Low Pressure

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We’ve had  a Nor’Easter blowing  past today, on top of our storm earlier in the week, and the one before that…

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I’m choosing to loose track of them, especially as I see the long term forecast for the possibility of another major storm blowing through by the middle of this coming week.


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Low pressure.  Systems, that is.  It actually increases pressure on those trying to keep up with normal life through the storms.  And on those who must repair the damage low pressure brings.

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Trees fall in the wind, roads crack, power lines fall.  The storms take their toll as they blow through.

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But we’re waiting it out, here in our forest garden.  It is a peaceful time.  The world on pause; tranquil, waiting….

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We’re letting the storms pass, and only keeping an eye on things; waiting for the sun to come out and the air to warm.  Sometime soon, perhaps?

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We have been blessed to have only rain today, and nothing frozen.

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Too wet to go out into the garden.

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Our ground is a totally saturated sponge. 

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Too cold to prune…more cold is on the way.  Too early to start any seeds.  It will be a long time before there is enough sun to charm seedlings into growth.

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So we turn to other indoor things.  Low pressure. 

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Waiting for the wind to change, the sky to clear, the ground to firm, and the sun to return.

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All photos by Woodland Gnome 2014

“Everything that slows us down and forces patience, everything that sets us back into the slow circles of nature, is a help. 

Gardening is an instrument of grace.”

Mary Sarton

Who can wait in stillness while the mud settles?
Tao Te Ching

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