Maintaining a garden blog has been a challenge during a long, harsh winter in New Hampshire.
While my head has been filled with motivation to keep a blog interesting during the midst of a winter filled words like “polar vortex” and “arctic blast”, actual inspiration to get the thoughts out of my head and out to the digital world has been lacking.
Maybe the idea of an extra hour of daylight this evening and the pending arrival of spring, along with a great find that was tucked away in a binder of gardening materials, was all that I needed!
Here’s the great find. It’s a poem that a former neighbor named Kate, wrote for my mom, Kathy, about the garden. It was written over a decade ago. Before the dog named Grace came along to inspire this garden blog. (You may need to click the poem to see a clearer version to read.)
I love how words, put onto paper to create such a lovely poem, so many years ago, can have such a more impactful meaning many years later. Which brings to mind this quote about inspiration that I think relates perfectly to gardening.
“Every moment and every event of every (wo)man’s life on earth plants something in his soul.” -Thomas Merton