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… ?