I was able to enjoy a week away recently, joining a club trip to ski in Colorado. Being one who always appreciates gardening in all forms, I took this picture at a parking lot in Vail. What a pleasant grouping of evergreens. Don’t you agree that this planting added much to this concrete edifice?
And I noticed in several bathrooms throughout the airport small but refreshing bouquets of cut flowers. I was impressed and nourished.
When I had left a week ago I had some concern that my amaryllis would bloom while I was away. What a nice surprise to see they had waited for me! And I also noticed the leaning towards the light. Hmmmm—like me. Leaning towards the light.
I compare it to the odd reality of skiing. It seems unnatural when learning to ski properly that one has to LEAN FORWARD and down the hill. It is a natural consequence when engulfed in fear to hesitate and lean backwards.
So my post this month is a celebration of finding the joy of nature and gardening wherever you are. And reminding myself and the reader to remember to lean towards the light!