Tuesday, 2 March 2010

A new begining

Somehow the Earth has her secret ways of giving you a boost when you least expect it and most need it. Today, this very morning she was kind to me in the midst of a crisis...I recieved 2 more adorable Valentines cards, covered with stamps, from people I don't really know all the way in America, sending me love and allowing me (after a horrendous Maggie walking experience were I thought my heart was going to explode with panic) to feel worthy of life for a while. Beautiful, hand made cards, one with a quote I love and one with a poem (amongst other lovelies) that has really touched my soul. 

I am utterly depressed today but I am sitting here on my wee sofa, looking at those gorgeous yellow tulips surrounded by 6 Valentines on the table; they have a little bit of the palest blue sky above them and on the dresser next to that table sits 2 seed trays - life and love and hope are all around me. May it seep into me as the day goes on.

Andrew planted leek seeds last night; he had been getting super anxious about the lack of sowing done so far, so now the new allotment year has offically started in our home. We chose good old 'Musselburgh' again and 'Lyon 2 Prizetaker' so fingers crossed. I shall now be staring at these darn trays intently, waiting for that first speck of green, think me not crazy, but I may even talk to them ~ you know, to encourage them to grow and poke their little heads up into this big bad world. Who knows, one of these could indeed be a prize taker, as this year I think the lotties are going to get more competitive ;)


  1. To a certain point, little things from friends and people we never knew help to ease a tense soul. But we can always go for a self soothing adventure by playing with colors, shapes, patterns and the beauty of our own garden and its contents. ~bangchik

  2. Receiving something through the post can certainly lift our spirits. How nice that the cards are hand made too. My leeks are planted and now showing through the compost. I'm going to plant some more though yet, I want to make sure that I grow enough to see me through winter this year.

  3. Oh, I'm so glad you got handmade love in the mail. That is sure to lift my spirits, too, and shows just how much you are cared for, how wide the ripples of your wonderful influence. :)

    By all means speak sweet nothings to your seed babies as they incubate. I'm convinced mine thrill to the sound of my voice. (My husband the scientist thinks I'm nuts but harmless for all that. ;)

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