15 March 2007

The Constant Gardener

Chris has whipped out his green marker and is doing his best to color my thumb. Okay, so it's a washable marker and it may take a while for this thing to stick, but we color on.
This past weekend, Chris and I planted strawberries, a couple different types of tomatoes, basil, and aloe vera. (And my daffodils are budding! Hopefully my tulips will follow suit.) Oh, and I planted a cutting from what I think is a rose bush, if I remember correctly.
Sigh. I feel so at-one with nature.
I love gardens and flowers. I could live at an arboretum. Chris and I camp several times a year (although we do the drive to the camp-site, not backpack in 3 miles), and I love spending those weekends seeing how great God is because of all this wonderfulness that He put around us.
In short, I love nature (except for snakes, of course, but that's a biblical hatred - hey, if it weren't for snakes, perhaps there would be no evil in this world).
I'm new to this gardening thing, but I'm liking it. I like feeling like nature and I are working together to glorify God.

8 comments:

Claudia said...

sorry, but i think the snake got a bad rap! it was a set-up!!
I love the outdoors too...I planted some bulbs and keep waiting for them...

Jenn said...

Ah, daffodils!

Jennifer Tiszai said...

I love gardening and being outdoors. Unfortunately, I think our old house is going to suck the time up that I wanted to use to plant a garden. In AZ, if stuff isn't in the ground by now, it's almost too late before the heat will get it. Sigh.

Willowtree said...

Don't you just love the change of seasons!

L.L. Barkat said...

Of course, without snakes, we'd be overrun by insects. That'd make for an itchy camping outing.

Heather said...

i know, i know, snakes are part of God's creation and a necessary part of this world.
just keep them far, far away from me.
i do love the change of seasons. spring is my favorite season of the year. when i worked in an office, it caused mucho depression being trapped inside. now, i love taking my laptop to the lake or arboretum or just out my back door (to my own new arboretum!).

Pamela said...

tomatos? do you have a hot house? or do you live in warmer climate?

I've never had aloe vera outside. I have had an indoor plant

Robin said...

My green thumb is brown :(. Which makes me very sad. That being said, I love the BEAUTY of this time of year, even if I don't contribute a lot to it. I'm most thankful for things that grow wild, and for people who have multiple green thumbs :).