Earlier this month I extolled my gardener’s love for November, a month that few associate with gardening in my part of the world. Even now, on Thanksgiving, ten days or so after the first hard freeze, I’m in love with what my garden has to offer. For that I give thanks.
Today, I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting about what and who I am thankful for. I’ve gone through an intensely personal odyssey in 2011. For this experience, though at times trying, painful, and exhausting, I’m truly thankful. In reflection, I’m reminded that as we step into each new year, we can never really know what awaits us. Expressing my words like that, I really do feel like a gardener, preferring to sow the seeds for the future, one at a time, tending the seedlings through a process of my choosing, and relishing in the results, serendipitous and unexpected as they may be. Here’s to more seed sowing, tending, and relishing in the days, weeks, months, and years ahead. Peace on the garden path my friends, and happy Thanksgiving.