Try early spring gardening to relieve SAD

A fellow blogger recently wrote a post about April being the cruelest month with the highest rates of suicide. At first it surprised me but then when I thought about it a bit, I could see how that could be true. I have experienced Seasonal Affective Disorder for years. I usually find getting outside to…

The Gardener’s Heart

To cultivate flowers is to cultivate wonder. Come! We’ll open our hearts to the beauty of the blooms. Our souls will rise upon scents of love to soar in joy among the clouds. To cultivate flowers is to accept death. We’ll hold each others’ hands as the rich colors yield to brown, then give their…

Old Faithful

There are some things you can count on – like summer always coming no matter how long and brutal winter feels.  Day lilies being in bloom for the fourth of July is another.  Some might snub their noses at the common orange day lily believing they are just way too – well common – to…

Weeding in church

Today was a perfect day. I got to be outside from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm starting with a 1 ½ hour hike on a small local mountain. When I got home I couldn’t bear to go inside on such a sunny day, so I didn’t. I planted the pansies I bought last weekend, some…

Bee happy

It took the neighborhood honey bees less than 24 hours of the first blooms of the year opening to find their first feast of the season.  What a delight to see life returning so quickly as the snow melts!