gardening

Honing the Harvest…

Listen. Do you hear that? The rustling of autumn grasses, the chirring of locust wings, the goodbye calls of flocking birds as the earth turns to bounty and binds itself to a new season. I have spent the summer planting, tending, filling the freezer with vegetable goodies, preparing for the months when the soil slumbers. As I put my garden to bed, the fertile blank spaces of my writing await a different kind of harvest...words, phrases, plots, themes and, above all, hope. This month I [...]

A Gardener’s Guide to Writing (part II)

Status update: I'm feeling quite Juney these days. June bugs by the porch lights...Juneteenth celebration upcoming...anniversaries of June weddings...even the June-ipers are blooming with berries (okay, that one's a stretch, but the observation is true!). The raised garden beds rendered a fine crop of cool-weather spinach and lettuce. Now those plants are wilting, while the peas hang heavy on their stalks, the carrots and green onions are sprouting and the tomatoes...well, they're just getting started. To everything, as the Bible says, there is a season. [...]

By |2016-06-06T20:05:36+00:00June 6th, 2016|Essays, gardening, motivational|0 Comments