Monday, April 4, 2016

The simple joys of sky and earth

Cherry blossoms in a spring sky

This afternoon I waited in the car while my husband was buying paint. The store was busy and I passed the time  looking at the blossoming cherry trees in the parking lot.

When we got home, he got on with his painting and I decided to do some weeding in the front garden. During the recent warm spring days, what was once a neatly mulched bed of peonies, hydrangeas and rhododendrons had become a veritable hayfield of young horsetails.

In the late afternoon sunshine, I felt the joy of digging in the ground, along with the satisfaction of pulling up the weeds by their roots. It was like being a kid again, gazing in wonder at the spring sky and the red tulips as I delved into the earth with bare hands to receive its loving energy.

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