The best, absolute best, thing that you can do for your peace of mind right now is to go plant some seeds.
I can absolutely testify to this; vitamin D is necessary to your physical health and your emotional well being.
Cut your long winter fingernails and stick your hands in the dirt.
Gardening is hope for the future.
Gardening is planting seeds of joy.
And gardening in pots on your back porch, side porch, front porch counts too… This is the year to plant those seeds of hope.
I’m adding a link for those of you who might be new to sticking your hands in the dirt. It’s a great resource. Victory gardens 2020!
Spring walking on a Sunday evening
Over the new mown trails
Through the raspberry canes.
The lightning and thunder have paused and
The evening sun glows through the rain spattered sky
Spring green leaves glisten and shake rain drops.
A brown bird flies up and startles us
just as our thunder feet startled her.
The hidden nest holds four speckled blue and purple eggs. Or maybe five.
Mama didn’t limp or try to distract us; she just waited until we tiptoed away.
I’m calling her a field sparrow…
On the other side of the yard bluebirds are nesting
in the rusty corn planter that decorates the tool shed.
She perches and guards five eggs.
The shed was half painted when the new renters began to investigate.
The paintbrushes have been put away now
until the eggs hatch and the birds have flown.
Drops of rain send us to the house for cover
But the sun shines behind the rain
And there in the eastern sky the rainbow glows