It's been some kind of winter here in the U. S. Northeast. Deep snow has covered the ground since November and it just keeps coming. However, my internal clock has begun to tick its way to Spring: I find myself thinking about planting seedlings and clearing my garden and maybe even re-landscaping the front yard. Not to mention hiring a couple of good guys to dig up and ready the soil in a few new areas of the yard, which I shall then plant to my heart's content.
JB and I have a third of an acre here, and it feels like more. I am approaching my gardening dreams a section at a time, and I'm in no rush. I'm beginning to think our "challenges" of the last few months might have finally settled down, and I'm headed back to paid work next week. Today is the FIRST day in 5 months that has felt manageable--nothing major, but nothing overwhelming either.
I've also been thinking alot about DUALITIES these days: why does one thing have to compete against another? If I win, do you have to lose? Is sadness really needed in order to know happiness? Why can't my heart have its way? Heavy thoughts. I can't help them, of course. But in a tribute to this, and then to that, I'm sharing the beauty that is around me whenever I just let myself see it.
Oh, by the way: I have a clear preference, and it's not snow....
Love what I love,