Our garden is awakening here in Colorado. The first crocus bloomed yesterday!
The daffodils are budding, and the tulips are emerging.
It’s sunny and mild, too, so I’ve been puttering and doing a little cleaning up in the yard.
I know better than to clear away the leaves that are still protecting tender young plants and shoots, because our springtime weather is always unpredictable. So I’ve been trimming branches that were broken by heavy snows, pulling young weeds, sweeping sidewalks and watering shrubs.
The hardy vinca is starting to bloom, warmed by the sunny rocks on the south side of the yard.
I often feel introspective when I’m working in the garden. Do you?
Grateful for a patch of ground to tend, I wonder what might need weeding and pruning and cultivating in my life this season.
Springtime signals rebirth, reawakening, and newness. As I work, I silently pray for renewed energy, for new ideas to sprout, and to see people and situations in a new light.
Our garden has places of disappointment, too.
Sometimes I discover that something I planted, watered, nurtured and tried so hard to grow didn’t survive the winter. Help me accept this outcome, and clear the way for something new, I whisper.
Has a new season arrived in your part of the world? Is your garden awakening? Do you have any thoughts or insights you’d like to share? I always love hearing from you.