“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap
but by the seeds that you plant.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
These aren’t the sort of photos you’ll often see on my pages, but it is a current view of the large pots on our deck.
The ornamental pepper lasted far longer into the early winter than we had any expectation it could last. And I still am enjoying its bright red seed pods.
And right after taking the photo, I picked a few of the pods and crumbled their seeds into other pots nearby. We enjoyed a beautiful crop of volunteer pepper plants grown from nature sown seeds last summer. And so I expect we will again this summer.
You might recognize the baby strawberry plants growing with the pepper in this pot, and there is just the stem of a lemon verbena emerging from a clump of parsley. Here the remains of one season mingle with the beginnings of next summer’s beauty.
It doesn’t matter to us that it looks a little ragged at the moment. We choose to see the inherent potential in the soil, the seeds, and those hardy plants prepared to freeze and thaw dozens of times between now and spring.
Appreciation, always, to Anna at Flutter and Hum for hosting the Wednesday Vignette each week. Please visit her to see a beautiful photo taken after the ice storm which hit Portland, OR.
Woodland Gnome 2016
“Only those who sow seeds of change
can hope to grow and reap a harvest.”