Finally after a much later start than usual, I have trays of seedlings growing on healthily in my tiny greenhouse.
I have pea shoots pushing up through the damp earth, waving their bright green leaves at the sky.
I have birdsong to accompany me during my early morning milking and to lift my spirits and make rising so early less tiresome.
I have sunshine in my garden and with it grows the seed of promise for a productive Summer.
When life throws obstacles at you it is easy to get disheartened, feel total despair and give up. We can learn so much from nature at times like this.
When the unpredictable weather conditions make it impossible for germination to begin, when nature decides to throw in a googly…the seeds silently bide their time and still they arrive full of energy and life anew. Fresh, unspoilt and ready to take on the world!
So although my vegetable and flower garden has got off to a slower than predicted start this year, due to the dire Spring we have had……and I, like many others here in the UK atm, are weathering some incredibly tough economic times, I feel so grateful to have nature to guide me, comfort me and help me through the tough days.
My garden is not only my sanctuary, my food store, my larder, my exercise, my hobby …….it is my friend too and I love it unconditionally xx