Purple azaleas, pink hyacinths and flowering cherry, yellow forsythia. The earth brings on the spring to spite the calendar here in the Pacific Northwest where we have been blessed with a mild winter. We’ll pay the price in fleas and mosquitoes in the summer but now’s the time to plant peas and early leaf lettuce. The world constantly shows us its unrelenting abundance and we would do well to take our cues from the beauty and bounty of nature around us.
This week I have been grateful for:
An out-of-town, long time friend who stopped by unexpectedly and had wonderfully rich stories to tell.
Another long time friend who invited me and we were able to meet for lunch who also had powerful stories to tell.
My pool pal who helps me think.
Another pal who bought a goat and is letting me try the milk.
Nieces who are becoming interested in real food; perhaps we CAN recover lost knowledge.
Friends who tell great stories and listen to mine.
Having both older and younger people in my life to help keep it all in perspective.
The fragrance of freshly mowed grass.
Two squirrels playing “chase” in the tree while filling my gas tank.
Happy St Patrick’s Day
Namaste. Peace. Blessings.