Glory

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Mesmerizing is
the sun, radiating love
and breathing life
into my being.

I often stare up,
wanting to catch a glimpse
of that fiery ball
in all of its
glory.

#poetry, #glory, #life, #love, #nature, #poem, #poems, #sun

Community Gardening: Indoor Starts, the First Peas, and a Sun Elfje

Corvallis, Oregon 2021

Alright, I’ve decided to turn My One Thing This Spring: Gardening, into a new Spring/Summer series. It occurred to me that I’ll have many more updates, which made making the community garden experience into a series an easy decision. Okay, here’s what’s new.

The plot is ready, and I’ve been continuing to work the soil, and have actually planted the first few seeds. A couple different varieties of peas. Delicious. Well, they will be eventually. 

Here’s a couple pictures of those first budding peas.

Awesome. And, yep, the soil is dry, only on the top few layers though; and, the water at the community garden is now on, which is grand.

I’ve also planted seeds indoors. Many of them. 50 to be exact! Here are some of the herbs and veggies I’ve planted into an indoor greenhouse.

  • Basil and Cilantro
  • Mixed Hot Peppers
  • Raddish
  • Beet
  • Various Lettuce Varieties
  • Chard
  • Kale
  • Cabbage
  • Broccoli

I purchased this nifty little Green House at the local garden store for $20.

Here is what it looks like; and, here is what it looks like as the seeds begin to sprout.

Pretty cool, yes? Yes, I think so too.

Oh, and here is my latest addition. I bought these 4 beauties at the farmers market today.

Corvallis, Oregon 2021

I adore tomatoes. One of my favorites. Yum.

Next steps?

Sowing seeds directly into the ground, which will happen around May 4. We’re very close. Excited.

Alright, once the indoor seed starts and the tomatoes are transplanted, and I sow some more seeds directly into the ground, I’ll have another update.

Until then, enjoy the spring sun. Hopefully it is shining wherever you are.  And, oh, before we go, how about a little Elfje on the sun to take us out. Yes? Okay, here we go.

Orange
Sun shines
Bright as a star
Taken into my being
Delight

Have a wonderful Sunday, everyone.

#poetry, #community, #eflje, #garden, #greenhouse, #herbs, #indoor-planting, #outdoor-planting, #peas, #poem, #sun, #vegetables

Haiku #15

Photo by Yousef Espanioly on Unsplash

sun rises slow, I
breathe in the last of night, and
wait, the sky aflame.

Photo by Amanda Phung on Unsplash

#poetry, #breathe, #haiku, #life, #love, #nature, #night, #poem, #sky, #sun

Haiku #14

Photo by Slawek K on Unsplash

the sun sets slowly
eager anticipation
pause, breathe, mind at rest.

Photo by Motoki Tonn on Unsplash

#poetry, #anticipation, #breathe, #haiku, #life, #love, #nature, #poem, #respite, #rest, #sun

Elfje #3

Photo by Clay Banks on Unsplash

Yellow
The sun
Bright as fire
Filling me with resolve
Warmth

#poetry, #elfje, #landscape, #life, #love, #nature, #poem, #poems, #resolve, #sun, #warmth

Haiku #1

Slowly, the rain falls,
we rejoice in the moment.
And then it is gone.

Photo Credit

#haiku, #life, #love, #nature, #rain, #sun