The Earth’s Gift to Itself

For Earth Day, it looks like nature decided to give herself a present–around here, anyway. The ground in our part of Virginia hasn’t seen substantial precipitation since March 5. When it was snow. But today, when May flowers are already in bloom, April showers have finally arrived.

It’s a luxurious feeling to go out and wander among your plants in the morning and, instead of having to lug watering cans or turn on a sprinkler, be able to simply admire the work Mother Nature’s doing for you. There’s nothing quite as beautiful as green plants surrounded by soft, damp earth.

Back left: broccoli and a leek rescued from the compost pile, now going strong! Front left: lettuce and radishes sown March 14. We're eating these radishes now. The lettuce needs a couple more weeks. Front right: potatoes planted March 23. Far right: Zarnitsa tomatoes.

Happy Earth Day!

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. kate says:

    The rain just arrived here about an hour ago, at long last! It’s nice to have a break from the water can. Your garden is looking good!

    1. Sharon says:

      Doesn’t the rain sound so wonderful against the windows? I love being out in the garden, but I also love admiring it from behind a wet windowpane.

  2. Thank you for your wonderful and educational blog! I enjoy reading your posts and I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award – http://lifesimplistic.wordpress.com/2012/04/22/the-versatile-blogger-award-goes-to/.

    Happy Gardening and Blogging!

    1. Sharon says:

      Wow, thanks so much! Glad you’ve been enjoying reading. šŸ™‚

  3. garden.poet says:

    We’ve also been short of rain lately. I completely agree about the sound of rain against the windows. It’s such a relief for the rains to finally come! Your garden looks so healthy. šŸ™‚

  4. thebeadden says:

    Everything looks so wonderful. I want get my garden planted but it is supposed to snow tomorrow. šŸ˜¦

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