Sometimes I have to make a choice. Return from the garden and get back on the computer to let my readers and followers know how much they mean to me… or stay in the garden for just a little bit longer. And hope they know my summer-time absence does not display a disinterest, but rather a very full and busy life.
Summer in my climate is very short-lived and is a reason for celebrating by spending most of my waking time out of doors. As the laptop screen reflects – even in the shade – and the happy bees distract me as well, I am not successful in bringing the computer outdoors. I am too busy tending and talking to plants and watching the robins and sparrows and finches join the party at the plentiful water sources we offer.
Gardening brings me back to myself. My True Self. I use capitals because I am referring to the highest and truest part of myself. I’ve heard people say ‘my church is in Nature’ and I know what they mean. Nature is an essential part of my religion because as I see beauty in Nature (every day, every where I look) I am reminded of how loved we truly are. Those who build a garden are helping bring our love of beauty and spirit right down to earth.