Tuesday, June 29, 2010

trading food for flowers

i don't have a garden this year. it makes me sad. i wish the boys were pulling peas from it right now and popping them into their mouths. i wish i was making a batch of fresh salsa with my overhaul of jalapenos.

i did plant some flowers to try to feel a little better. most of which died while we were away. a few strong ones survived and they make me smile every time i see them. they're beautiful but not like a happy, healthy garden.

i love gardening. i love digging into the cool wet soil. i love watching plants grow and mature. i love the smell of the earth as you water and weed. i love feeling even a teency bit self efficient.

i'll have a garden next year. no excuses.