Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Dreaming of My Garden

I'm loving this mild spring weather. Opening my windows to let the fresh air in is definitely helping my mood.  Since the accident I have basically been stuck inside, trying to rest my aching body and make phone call after phone call to deal with the aftermath of the car accident.  The spring melt coincided with the accident, and it revealed all the work waiting for me in my garden. 

I remember, as a child, working by my Mom's side, picking out plants, digging in the dirt, playing with earthworms and watching everything grow.  I really cherish those times - she gave me a creative outlet that allows me to connect with the Earth and with her.  Talking about gardening and sharing plants is something I have been lucky to share with my Mom and my sister since I started my own little plot. Of course, it will probably take a lifetime of learning and experimenting before my garden is as beautiful as hers.  Even so, it is my release from the tensions of everyday life and I miss it terribly. 

Last year I was unable to work much in my garden because I was pregnant. This year, I was very anxiously anticipating warm weekends when I could spend the day taking care of everything that has gone untended over the past year and a half.  Now I am unable to lift or bend enough to do anything useful outside.  I'm awaiting the benefits of my physical therapy and keeping my fingers crossed that it will work quickly. Until then, I will have to give Chad a to-do list for outside while I enjoy my house plants. 


  1. Holly, I hope you are having a good day today. I hope the weather is sunny and warm just for you.

  2. So sorry to hear about your accident from your mom's blog.
    Thank goodness you and Dylan are alive and he did not have a scratch on him.
    Wish I had the magic words to help you feel better soon. Just take it easy and soon you will be able to dig around in your garden
    Meanwhile do some
    Take care
    I have a April Fools giveaway you can sign up for maybe you will get lucky but it is cookware not garden but actually I do have another blog on my sidebar giving away some garden can kill two birds with one stone..

  3. Hang in there. It takes time for the body and the mind to heal after an accident, but it will. Just give yourself time.

  4. Please know that my thoughts are with you. Be good to yourself as your body and mind heal. Get as much of that good fresh air as you can!