WPC: Threshold

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On the threshold of a new season in the garden, we still stand poised at the beginning.  Although the earliest snowdrops and daffodils have shriveled and gone to seed, it is still to early to plant the tomatoes and basil we have dreamed of all through the long winter.

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Like music, the artistry of a garden must be appreciated little by little in the fourth dimension of time.  We can not rush, we can not have it all at once.

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We must nibble at the deliciousness of the season a little at a time, allowing the beauty of each day to be savored.

Had I rushed last night, we would have missed the tree frog, newly awake, resting in the grass near a clump of daffodils.  My partner spotted him, and we took the time to welcome him back to the garden for another season.

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Beginnings and thresholds; both combine anticipation with a bit of anxiety.  Will the weather cooperate?  Will the harvest be a good one?  Will we manage to keep the deer away from the roses?

It all extends before us now, in moment after moment of beautify and fruitfulness.

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Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

 

About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

5 responses to “WPC: Threshold

  1. Spring has really arrived at your place. Trees are blooming and budding. I think we are maybe a week away for the trees to start budding. I am so glad spring has arrived and we can look forward to warmer weather! We’ve started hearing the tree frogs and the pond frogs too… I think mating season must be underway! We got over 2 inches of rain today but we needed it. 🙂

  2. How exciting to hear your first frog on the season! That’s always something I look forward to as well – the return of frogs to the pond. Beautiful photos! It’s lovely to see spring emerging. Sarah

  3. This picture shows so much transition…so many colours 🙂

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