Tuesday, August 16, 2011

maybe we will start slow

i have taken a few pictures over the past few months, fully intending to blog. as you can see, i haven't. my last blogpost showed you my empty gardens waiting to grow and today they are out of control. we have feasted on peas, lettuce, strawberries, bok choi, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, herbs, fava beans and peppers and we will soon be enjoying some eggplants, cabbages, beets and carrots.

growing things turns out to be easier than i though.
it's rather rewarding.
it has taken some time and some patience but otherwise the rain and the sun have done most of the work and i have just sat back and enjoyed it all.

i wish i could say that life was that easy. just coast, sit back, let the rain and the sun do the work....... not so. there are some gardens in my life i have left untended over the years and now the fruits are gone and i am struggling with what happens next.

in the meantime, however, i might just start to blog again. i have missed it. i don't know if you have missed me, but i have missed the chance to share little projects, the connection with my friends and family, and the inspiration and encouragement that always seems to be out there.
(and my imaginary computer-world friends too.)

so i might try again. maybe slow, maybe sporadic. but i am not not done yet.
my story is not over just changing. one journey ending where another begins.

(my Mom's journey is changing too. you can find her new blog here.)

All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy;
for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves;
Anatole France

(I stole her quote.)


ilona said...

Oh, Naphtali! We have missed hearing from you and I am certainly glad to see you back - even if it is slow and/or sporadic.
I'm glad you enjoyed the produce of your garden boxes and wish you all the necessary focus and stamina for the all the cleaning-up yet to come.

Little Miss Independence said...

love you friend.

Julie said...

I so glad you are blogging again - remember second street will always be here for you.

Barb said...

I was thrilled to see your blog pop up! Your gardens are beautiful! May your future contintue to be as fruitful as your gardens.

Stephie said...

I love reading your blog, you have such a way with words. :)