This is the first year that I’ve had a “for real” garden.  It’s been a struggle, joyful, and fruitful experience.  I’ve learned about patience and trust and nurturing.  I’ve found that I need to take time to look – really look – at the plants to see what’s going on – it’s not enough to just take a passing glance at the garden from my house.  No, I have to get in close and touch the plants, feel the soil.  My garden has helped me to slow down and be present.  And, of course, it’s thrilling to harvest a bunch of beans and a couple beautiful tomatoes – and to think they come from just a little seed!

I’m curious… what have you learned from nature… a potted plant, a garden, a tree, a cloud, a bird… ?