Friday, April 23, 2010

: warm earth :

when i reached down and touched the soil in my raised beds yesterday-- my fingertips sunk into the mound. the warm layers covered my hand. shimmied beneath my fingernails. the earth took on the qualities of silk. and i knew it was time to transplant my seedlings. oh the sincere joy it brought me to spend time in the dirt. to dig holes. and lay seed. and blast music from the ancient garage radio. and furiously journal all the details for reference.

i learned right away that planting forces you to trust the process. to trust that, with your guidance, seeds will sprout. and plants will grow. and the food will taste amazing.

there are so many considerations when growing your own vegetables-- it's immediate information overload. but i haven't been discouraged. no aspect of the process has felt like a burden.

it just feels right.


  1. Oh, lovely! I just watered our flowers, it's my favorite part of the day!

  2. There is a lot to learn, but it's so fun to learn as you go! That's great that you're keeping a journal, that'll be really helpful. Gardening is actually a little easier than I thought it would be....the results are SO tasty too!!
    Love your photos :)

  3. That sounds heavenly dear! I envy you and your growing your own garden this I miss it myself! Best of luck to you with it!

  4. I have been wanting to plant so bad this spring! I think that it sounds wonderful to get my hands in the earth. It feels right.

  5. you go girl...your veggies are going to be amazing.

  6. wonderful! i've spent the weekend at my parents' house, watching my mom plan and start her garden... so inspiring!