desire {a.k.a. flowers}

i've had gardens in years past...gardens that produced greens and squashes and peppers and such.  it was pretty great to gather and then enjoy the harvest.  but the past few seasons have left me feeling depleted, deflated, defeated.  the deer and stink bugs eating what they shouldn't, my kids not eating what they should.  this [...]

gratitude week :: day 1

november 11, 2013 i am grateful. :: flowers...which speak to me of freshness and beauty and cycles and joy :: my husband's passion for running and his sharing of this passion with our children :: tender explorations...the kids gathering seeds of all kinds lately, planting a few in pots, hoping to grow bonsai plants…loving that [...]

tucking away some magic

some time was spent this past weekend getting the final things into our vegetable garden.  as the weeks progress, we'll be adding here and there...like butternut squash following the sugar snap peas.  but, for now, the seeds and seedlings are all nestled into our garden. i didn't get around to starting our tomatoes or peppers [...]

seeds

i spent some time working in our new garden over the weekend.  gently planting seedlings and carefully placing seeds...some so tiny it's hard to believe what will grow from them.  i couldn't help but catch my breath at moments.  these seeds, these tiny little nuggets of life. the kids are pretty excited about their individual [...]