Growth. Ideal conditions are sought and appreciated in order to fully enjoy the beautiful, colourful blooms and the healthy, ripe fruits. When the time comes. The right time. In the meantime, there is the process. The amazing process when things develop. When things are in the making. The seeds are sown. And we enjoy to watch them grow...
...She has been spending the past few weeks discovering her new garden. She arrived in the best moment. Spring. And a new beginning. And a secret garden, full of little gems and treasures. All waiting to be noticed, revealed, studied, understood, one by one, day by day, sunshine after rain. A secret garden, with plenty of more space to be used, just waiting for her to indulge in a new pastime. To plant. To dig. To create. To care for. To love. To watch things grow. Grow through life. In a timeless everness. Taking with her a secret message every time she closed the door behind. A secret message of nature. A lesson for life.
She learned (yet again) that one of the most important things is a good foundation. A healthy soil. And a safe place to grow. Where roots can grow strong. Where there is space for growth.
A defined bottom, a base which to sprout from. And when the bottom is faced, the only way is: up.
She learned (yet again) that she is not always in full control. No matter deciding, planning. The conditions are not always ideal, no matter how much she wants them to be. Some seeds will grow. And others will never grow. Sometimes it's just good to let go, wait and see.
Nature decides. Rain or shine. But growth, eventually, is still happening. Growth, the process, the journey.
She learned (yet again) that everyone needs good company to be surrounded with. Even plants and flowers and veggies. Together they grow, together we grow... It's good to have a stick (shoulder) to lean on, to climb the way up with some support to hold on. A compassionate smile of a friend. And love.
She learned (yet again) that life is made of cycles. Nothing happens ahead of its time. Spring cannot come before winter, only after. Everything has its time. To blossom. To mature. To grow. To be eaten. Well, the latter, sometimes, ahead of its time. :)
She learned (yet again) that relationships are like flowers. They need sunshine and rain. And they need time, care, love, and regular watering to beautifully blossom. Otherwise the roots will not grow strong and can be shaken and washed away by a heavy rain. Like one of the potato seedlings. Well, maybe the latter was just not meant to be...
Relationships with others. And the relationship with oneself.
And she learned (yet again) that trying new things, learning new things that she has never done before is just amazing. Like recognising and learning what to pick in her garden...
...that can eventually make it all the way to the salad bowl. :)
Once she tasted the first harvest, she was amazed and said to herself:
"What if I will never want to go back to buying veggies in the shop?" :)
Then she sipped from her cuppa, let the lemon balm slowly mix with the fresh lemon's taste in her mouth, sat back, and tried to savour and digest all that she found out in her secret garden...
Thank you for all the lovely people who helped me learn about gardening and inspiring. :)
~ My Farm Diaries ~
A story of a big city girl who decided to follow her heart, her intuitions,
face her fears, step out of her comfort zone, and check out a radically different lifestyle than ever before.
Surrounded by the wild. Turning into a forest fairy in the countryside.
To be continued…
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