The spectrum of humanity lives in my garden. All the hues are represented. I spent much of the day today here in the garden, working and enjoying the beautiful day.
Here in my garden among nature’s living color. The riotous reds and sunny saffron. The bright fuchsias, vivid indigo and royal plums, Tangerine oranges and leaves of deep velvet green with tickles of snow-white petals kiss the Kelly grass.
The butterflies flutter and frolic, while the songbirds twitter and tweet. The place hums with life. Chickadees and blue birds, Robins and Crows, the little Wrens and the glorious hummingbirds all play and sing.
Raccoons and opossums, the neighbor cats and probably a few mice. A million kinds of insects and even a few humans also pay frequent visits to the garden. It is an oasis of pure green in the city.
Everything is all organic. I let nature do a lot of the work so I can have more time to appreciate It’s wonder.
When I work the soil, I feel a certain connectedness to the Earth. I feel so included, so a part of something much bigger than I . A cool cloud of calm descends over me and my mind can finally relax. I take in the whole experience of the garden, It is a delight to all the senses.
I plant a seed and watch that seed sprout out of the ground and grow into something beautiful and useful, it’s like a miracle to me, every time. I can’t get over it, the more I learn, the more I need to learn.
I have learned much over the years and have accomplished much as well. Many times I had to learn the hard way until I finally learned that I don’t know everything and that it’s O.K. to ask for help. I’ve learned that nothing and no one is perfect and that is a good thing. We are all different: but just as beautiful, just as vitally important. All of us contribute to the beautiful essence of the garden of humanity in our own unique ways.
We need a spectrum of colors in our garden of humanity. And love and understanding for one another. The health of the garden depends on all of us…From the bipedal big-headed hairy ape, to the smallest microbe. We need to work together for the good of all.
As I work in my garden I think of these things; I start to believe that nothing is impossible, if you believe. Every plant starts with one tiny seed, and ideas are like that. Some land in the wrong place, some never germinate or get water, some just wither and die, and some are even stepped on. Some ideas, with love and care and attention can grow and become tall powerful towering trees, like the great redwoods.
I believe that, if we all believe and work hard. Humankind can achieve wonderous beautiful things. Together, we can do much. Apart, we achieve nothing. And maybe someday we can all live in peace and harmony. Just like in my garden.
And while we are on the subject…Check out My Garden page for a tribute to The Sunflower and more…Wishing you Peace and Happiness,