Sunday, July 30, 2006

Flowers, seeds, traces of life - Resurrection Rag

This is really my first year gardening. I 've been disappointed because my daisies weren't blooming. They were so green and leafy - no buds. Were the summer to pass without one, I may have given up on them. Turns out they're perennials. Sometimes we discard things that may have endured, gone the long haul. It is well worth the time to re-visit. There's a lesson in everything and today I am humbled.

5 Comments:

Blogger TrĂ©e said...

Wonderful lesson Helen. In our fast-food, sound-bite, gotta have it now culture we tend to overlook that which endures, stays the course, that which forms the foundations upon which we stand. Good luck with the garden and peace to you my friend.

10:09 AM  
Blogger Becky said...

What a wonderful post, happy gardening, : )

12:56 PM  
Anonymous charles ravndal said...

This is a wonderful lesson that you shared about it. Talking about gardening, I am a total failure when it comes to that area.

6:39 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

Yes. I'm learning (finally) to slow down a bit myself. I know I missed a lot in years past because of impatience.

12:20 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

Ah, there you go. I hope they blom next year!

I grew sunflowers one year. I was so excited as they got taller and taller. Then, when they were the height of the fence, squirrels came in the night and broke the head off of every single one to get to the seeds! I was so upset at first, looking at my sunflower stumps, then I decided that it was a good reminder of everything I take for granted. I had planted them for their beauty, and not for their food value, because I don't need to grow my own food, my needs are well-provided for. Not everyone is so fortunate.

Gardening can teach us a lot, if we pay attention.

2:54 PM  

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