May 6th, 2012

First things first: pull everything up.

That means weeding, a very polarizing past-time. See, there are those who love nothing more than yanking a gritty, trespassing weed from its comfortable squat in your garden. Then there are others who can’t bring themselves to uproot such a delicate, vibrant green sprout, no matter how imposing its presence.

Also weeding is hard work, and some people are lazy.

But not us! Next up: tilling.

-SC, with photo by Bryant