• To the garden, to give thanks

    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.

3 Responsesso far.

  1. Beautiful words and images, Kelly! I’m thankful that our paths have crossed. Hope to see you again soon!

  2. Kelly Norris says:

    Thanks Kylee! I too am thankful our paths have crossed. Until we meet again!

  3. Your pensive reflections reminded me to include my own indoor orchid garden as well as my outdoor garden that’s willed with all kinds of wonderful plants within my gratitude list.

    Now I also have to remember to be thankful for all that I’ve got in my life the whole year and every year, not just during the Thanksgiving holidays and certainly not just when encountering heartwarming posts such as this one.

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