|Enjoying our first watermelon of the year on the front porch.|
No two gardens are the same. No two days are the same in one garden. ~Hugh Johnson
It's true gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes. There is always something to learn that helps us grow in life. I walk out to our garden a couple of times a day. The first thing Brody does when he gets home from school is go check on his carrots. Ryan gets home from work, and he goes to the garden. Why? Because it's changing daily. The plants look different every day as they grow.
Everyday is a new day. It's different. This growing and changing brings hope. Hope in that no matter what yesterday was like, it will be different today. And tomorrow brings change as well.
There are still consequences that will be carried over into each day. Like when I don't water the plants they will die. Just as if we do not take care of our bodies we will suffer too. And when heavy rains comes, like last week, sometimes things get broken. So we will replant and start again. We don't just leave a section in our garden empty because something bad happened. Just like in life, when bad things happen we pick ourselves up and start again. We know tomorrow will bring sunlight and water and everything we need if we just plant the seeds.
I've enjoyed watching our beans grow the most. They really are different every day.
The potatoes in the back left are over a foot long now. Brody planted carrot seeds, and he keeps track of their growth on the top right in the picture.
The salsa box is looking pretty good.
The boysenberry bushes are growing everywhere!
We planted four Azaleas in the front to add some color.
Our porch where I like to sit more than any place in the world. I become more thankful for it with each day that passes.
This garden was an investment, and it is giving more than just vegetables and fruit. So many life lessons are taught through watching things grow. I'm proud to be sharing these lessons with my family. It's refreshing to be reminded daily that tomorrow will be different!