And blinking, step into the sun…

The title of the post is from The Circle of Life. And that’s what I’m going to show you – the birth of the bounty, its riotous crescendo, its waning, resting, and rising up again – in pictures:

May 2015

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July 2015

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Sept 2015

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Nov 2015

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Jan 2016

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Mar 2016

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This is the blank canvas atop of which I will invite reds, yellows, pinks, purples, blues…. The tomatoes, eggplants, and multi-colored bell peppers are already sprouting, while the strawberries, papaya, spinach, and snap peas are considering whether or not to realize the potential harbored in their seeds.

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Interestingly, the kale was living in the unusually warm winter until my succulent wall fell and broke it’s stem. At that point, the ground was actually frozen so I could not remove the broken end. And here’s what’s happened now!

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Like the kale, the spring plants are waking up:

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Gratifyingly, the rose leaves begin red, then turn a luscious green, and finally frame bountiful pink flowers. Meanwhile, the Chinese lilac beyond the rose begins deep purple and, in a few weeks, bursts into pinkish culms. Growth, discovery, appreciation… everyday, “blinking, [I] step into the sun”.

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