WPC: Threshold

April 5, 2014 flowering trees 008


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.

April 5, 2014 flowering trees 020

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.

April 5, 2014 flowering trees 017


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.

April 5, 2014 flowering trees 007

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.

April 5, 2014 flowering trees 037

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 🙂

We always appreciate your comments. Thank you for adding your insight to the conversation.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Our Forest Garden- The Journey Continues

Please visit and follow Our Forest Garden- The Journey Continues to see all new posts since January 8, 2021.

A new site allows me to continue posting new content since after more than 1700 posts there is no more room on this site.  -WG

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 782 other followers
Follow Forest Garden on WordPress.com

Topics of Interest

%d bloggers like this: